Nelly Camara To Receive New Treatment
There's good news for Jenelle "Nelly" Camara.
The Durfee High School cheerleader is set to receive a new treatment for her rare cancer.
The Fall River Herald reports that Nelly will be leaving for Texas in less than a month to receive this experimental treatment that is neither chemotherapy nor radiation-based at the Burzynski Clinic.
Nelly, who has been battling a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma, is said to be hopeful the new treatment will work. Even telling the Herald,
I was crying when I heard that I was accepted, I had been waiting for this all week — because I want to survive.”
It won't be easy however.
The family will have to relocate to Texas for the next four-to-eight months and find a place to stay that can accommodate Nelly's wheelchair.
The treatments are also quite expensive, costing $17,000 per month.
Community support has already been so strong for Nelly and the family says they are incredibly grateful. They have set up a fund for their daughter called the "Pray For Nelly Fund"
Fundraisers are still happening to support Nelly and donations can be made at any time by sending a check or money order, payable to the fund, to P.O. Box 2691, Fall River, MA 02722.