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This fundraiser ended on 11/20/12

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This is the Meredith Harris Carcinoid medical fund. It will be used for her cancer treatment and related expenses not covered by insurance.

Meredith Harris, single mom and former teacher, has been battling with Carcinoid syndrome for over two years. (Carcinoid syndrome occurs when a rare cancerous tumor called a carcinoid tumor secretes certain chemicals into your bloodstream, causing a variety of signs and symptoms.) She had to quit her dream job as a middle school mathematics teacher because of her sickness. She has been in and out of several hospitals (MMC, Vanderbilt, Mayo) and cannot go back to work until her condition is stable. She has to travel back and forth to Vanderbilt to get her treatment each month, and these expenses build up. The only income she has right now is disability. With this check, she has to pay her mortgage, health insurance (Medicare won't cover the specialists and most of her treatment), utilities, student loans, etc. She is currently struggling to make ends meet because of the little income she receives.

To those of you who do not know Meredith: she is an amazing mom to her beautiful eight-year-old daughter, a great friend, and the strongest person I know. In the past, she has always helped others by buying needy families groceries, clothing for their children to wear to school, and by lending a hand when they needed her. She always has a smile on her face (even when she is in terrible pain). She has done so much for others, and now it's time for us to return the favor. Please show her that others can be just as giving and amazing as she has been. Thank you so much.
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