GABRIEL SILVA

It looks like once again I have to be the bearer of bad news. Gabriel’s PET (positron emission tomography) scan came back positive. The masses and fluid in his lungs came back. I want to thank everyone who helped to support Gabriel Siva’s GoFundMe complain in the past. But, we are done yet.
About 6 months ago he was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He completed his 8th chemo therapy about a month ago. But, it looks like remission didn’t last very long. Few days ago Gabe experienced a shortness of breath and when back to the hospital for tests. The results are not what we were looking for, cancer came back.

This time around Gabe will need a more aggressive treatment. He will be going to Tampa for perhaps 3 months, possibly even longer. The plan is calling for two aggressive chemo therapies with more advanced drugs every two weeks and once cancer goes in to remission he will be doing a BMT. A bone marrow transplant is a treatment that replaces unhealthy marrow with a healthy one. It’s also called a blood or marrow transplant. Bone marrow is a soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones. It produces white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. But, before transplant, he will get chemo chemotherapy with or without radiation to destroy the diseased blood-forming cells and marrow. Then, healthy cells are given to Gabe, the procedure is not surgery. The new cells go into his bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line. It’s just like getting blood or medicine through an IV. The cells find their way into marrow, where they grow and start to make healthy red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

People, he will need lots of good energy and good vibes. We all hope that he will overcome this scary disease very soon. Gabriel will have to stay in Tampa for a prolong period of time. He and his family will have to travel back and forth and that take money, a lot of money. Keep in mind, all of this time he hasn’t been work. Therefore, if you can find in your heart to help him and his family in this time of need will be greatly appreciated. Please, believe me anything you can do will help. I will resurrect the GoFundMe page and will schedule a fundraising campaign at the Last Dream Park. Thanks again and god bless.

https://www.gofundme.com/dashboard-fundraising-campaign-for-gabriel

Letter from Gabriel Silva

I will like to express my deepest gratitude to every one of the members of Last Dream Soccer. The last two months have been a roller-coaster of emotions since the diagnosis of my Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The emotional and financial support of all of you, my friends have been more than I have ever expected. Me and my family will always be thankful for such compassion in this time of our lives.

I don’t know what the future holds for us, only God knows, But I promise to pay it forward one day. I will like to give a special thanks to Dimitri, Mauricio, George, Mr. Miller, Carlos, Pica, Osmin, Willie, Joe, Colombo, Geneva and Sammy for going above and beyond to help me. It’s an honor to be a member of such a great community of players and friends. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart,

God Bless,
Gabriel
Ps. I’ll be back soon in the field, good luck trying to catch me……