Six months after Jasmine’s final chemotherapy session

Hello everyone, we just wanted to give you a great update on the progress of jasmine’s health. On 5-19-2014 jasmine was admitted into the hospital and had a surgery to remove her Port-A-Cath after almost 2 years of cancer treatments. This was due to the all her test results (Blood,CT,MRI) being negative. Thank you God. Her body has no signs of any cancer cells thanks to all the prayers and faith in God .Jasmine’s surgery went smooth and she’s home resting and recovering now.

I would like to share with you all the things Jasmine has done after her last treatment in September 2013. As we all remember the great news about Jazzy Wazzy  becoming cancer free on 10-7-13. After that we let her rest for couple of weeks then we threw Jasmine a big party in November at our house to celebrate her being cancer free. At the party, Jasmine surprised everyone with the beautiful song, “Roar” by, Katy Perry. After the song Jasmine said a wonderful speech to thank everyone and their devotion and endless love, and most of all to give thanks to our God. December came and Jasmine enjoyed every moment of shopping and celebrating Christmas.

At the beginning of 2014 she went to school full-time. After school she has been going to physical therapy an hour a day 3 days a week every week.  This is to strengthen her body and build her nerves back. After being in school for two weeks Jasmine began to have a difficult time with keeping up with  the other students during different activates at her school. This has been due to cancer treatments side effects (Drop foot). This has held her back from walking and running as a normal child. The school has done many things to accommodate Jasmines needs in this difficult time of her life. there has been some other side effects from chemo, such as headaches and kidney stones. She has cut back her school hours to half a day to focus on her recovery. Jasmine has been taking lessons in gymnastics, swimming, and yoga to help her gain her balance and strength back. During spring break Jasmine and her family went on a 4 night Disney cruise to the Bahamas true Make A Wish Foundation, she attended a couple different “Relay for Life” cancer research fundraiser’s. In a week from now she will be attending another fundraiser “St. Baldrick’s” which will help raise money and awareness in the search for cures in childhood cancers.

As summer is coming, Jasmine is excited about visiting The “Holy Land”, and spending time with her family there.

This entry was posted on May 15, 2014. 2 Comments

2014 ST. BALDRICK’S CANCER RESEARCH FUNDRAISING EVENT

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KEEP PRAYING

Let’s all Rally together in support with Team Jasmine on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM as we help in supporting children’s cancer research. The event is taking place in Redondo Beach California at the Riviera Mexican Grill located at 1615 South Pacific Coast Highway. Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/93729/2014

Team Jasmine will be in attendance with other Great teams raising awareness about childhood cancers. Everyone everywhere is affected someway somehow.
We all know that everybody enjoys a party. Everybody enjoys to go out and have a good time. Let’s make the time for this event and show our support for the thousands of children around the world who are fighting that battle with cancer. These angels need our help so please attend with us or go to the web site and make a donation for cancer research. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Here is the web page below (Take a look please). Prayers and Love Team Jasmine

http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/93729/2014

LIVE LOVE LAUGH.

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Upcoming events to help find cures for cancer

On April 6, 2014 Jasmine was granted a wish by the Make A Wish foundation. She went on a Disney cruise with her family to the Bahamas. Thank you Make A Wish.

On April 26th 2014 Jasmine will be attending the Torrance Relay For Life.  Come join her in supporting this wonderful cause. This event is being held at South High School  located  at 4801 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA.

She is also planning on attending the South El Monte Relay For Life on Saturday May 3, 2014. The location for this event is 1001 Durfee Ave, South El Monte, CA.

On May 21,2014 jasmine will at the St.Baldrick’s event being held in Redondo Beach, CA. at the Riviera Mexican Grill located at 1615 S. Pacific Coast Highway. Come join her in supporting Team Jasmine as they shave there heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s foundation. If your interested in donating money to the St. Baldrick’s foundation you can go to http://www.stbaldricks.org and look up Matthew Ablan (Team captain) and donate. All the donations from this event will go towards children’s cancer research. please come join Jasmine at this event to support her team (Team Jasmine). Thank you all for all the Love and support you have given and showed. Remember nobody fights alone. All the events listed above are supporting cancer research to find new cures for the future.

Remember, everyone in the world is affected in some way from cancer so lets stand together and help support these organizations in raising money to find cures for cancer. If anyone is interested in attending the above listed events you can contact Everett at 310-714-0048 for more information.

This entry was posted on April 25, 2014. 1 Comment

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!

When our 10 year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer last year, our world was turned up side down, and we could not grasp the idea of telling her the reality of her diagnosis.

Our lives went from normal school days to extended hospital stays, twice a week clinical visits, and chemo and radiation sessions, etc, which caused all of us extreme exhaustion both on a mental and physical level, and haunting us was the looming unspoken worry : will our princess get though this?

To say that we went through a hard time is the least i could say. however, the ongoing support, and unconditional love and prayer from our friends and family went a long way in making things easier. Most of all, a HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR LORD  GOD for this blessing that he gave us, and for continuously standing by Jasmine’s side, giving her faith and hope, that kept her fighting until she SUCCEEDED.

As of today Jazzy Wazzy is cancer free, and until now I am speechless, as to how happy and grateful I am.

Yet, I continue to send my prayers and hopes to all the kids I meet who are fighting cancer. May their faith in GOD not weaken; GOD willing they will become cancer free, to see  the day GOD has blessed me with.

Jazzy Habebti, we know you went through a lot (the monster is gone) and we still have to go though a path of recovery. Our hope for you Jazzy is that you continue with the strength and will and faith in GOD that you showed us this past year so you can get your life of school,basketball,swimming,etc.back!! We know you will because with GOD all things are possible!!

 WE LOVE YOU JAZZY

MOM AND DAD

 GOD BLESS

 

This entry was posted on October 8, 2013. 11 Comments

JAZZY FINALLY COMPLETED ALL HER 43WEEKS OF CHEMO TREATMENTS.

HEY EVERYONE. WE’RE BACK! IT’S BEEN ABOUT 2.5 MONTHS SINCE OUR LAST POST. SUMMER TIME WAS GREAT BUT IT SURE KEPT US REALLY BUSY. WE’VE BEEN FOCUSING  A LOT OF OUR TIME ON JAZZY WHILE HER BROTHER WAS VISITING BACK HOME DURING THE SUMMERTIME.  THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS WERE FILLED WITH SOME GOOD YET DIFFICULT  TIMES AS JAZZY MOVED CLOSER TO END OF HER CHEMO TREATMENTS. IT’S BEEN EXACTLY ONE YEAR SINCE JAZZY WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED WITH HER CANCER. ON AUGUST 19TH, JAZZY FINALLY COMPLETED HER 43 WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS. THANK GOD! WE CAN’T BELIEVE HOW QUICKLY THESE 11 MONTHS OF CHEMO HAVE PASSED BY.

THE SUMMER WAS FILLED WITH DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS , CHEMO TREATMENT AND PHYSICAL THERAPY THAT HAVE BECOME A PART OF JAZZY’S LIFE; HOWEVER, SHE STILL HAD TIME TO CONTINUE HOME-SCHOOLING AND STUDYING 3-5 DAYS A WEEK. ALTHOUGH THE DOCTORS ADVISED JAZZY TO AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE SUN, THAT DIDN’T KEEP HER FROM HAVING FUN AND ENJOYING HER TIME AS LONG AS SHE FELT WELL ENOUGH TO DO SO. WHAT CAN WE SAY…JAZZY WAZZY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A FIGHTER. NOTHING CAN PUSH HER DOWN. SHE KNOWS THAT GOD IS WITH HER, KEEPING HER STRONG. HER ATTITUDE IS SO ENCOURAGING. WHEN HER BLOOD COUNT IS LOW AND SHE’S FEELING WEAK, SHE STILL FINDS A WAY TO CONVINCE US TO LET HER GO TO THE EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN PLANNED AND SHE’S BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO.  JAZZY HAS MADE VALUABLE USE OF HER TIME INDOORS. IN ADDITION TO SPENDING A LOT OF TIME WITH HER FAMILY AND , SHE HAS DEVELOPED VARIOUS HOBBIES: BAKING, PAINTING NAILS, READING, AND OF COURSE SHOPPING WITH HER FRIENDS…OH BOY!

UPON COMPLETION OF HER TREATMENTS, WE SEE JAZZY FEELING BETTER AND STRONGER DAY AFTER DAY. HER NAUSEA AND VOMITING HAS DECREASED TREMENDOUSLY, AND HER APPETITE HAS INCREASED. SHE WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON DAILY TPN TO ASSURE THAT SHE RECEIVES THE APPROPRIATE CALORIC INTAKE TO KEEP HER STRONG. FORTUNATELY, SHE HAS GAINED ALMOST 15 POUNDS WITHIN THE LAST THREE MONTHS. WITHIN THIS UPCOMING WEEK, WE WILL BE RETURNING TO THE HOSPITAL TO PERFORM A  CT  SCAN AND  MRI  TO EVALUATE THE FINAL STATUS OF JAZZY’S CONDITION UPON COMPLETION OF HER CHEMO TREATMENTS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR JAZZY. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED REGARDING THE FINAL RESULTS.

TEAM JASMINE

This entry was posted on September 8, 2013. 11 Comments

AMAZING RESULTS AFTER JASMINE’S 31ST CHEMO TREATMENT

JASMINE HAD AN MRI AND CT SCAN DONE LAST WEEK.  THIS WEEK JASMINE WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE HER 32ND TREATMENT AND TO GET RESULTS ON THE MRI AND CT SCANS.  AFTER SHE RECEIVED THE CHEMO TREATMENT WE MET WITH HER DOCTOR AND NURSE PRACTITIONER AND THEY INFORMED US HOW EXTREMELY HAPPY THEY WERE WITH THE TEST RESULTS.  THE NEWS WAS A HUGE SURPRISE……….JASMINE NO LONGER HAS A TUMOR!!  WE THANK GOD FOR THE HOPE AND LOVE THAT HE HAS GIVEN US THROUGH THIS.  HER CHEST WAS ALSO CHECKED AND THE RESULTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE AS WELL….THANK GOD!  THE DOCTORS ARE AMAZINGLY HAPPY WITH HER PROGRESS.  UNFORTUNATELY ALONG WITH THE GREAT NEWS, JASMINE HAS HAD SOME  EXTREMELY SICK DAYS. PER THE DOCTORS, JASMINE HAS BEEN ABLE TO ENDURE ONE OF THE MOST AGGRESSIVE CHEMO AND RADIATION TREATMENTS.  THIS TREATMENT HAS WEAKEND HER BODY AND IT WILL TAKE LONGER FOR HER TO RECOVER .JASMINE  NEEDS TO CONTINUE WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HER LEFT LEG IN ORDER FOR IT TO RECOVER FROM THE NERVE DAMAGE.   AS YOU KNOW FROM THE BEGINNING,  WE WERE TOLD JASMINE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE 45 WEEKS OF TREATMENTS.  SO AS OF THIS WEEK SHE HAS 13 TREATMENTS LEFT TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY CANCER CELLS LEFT IN HER BODY ARE KILLED.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE  YOU AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT THAT HAS BEEN DISPLAYED AND ACTED UPON.