About this Meal Train page
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for the outpouring of kindness by so many already for the Hankey Family!
Danielle was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on Friday, March 8 and began her chemo treatment immediately on Monday, March 11 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She will have months of treatment that will involve traveling to and from Children's with many in-patient stays.
It began on February 16, 2019 when Danielle's elbow became very painful and she was unable to extend her arm. Wendy took Danielle to FMH and ultimately ended up at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2019 where a mass was discovered and Danielle was admitted to Children’s. A biopsy was taken on Tuesday, February 19 and sent to Sloan-Kettering in New York. Danielle was released on Wednesday morning. By Thursday, February 21, Wendy received a call that the biopsy was indeed cancer, but at this point they did not know what type it was. In addition to Danielle's elbow mass, a lump was found under Danielle's arm. That was surgically removed at Children's on March 4 and was sent to pathology. Thankfully this was found to be benign. A port was put in during surgery. It was a very excruciating waiting period before they found out that the elbow mass had been diagnosed as Ewing's Sarcoma on March 8. Immediate action was taken and Danielle is now on a treatment plan and will undergo chemotherapy treatment for months at Children's. Danielle will be back at Children's next week on March 20 for clinic and then will be inpatient again for chemo treatments: March 27 through April 1, April 10-11, and again April 24-29. They do not have the schedule yet for May and June, but I will post as soon as we know.
Please keep Danielle, Wendy, Kurt, Steven and Allison in your thoughts and prayers.
This meal train will be so helpful for everyone in the family. On the dates indicated above, please only cook for 3 (Kurt, Steven and Allison). All other days would be for 5.
Thank you so very much for your generosity! The entire family is very thankful and so appreciative for all the love and care they continue to receive as they navigate through this most difficult time.
Please see Special Instruction section below for details of the Meal Train. TY!
If you would like to follow along with Danielle's treatment, please join her Caring Bridge page for up-dates. You can join the page here:
A GoFundMe page has been created to help defray the costs of driving back and forth from Frederick to Children's, parking and meals while at the hospital, and time missed from work for Danielle's parents. All funds will go directly to Wendy Hankey to cover these on-going costs.
Thank you to the Henderson Family who brought dinner to the Hankeys on Monday, March 11. It was most appreciated!