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This fundraiser ended on 08/20/12

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The Torres, Aguilar, Gill and Grabowski Families are uniting to raise money to help Mariya with her battle against childhood Leukemia.

Six year old Mariya Torres is the middle child of three in her family and bowling with them is amongst her favorite activities….. well, that and listening to Justin Beiber. She also loves to watch scary movies and make Creepy Crawlers with her most recent Christmas gift. Typically a very active kid, she loves to run around, play outside and swim in her Auntie’s pool. Recently, however, her chemotherapy treatments have left her tired and generally not feeling well.

On Friday, January 20th, Mariya was diagnosed with Leukemia. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Hope Children’s Hospital at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. She has a hard fight ahead of her, but the Doctors’ believe she has a very promising chance of recovery. The chemo treatments, medicine and other medical procedures Mariya will have to undergo are quite costly and beyond what family insurance coverage will reimburse.

As you can imagine, this unexpected family crisis will take quite a toll on Mariya and her family, emotionally and financially. Mariya’s mother has had to take a family medical leave to administer to her daughter’s health and transport Mariya to and from her weekly chemotherapy treatments and emergency hospital visits. The battle is just starting and the entire family remains hopeful that Mariya will be well again.

We don't know what the total expenses will be, but we felt we had to get something started to alleviate the stress on Mariya and her family so that they can focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle! The money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses and procedures and additional expenses while Mariya is in the midst of her treatments. Please keep Mariya in your prayers at this time! She will need all your support and prayers to help her stay strong.

Mariya's Auntie is collecting funds on behalf of the family at a PO Box in Florida, for those individuals who prefer to send a donation via mail. Please mail checks to:

Mariya Torres
P.O. Box 17273
Clearwater, FL 33762

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!!

With sincere appreciation,

The Torres, Aguilar, Gill and Grabowski Families
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