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This fundraiser ended on 12/06/11

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The family of Rebecca McFarlane are uniting to raise money to help with her medical expenses as she recovers from brain surgery.

As many of you know my sister, Rebecca, not only has MS but has been battling a Neurocytoma brain tumor which is located in the central ventrical of the brain where spinal fluid is produced since 2007. Since the tumor has continued to keep growing, her dr's at Froedert Hospital have expressed urgency in getting it removed otherwise she could experience devestating effects. She underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor on October 24, 2011 however, they were unable to remove all of the tumor.

Had they removed what is known as the "shell" of the tumor a few different things could have happened - 1) She would have have had permanent memory loss as a part of the tumor was attached to the area that controls memory, and 2) She could have bled to death as the tumor was also attached to the largest blood vessel in the brain. While she beat her 50/50 odds, she still is up against the battle of fighting this tumor, with the possibility of it growing back once again.

Due to Rebecca's health issues she has been unable to work and her family of 6 has been trying to make ends meet on only one income. Medical expenses are going to be a big stressor for this family as we approach the holiday season so we are asking people to support Rebecca and donate to the medical expense fund we have created for her.

Our family is asking all of you out of the kindess of your heart to find a way to give to this family. It can be as little or as much as you would like to give. The family is going to be drained both mentally and financially and Rebecca should not have to worry about money or whether or not her kids will have a nice Christmas this year. We do believe in miracles and ask that everyone please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!
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