+193 votes
The Beautiful Jenelle “Nelly” Camara.
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This is a story about Jenelle “Nelly” Camara. She is an outstanding 16 year old girl who enjoys cheerleading, being with family and friends, listening to music and of course shopping. I am a friend of the family who knows they are going to need all the help they can get.

On January 1 2014 Nelly woke up and couldn’t walk. Her parents Laura and Joshua Eaton rushed her to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence RI where a MRI discovered she had a tumor wrapped around her spinal cord. She had a spinal resection on January 3, 2014 to try and remove the tumor which was the size of a Clementine. Her journey began with a variety of tests such as bone marrow spinal taps, cat scans of the brain, pet scans, blood work and more. March 2014 the tumor began growing again and radiation started instantly which continued until May 2014. The tumor had tested neurotic. The family went for a second and third opinion to Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston Ma and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They said it was a rare tumor and seemed to be in remission at that time.

August 2014 the tumor began to grow again and there was more frequent monitoring. During this time Nelly’s pain level began to increase. October 2014 they noticed the tumor growing upwards and aggressive, starting to lean back on to the spinal cord. Her pain became more intense at this time due to the fact that her nerve endings were affected.

December 26 2014 she had an endoscopy lumbar puncture where they collected biopsies of the tumor. January 21, 2015 Nelly had a port placed into her chest and chemotherapy began the following day. Her chemotherapy treatments will last 36 weeks and will contain 6 different medications. She will then begin radiation once again. Her final diagnosis is Ewings Like Sarcoma. On this same day her father Joshua, who is the sole provider at this time found out his job will be moving and he will no longer be employeed and this will happen within the next year.

Nelly has a long and difficult road ahead of her as well as her family. She is a 16 year old girl facing a nightmare and she faces this with a strong mindset. She has her fears and weaknesses also, she is afraid of missing her prom, losing her hair and missing school. All the things a teenager should be excited about. I am asking everyone to share her story to send prayers. We are all strong in faith and know that with God all things are possible.

I am asking anyone who has a special prayer or inspirational story, card or message to please send it to Nelly to help lift her spirits during this difficult time. We have all been through some type of struggle in our lives; imagine having the prayers of others or inspiring stories to help get you through. Please send your message of hope or inspiration to Nelly to help make her road a little easier to travel.

Every little bit will help this family.

Thank you and remember Pray for Nelly.

Also she has a po box for any cards or letters people may want to send to her to lift her spirits.

Pray for Nelly
P.O. Box 2691
Fall River Ma 02722

Contact Online:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pray-for-Nelly/421890927969685
Fundraiser:
http://www.gofundme.com/kqlois
20,099 views May 31, 2015
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Ann Miller
Nelly is a special person.  Her Hope and Faith are to be admired an inspiration to all those around her even when her world seems upside down.  Her smile is genuine and her love is given to all that just views the site, Pray for Nelly...an inspiration to me...she is a Warrior, a women, a child fighting to overcome Cancer and everything that dares to come her way...Go Nelly...you are a sure blessing to me...you.... have changed MY life for ever..you bring courage and determination to another level,  I admire you more than most people I know...and I don't even know you.....
+10 votes
Jun 1, 2015
Mia Cardeiro 350 points
I love you Nelly! Your such an inspiration to everyone, your smile lights up the whole room, and your courage Is just simply amazing!!! #nellystrong #teamnelly #kickcancersbutt #loveyou
+10 votes
Jun 2, 2015
Mike Ha-Ha Irish 8,160 points
Mia you are a great friend to her and her family , It warms my heart seeing your pics that you post of you and her when visiting her in the hospital  #NELLYSTRONG
Karebear144 360 points
Nelly, you are Beautiful,Smart,Strong, Wicked Stronger than you know, You are never alone, Keep smiling that big beautiful smile that lights up the room!!!
+10 votes
Jun 4, 2015
Lori Berube
Nelly and her beautiful smile and inspiration has brought together a city that is praying and fundraising and doing everything possible to help nelly kick CANCERS ****. We love and support you nelly.  NELLY STRONG.  <3
+9 votes
Oct 3, 2015
anonymous
God Bless
+8 votes
Jun 4, 2015
anonymous
Prayer for you sweetheart...your an amazing young ladies who has inspired me in so many ways....may God bless you and your family,as he has blessed us with you in our live xoxo
+8 votes
Jul 27, 2015
anonymous
i sent a card nelly i may not know you personally but i know you by your story, Keep fighting.. praying for you
+8 votes
Sep 24, 2015
anonymous
I do not know you, but I read about your story and you are in my prayers. We all go through struggles in our lives, some are much harder than others, but when we have Jesus to rely on we can know that everything will turn out perfectly according to his will. I have faith that he will heal you in the name of Jesus and that you will be a testimony of his unfailing love. God bless
+7 votes
Jul 28, 2015
anonymous
She is Beautifully Awesome, Way to go nelly
+6 votes
May 31, 2015
Marty Crandall 260 points
I don't know you Nelly but would love too.find out more about you,I am sending ton's of prayer's and setting here thinking what you are doing,I am a night owl up all night and and sleep about four hours a day.I am in a lot of pain with my knees,I am old enough too be your Grandma but don't feel like it in my mind its just my body that don't want too go along with my mind.So if there is any thing I can do four you please right me OK.  <3  <3 <3 OOOO  XXXXX
+6 votes
Aug 5, 2015
Chuck McDonald Fall River massachusetts
Nelly, I just wanted to stop in and tell you that .This saying reminds me of you.Remember that Tuff times don't last for ever TUff people like you do. Stay strong
+4 votes
Jun 2, 2015
lduarte26 250 points
keep on fighting Nelly <3
+4 votes
Oct 4, 2015
Kevin barbosa 1,880 points
Help her
+4 votes
Oct 6, 2015
Mike Ha-Ha Irish 8,160 points
Please Ellen #ITTOOKMYMOM 23 yeas ago the day before my dad's birthday ..... please help Nelly and her family it really has destroyed my life since .. Don't let it destroy another family if you can help in any way Thank You ...Mikey HA-HA
#NELLYSTRONG
+3 votes
Oct 8, 2015
Lorie Guilmette 5,090 points
SORRY TO HEAR THAT SORRY FOR UR PAIN I LOST MY MOM MY SISTER MY GRANDMA MY GRANDPA ALL TO THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE SO I UNDERSTAND UR PAIN THIS LIL LADY INSPIRED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH HER STRENGTH AND COMPASSION WE ARE ALL PRAYING ELLEN HELPS HER SHE IS SOO WELL DESERVINGOF THE HELP
Mike Ha-Ha Irish 8,160 points
oops 32 years ago
Mike Ha-Ha Irish 8,160 points
thank you Laurie yes it is a terrible disease  I am sorry for your losses as well yes we all are puling for Nelly so much has been learned and improved since the 70's so she had a great chance to beat this her positive attitude does wonders not only for herself but also in the healing ...we all are praying she gets to Ellen she deserves it .
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ELLEN OPEN YOUR HEART AND LET HER IN IT YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT  .... #NELLYSTRONG
Ccoryx18 220 points
Youuu got thiss nelly !! Your such an inspiring beautiful personn who deserves everything !!
#prayfornelly #picknelly
+3 votes
Oct 9, 2015
feliciaebay722 220 points
Nelly needs all the help she can get. She's a blessing to our community who holds so much faith . PrayForNelly!
+3 votes
Oct 9, 2015
Kerrie4 190 points
Fall River fights with Nelly!!!!! She is a true inspiration to our community. Stay strong!!!! Prayers and positive thoughts to you and your family.
+2 votes
Oct 8, 2015
Mike Ha-Ha Irish 8,160 points
ALL SHE NEEDS NOW IS ELLEN'S HELP Please help Ellen #NellyStrong
 Good news for 'Nelly' Camara: Durfee cheerleader battling cancer has been OK'd for treatment in Texas
 Facility in Houston specializes in alternative cancer treatment approaches
http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20151007/NEWS/151006430
+2 votes
Oct 8, 2015
Lorie Guilmette 5,090 points
ALRIGHT NELLY HAS GOT THE OK TO GO TO TEXAS NOW ALL SHE NEEDS IS THE FUNDS AND A PLACE FOR HER AND THE FAMILY TO STAY WHILE SHE GETS THIS TREATMENT ELLEN IF THIS YOUNG LADY DOESN'T SHOW SHE HAS SO MUCH COURAGE AND IS SOO DESERVING TO GET THIS TREATMENT PLEAS PLEASE PLEASE HELP HER #TEAMNELLY
+2 votes
Oct 9, 2015
Charity Thomas Bryan 230 points
#Nelly Strong....we love you and an inspiration to us all.  Keep fighting and keep smiling we love you
+1 vote
Oct 9, 2015
linzeepaint 240 points
This is Fall river's girl. There is not a person on this earth who is more deserving than her. She says she's almost famous. Can't call anyone famous unless they';ve been on Ellen's show. Hoping that will happen for her soon.
+1 vote
Oct 9, 2015
linzeepaint 240 points
This is Fall river's girl. There is not a person on this earth who is more deserving than her. She says she's almost famous. Can't call anyone famous unless they've been on Ellen's show. Hoping that will happen for her soon.
+1 vote
Oct 9, 2015
Johnny Toledo
Nelly is such a beautiful,smart,funny just a inspirational girl. She is so full of life and has alot of fight in her..I love you Nelly...
+1 vote
Oct 9, 2015
anonymous
Vote for Nelly!
+1 vote
Oct 9, 2015
Sue Rego Chabot 300 points
Nelly Strong
+1 vote
Oct 9, 2015
Marianne Doyle
Nelly is a ray of sunshine even on her darkest days...she needs this!
+1 vote
Oct 10, 2015
Rodney Dibbley 170 points
Ellen you have to meet this incredible  young  woman.. She has such an awesomeness  about her. .with everything  going on her life she still worry ' s about everyone else.. She is an angel. We love you Nelly! !
+1 vote
Oct 10, 2015
Lala1971 300 points
I have never met Nelly but I am in awe of how she is fighting  this disgusting disease with such bravery  and dignity.  She is such an inspiration to all of those who follow her. You keep fighting Nelly!!! #nellystrong
+1 vote
Oct 13, 2015
Tonya Carvalho Nunes 310 points
Stay strong nelly, you can beat this!
+1 vote
Oct 23, 2015
0 votes
Oct 9, 2015
bonnielis 110 points
Nelly Strong!!  Keep up the fight!!  :)
Mike Ha-Ha Irish 8,160 points
TIME IS TICKING Ellen LET'S GET THIS DONE PLEASE
#SAVENELLY #NELLYSTRONG
0 votes
Oct 10, 2015
anonymous
nelly passed away just a few days ago and I went to her wake today. It was so hard to go there and see her family in so much pain. Nelly had suffered so much and right now just typing this is making me tear up. She lived in my hometown and she was such a sweet girl. She has put in an inspiration in my heart and I honestly believe that she is in peace now. At the wake she was so beautiful. She had on her homecoming dress and she looked so free. Before she died though she was given her degree from high school and her mom opened Nelly's eyes so she could see it since Nelly couldn't do it herself. Please continue to pray for Nelly and for her family.
0 votes
Nov 25, 2015
Pauline Abrantes 400 points
Ellen this girl is amazing she may have lost her battle but her spirit lives in. She has brought a city together and the Facebook community. She is loved by so many. #Nellystrong #teamnelly. ♡♡♡♡
0 votes
Dec 30, 2015
anonymous
#nellystrong #teamnelly #kickcancersbutt     Many prayers coming your way.....You are NOT alone in this.
0 votes
Jan 29, 2016