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This fundraiser ended on 10/10/12

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Friends of Carley-Ryan Venezia and her family are working to together to help support the rising medical costs of her treatments. Thanks!

Carley-Ryan Venezia is a vibrant, fun-loving, 9-year old girl with a flare for humor and committed to her conviction for animals.
She was diagnosed with Chronic, painful JOINT DISEASE that requires 4 daily medications to aleviate inflammation and joint discomfort. She also must endure weekly shots of low dose Chemotherapy every Friday. Nausea almost always ensues over the weekend, and hair loss will/may follow. The cost of some of the medications to help combat the side affects of CHEMO are deemed "optional" and are not covered by insurance. Each morning Mom must massage her aching joints to be able to start the day.
Most recently, Carley was fitted with a leg brace for her right leg as the continued arthritis is affecting her knee causing it to turn. She loves cheerleading, and one can imagine the difficulty this may have. She must wear this brace at least 16 hours a day. This is one of the many continued struggles that Carley has to endure. It wasn't easy but it was required.
At this point Carley's condition is NOT improving. Several more months of Chemotherapy will be necessary as other options are also explored. Her spirit is always fun loving, but when the pain affects her sleep and daily routine, that spirit that defines her takes a hit. The surmounting medical costs are adding to the already stressful situation. Please help this family cover Carley's bills.
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