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Please join the friends and family of Marissa Novak in raising money to help with the costs of recovery. Your support means so much!

Marissa was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 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, but her mother Gabriella needs to be at the hospital with Marissa constantly and unavoidably will not be able to manage or continue running her 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 sister Bella and brother Steven.

I have every faith that this little angel will fight this cancer and recover to the healthy child she has always been, but the road to recovery is always long and the expenses are often great. I hope that you will join me in the only way I can think to help a family with this burden. Any donation you make will help ease the stress of financial hardship that is approaching, and allow the family to focus on Marissa getting well. Along with your donation, please send all your love, hope and prayer to Marissa for quick and uncomplicated recovery.

Marissa, Gabi, Gary, Bella and Steven thank you from the bottom of their heart.
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