Current Fundraising Goal April 17, 2022
Current Fundraising Initiative
On April 14, 2022, Carlene had updated MRI imaging done to assess the current status of her condition. There has been a significant progression in the size of the mass in her eye. Currently, we are awaiting an update from the radiologist on their written findings. The updated images have been sent to her doctors at the University of West Indies in Jamaica, where she currently resides, and also to both Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Diagnostics & Eye Health Center in Havana, Cuba.
We are currently working with the top specialists that treat retinoblastoma and other eye cancers to determine the best course of action to preserve Carlene's eye and vision while eradicating tumorous growth. Carlene is in need of several diagnostic and also genetic tests to determine the exact type of tumor and her predisposition for developing other cancers in the immediate or long-term future.
The cost of expenses incurred by Carlene's family to date is in excess of $40,000 USD. It is anticipated that cost of the remainder of the diagnostic tests will be in excess of $100,000 USD. All donations from this campaign will be directed towards these medical facilities and necessary diagnostic tests.