Name: Victoria Hope Barcz
Age: 1.5 years old
Parents: Agnes (mother)
Hospital(s): Sick Kids, Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai
Illness: Myoepithelial Carcinoma (as of March 2, 2018)
Current Status: Victoria has been diagnosed with myoepithelial carcinoma, an extremely rare cancer. Her treatment consists of 14 chemotherapy sessions, more than 25 radiation sessions and surgeries that will hopefully remove the tumor. Victoria has just finished her third round of chemo and fortunately, her tumor has shrunk.
The lesion first formed on her right temple and has since burrowed its way past her skull and into the periphery of the brain.
A month into this journey, the group of physicians treating Victoria, a collaboration of specialists from Sick Kids, Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai, had yet to come to a definitive diagnosis.
It has now been six weeks since Victoria was admitted and a diagnosis has been reached…Myoepithelial Carcinoma. Agnes and the father are separated; which leaves left to tend to Victoria and her seven-year-old sister, Isabella, completely alone. Victoria has already undergone two rounds of chemotherapy which has significantly reduced the size of the tumor. There’s hope. According to doctors, Victoria is to endure between one to three years of intensive chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, all followed by years of follow-ups.
Please find it in your heart to support this beautiful family in any way you can.