Cincinnati Vol. 1, Shirt 19: "Ripped"

Cincinnati Vol. 1, Shirt 19: "Ripped"

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Cincinnati Vol. 1, Shirt 19: "Ripped"

$8 from each shirt sold will be donated to Cristina Carrero.

Unless otherwise noted, printed on a 60% cotton, 40% polyester blend. (That means it's soft!) Available only through December 25th, then it's gone. This product is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Need

Cristina Carrero is the youngest of six children and a 16-year-old junior at Our Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati. After some headaches and nausea last summer, doctors discovered a mass on her brain. Surgery removed over 90% of the tumor, but it was too risky to remove the rest. Tests identified the tumor as sonic hedgehog medulloblastoma, a subset of pediatric medulloblastoma which is the most common type of malignant brain cancer in children.

Cristina was a patient at Children’s Hospital through much of the summer, which covered her surgery and recovery and then several weeks of radiation. When she was well enough to go home, she continued radiation treatments as well as a full slate of various outpatient therapies. Scans reported promising results after radiation, and when Cristina was strong enough, she began a monthly chemotherapy regimen in October. She must be readmitted to Children’s Hospital for 2-3 days to receive the chemotherapy, and just completed the second round.

The ongoing hospitalizations and treatment are a financial hardship for her family, which has already endured another family health crisis. When Cristina was just six years old, her mother, Sonia, suffered a debilitating brain aneurysm, which was the family’s first experience with major brain surgery, long-term hospitalization and ongoing rehab. The family continues to battle, and you can help by purchasing a shirt or donating to Cristina’s online fundraiser.