While Destinee Massey was at Children's Hospital being treated for a very rare brain tumor, her sister was born. It was this experience that inspired her mother to become a nurse. She now needs help finishing nursing school.
Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
Destinee's first day of school last year as a third-grader.
We live in Loveland, Ohio, my granddaughter goes to Loveland Elementary.
I started a "gofundme" page for my daughter, Ashleigh Massey, and we are looking for donations and some attention for her story.
She was inspired to go to nursing school after the ordeal our family endured when her oldest daughter, at five years old, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. Destinee, my granddaughter, was in Loveland Early Childhood Center in preschool at the time of her diagnosis. She was in the hospital in 2010 when kindergarten started and in October after her last treatment that year, her preschool teacher, Miss Lynn Orey, volunteered to work with her at home until she was able to start kindergarten in January 2011.
Destinee was only the fourth case ever at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since the 1980s when this type of tumor was discovered. She required major surgery to remove the tumor, stem cell extraction, six weeks of radiation and four chemo treatments with stem cell replacements. She is now in remission after four years, but continues testing to make sure the tumor hasn't grown back.
This whole process inspired Ashleigh to be a nurse. My daughter needs help with her tuition to finish out nursing school. She has exhausted all grants and loan opportunities. Ashleigh is a single mother of two who is currently in RN nursing school. She previously received her LPN from the same school. She also works part time at a nursing home as an LPN. She is in debt for student loans and can finish RN school next spring, but owes the school over $19,000 because she has exhausted all loan assistance and grants.
Please check out the gofundme page I made. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using our page. Thanks for your time and attention.