The family of Jacielyn Rose Delorme is having a food benefit and silent auction on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Thirsty’s Bar from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The family of Jacielyn Rose Delorme is having a food benefit and silent auction on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Thirsty’s Bar from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Jacielyn is the three-year-old daughter of Josh Delorme and Amber Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Silvester and Marion Delorme of Belcourt, ND and Ambrose Lawrence and Rochelle Cavanaugh of Fort Totten.

Jacielyn was diagnosed with kidney cancer on Dec. 31, 2016. After doing a CT scan, the doctors informed Jacielyn’s parents that she needed to undergo surgery to remove the right kidney, because it was no longer functioning. On Jan. 3, 2017, Jacielyn underwent a four and a half hour surgery to have it removed and have a port put in so she could start her chemotherapy treatments. Her pathology results confirmed that she has Wilm’s Tumor and was listed as a stage 5, because it was found in both kidneys.

On Jan. 7, Jacielyn started her first chemo treatment at the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, ND and was discharged on Jan. 10. Jacielyn and her family travel every week to Fargo and usually stay a couple of nights to ensure she is well enough to go home.

As of Jan. 27, Jacielyn completed her fourth round of chemotherapy and her doctors did an ultrasound to see how the chemo was working. Dr. Anim discussed with Jacie’s parents how he wanted to up her chemo treatments because she has the Anapelsia type, which means it is more aggressive. After reviewing the results of the ultrasound, he changed his mind and wants to finish up as planned.

This Thursday, Jacielyn and her family will be traveling to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo for her fifth chemo treatment. After the sixth is complete, her doctor will then do a CT Scan and will discuss with the surgeons if the remaining tumor had shrunk enough for them to go in and do another surgery or if they will do another six weeks of chemo therapy.

Once the medical team decides when the right time is, Jacielyn will then undergo another surgery to remove the tumor on her left kidney. Either way she will be doing another six weeks of chemotherapy, they just don’t know whether it will be before or after her next surgery.

There is a GoFundMe page set up for Jacielyn at https://www.gofundme.com/jacielyn-delorme. Any donations to help her family with medical expenses would be greatly appreciated.