Zaida (ZAY-da) turned 3 in September 2007. We learned she has cancer on October 31st. After eight very emotional days in the hospital we learned it was peritoneal carcinomatosis, resembling ovarian cancer and mesothelioma (neither of which should happen to a 3-year-old). She is now 10 and still an energetic and bright girl, even after all she has been through.
Click on 'Read More' below for more information about Zaida and how to DONATE TO ZAIDA directly through Zac's Legacy where the money will go towards her medical care.Zaida has been a cancer patient for almost 7 years! She had 3 years of various chemos and significant surgeries. After this, we had 22 months of remission! Treatment-free! Zaida relapsed in April 2012, and had surgery and radiation (first time for radiation) over the summer.
She has just finished up 2 years of post-radiation chemo, and her doctors agree that she should go off-treatment. She'll get blood work and scans regularly, but for now - NO CHEMO!
Zaida has a wonderful sister Runa (age 12) and they love to play (and fight) together. Runa is such a wonderful and supportive sister!
Please help support us in creating history - by helping us beat this unique illness. We welcome all the love and support we can get. Please sign our guestbook and read our journal.
There is a fund set up for Zaida's medical care.
Donations can be sent to:
Zac's Legacy Foundation, Inc.
2990 W. 29th Street, Suite 1
Greeley, CO 80631
Please write 'Zaida Mattson' in the memo portion of your check.
Nichol has also started a home-based business to help with medical costs. Please visit www.facebook.com/HandmadeByNicholMattson and consider purchasing some handmade soap or hand-crocheted scarves. They make wonderful gifts!