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This fundraiser ended on 11/07/12

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Friends, your kind donation will help cover related medical expenses and secure reliable transportation to Marissa's weekly treatments.

My daugther Marissa was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia February 14, 2012. Because Marissa was born with Down Syndrome, this poses unique challenges in her treatment and recovery. Doctors have tested her spinal fluids to see whether she has leukemia cells in the fluid around the brain and spinal cord, the prognosis is no, which is great news. Despite this encouragement, she still has many chemotherapy sessions with some very physically and emotional trying times ahead. During her treatment and recovery her father Gary continues to work, I her mother need to be at the hospital with Marissa constantly and unavoidably, I am not able to manage or continue running my business, and the lack of income only contributes to the stress and hardship of caring for and treating Marissa, as well as continuing to raise Marissa’s 4 year old sister Isabella and brother Steven who is now 7

I have every faith that my little girl will fight this cancer and recover to the healthy child she was, but the road to recovery is always long and the expenses are often great.
As her mom I am willing to do anything to raise the money needed, I know that I cannot do it alone... With the help of friends, our communities and the kindness of strangers, I know that we will raise enough funds to help cover all or most of these expenses. Any donation you make will help ease the stress of financial hardship that we are experiencing, and allow my family to focus on Marissa getting well. Please send all your love, hope and prayer to Marissa for quick and uncomplicated recovery.

Marissa, Bella, Gary, Isabella and Steven thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

I have been asked by a few people if they could send checks instead. You can absolutely do so. Here is the information you will need.

Gabriella Novak
14421 Pepperpine Dr
Tampa, Fl 33626
813 382-2528
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