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This fundraiser ended on 05/31/11

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The friends of April Gillies are raising funds to help her and her family as she battles brain cancer.

April has been battling cancer numerous times over the past 20 years and just underwent her 3rd brain surgery to remove a tumor. Although the first two surgeries were benign, her most recent tumor came back malignant and was a very aggressive tumor. In addition, her surgery left her without the full use of her left arm, hand and leg. She is only 48 years old and has a 12 year old son named Zach. After losing his job in Michigan, her husband Dan obtained employment in Pennsylvania. April and Zach are planning to move to Pennsylvania to be with him in July, but the doctor wanted her to begin treatment immediately and she has to stay in Michigan.

Unfortunately the sale of their house fell through, April found out she has to do 6 weeks of daily chemotherapy and radiation, and then 6 more months of chemotherapy. She doesn't have any family in Michigan and all of her friends have full-time jobs and are unable to assist her during the day. We want to raise enough money to assist with the medical costs not covered by insurance and so that Dan can take emergency family leave to come to Michigan and take care of his family. Unfortunately emergency family leave means no paycheck. The family depended on both April and Dan's income.

Please join us in our effort to raise enough money to bring Dan home to be with his wife and son. We appreciate any amount you can give.

Thank you all for your donations and more importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.

If you prefer to send a check, you may send it directly to April Gillies at 366 Leota Blvd., Waterford, Michigan 48327.
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