Waukesha family prays for a miracle as toddler fights Neuroblastoma
Three-year-old Cora Grinsel is proving that compassion has no boundaries. She was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer in August. Video by tmj4.comvideo
WAUKESHA COUNTY - Three-year-old Cora Grinsel is proving that compassion has no boundaries. She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in August.
Her New Berlin grandparents Sal and Pat Corrao are devastated.
"It's the most difficult thing I have ever had to go through as a mother," Pat says.
Looking at pictures of adorable little Cora, it's hard to believe she's going through such pain.
The distance only makes it worse. Cora's parents lost their jobs. They couldn't find work here. They had no other choice but to leave their Waukesha County home and move to Kansas, far away from grandma and grandpa.
They travel back and forth and help out however they can, but Cora's medical bills are costly -- more than a million dollars. Now family and friends here are helping out too -- spreading the word on Facebook.
"It's amazing how wonderful people have been people who we don't even know from other countries who have heard this story. Through Facebook we have a website getting 700 or 800 hits a day. Don't know who these people are but God bless them," Sal says.
Recently the Corrao's received more good news -- little Cora's tumors are responding to the chemo.
But the war is not over, and as a family prays for a miracle, it helps them to know they are not alone as Cora continues her battle with cancer.
You can show your support. A 'Care for Cora' fundraiser is Sunday November 4 at the Marian Center in Saint Francis from 12-5 p.m.