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The family and friends of Kari Krupa Harris uniting to raise money to help with her battle against breast cancer.

Kari, age 34, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. While she recently found insurance, there is still a significant financial burden.. Please help offset/assist with medical/daily living expenses to alleviate the financial burden. This will help her focus on fighting the fight of her life!
On April 19, 2010, our cousin, Kari (Krupa) Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer.
All I could think after hearing the news was, “I can’t believe it. She is way too young, she has two small kids a loving husband, she is healthy, and she is a fabulous mom.”
On June 2nd, Kari underwent a double mastectomy. Kari has just completed 27 weeks of chemo on January 27! Kari still has two more surgeries remaining. Kari's scans are clear, she is currently free of cancer!! Kari will now move on to 2 months of daily radiation.

Kari is a strong woman. If you know her, you know she has it all together! She is independent, smart, and determined. She has the spirit to fight her cancer, but needs everyone’s help to win!
As I mentioned before, Kari is a wife and mother. She has a wonderfully strong, supportive husband Jay and two beautiful young kids James and Katie.
When Kari was diagnosed, they were on Cobra, that ran out in October. After many denials from traditional insurance companies, Kari found a state program that helps women whose insurance has been terminated while they are undergoing treatment.
We don't know what the total expenses are going to be - but we HAD to get something started.
The costs to maintain daily living expenses while she fights this cancer are continually mounting. It is important that Kari and her family focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle.
We are raising money to offset/assist with these expenses. Our hope is that we alleviate that financial burden so Kari can concentrate on getting better.
Thanks to those who have helped- with your contributions so, you helped us to maintain their daily living expenses! WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. Your help so far has helped Kari and Jay take a "deep breath" and has re-energized them to keep fighting.
All your generous contributions are deeply appreciated- anything you can give will help! ***You can also keep track of Kari's day to day progress with her blog website. Please go to for her updates.
Go Team Harris!!! If you have any questions, suggestions, or just need to contact a representative for the family please email Deb Krupa at
THANK YOU - Kari and Jay Harris, Steve and Deb Krupa, and the Krupa family
Please note: Many people have asked if they may send a donation by mail. Certainly!

An account has been set up at Community Bank for donation for medical expenses and child care. Donations can be mailed to:

Team 4 Harris

C/O Community Bank of Oak Park / River Forest

1001 Lake Street

Oak Park, IL 60301
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