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This fundraiser ended on 12/30/12

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Here to raise money for my 14 year old sister w/ Heart Failure who has one last wish to go on a Disney Cruise!

My 14 year old sister, Anna, has been recently diagnosed with Right Sided Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension on top of her previous existing conditions Lupus and R. Arthritis. Doctors at Primary Childrens Hospital, while grateful, are completely shocked she is still here with us today. She is such a strong and amazing little girl. She also had a full jaw replacement 4 months ago because arthritis had eaten away her entire jaw bone, up into her skull. Her jaw was locked shut for 4 years and she was on a feeding tube. This is the first time she has been able to eat real food in 4 years! She has not been able to attend school for the past couple of years and going out to do anything is too stressful on her heart. She has recently told us that her last wish is to go on a Disney Cruise. So with her rarely having the energy to leave the house, this surprised me and I knew it was something she really wanted! With all of her medical expenses including surgeries, hospital stays, 14 different medications, etc. We simply cannot afford this for her. I do not have the heart to tell her this and I will do everything I can to raise this money for her to send her on this one last trip. Anything will help and all money that is raised will go to making her trip reality. I am ready to send her on this cruise and let her forget for just that moment that she is sick. I love her with all of my heart and I thank anyone who has taken the time to read this.

I will be closing the fundraiser on December 30. I hope to send her on this trip in early January because with her conditions, waiting too long would risk her not being able to go on the trip. Every night I pray I will wake up to my sister still being here, just to see her smile in the morning. I realize just how blessed I am to have her here with us and I cherish every single second we have. Thank you again.
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