Nine-year-old Gabe Santistevan has been diagnosed with Medulloblastoma stage 4 brain cancer. He is currently receiving treatment at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Gabe underwent surgery to remove as much of the tumor from his brain as possible and also received 6 weeks of radiation therapy.
His mother Kathleen has taken a leave of absence from work to be at Gabe’s bedside for continual care and support. His father is not involved with the family. To make matters worse, Kathleen’s home was affected by the September 2013 flooding in Aurora, which has added to this family’s emotional and financial crisis.
Caruso Family Charities assisted with their monthly mortgage and a Home Depot gift card to help with necessary home repairs.