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The family and friends of Natalija Reade are uniting to raise funds to help her battle a brain tumor. Please show your support!


This fundraiser has ended, but if you would still like to donate, please visit: http://www.giveforward.com/supportnatalija
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A few days before Thanksgiving 2012, parents Stephanie (Tenzera) and Kevin Reade received unimaginable news. Their three year old daughter, Nataljia, was diagnosed with an aggresive brain-stem tumor. This devastating cancer causes a vine-like tumor to spread throughout the brain-stem, in an area that controls vital body functions. This tumor is usually inoperable due to the location, and Natalija’s prognosis, unfortunately, is very poor.

Although the tumor is inoperable, it may respond to radiation and/or chemotherapy. Natalija will start treatment immediately. A cure is not expected, but the medical treatments will likely extend Natalija’s life by months or perhaps years. At least, they will improve her quality of life and promote comfort.

Although blessed with strength and spirit, the Reade family, Stephanie, Kevin, Natalija, and their one-year old daughter Daniela, face an uncertain and trying future. In addition to the crushing emotional toll this diagnosis has placed on them, the Reades will suffer financially.

We are asking for your help. Through prayers and good wishes, we hope to share and lessen some of their emotional burden. And through fundraising, we hope to alleviate some of the intense financial strain on Stephanie and Kevin. Any amount would be most appreciated.

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:3)

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