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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/12

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The family and friends of Taylor Ishee are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against cancer. Please show your support!

Taylor Ishee started out life like any other kid. He went to school, played basketball and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Since middle school Taylor has been known as "Ish". Taylor had just graduated high school and was enjoying his last summer before starting college. He went to Colorado on a family vacation to go hiking and river rafting. As soon as he came back from vacation, he enrolled in college to pursue his career as a CPA and Tax Attorney.
He was feeling very tired and loss of appetite, so he went to the doctor with what he thought was a virus. Little did he know, after only one week in college he was about to receive life altering and devastating news at the age of 19. Taylor was diagnosed with "Burkitts Lymphoma", an extremely rare and aggressive cancer. He went through 4 months of chemotherapy at Medical City Dallas. His doctor had treated only a few patients with Burkitts but told him it was very treatable with a 90% success rate. However, to his doctors surprise the cancer came back within six weeks in multiple areas of his body.
Taylor is presently undergoing chemotherapy treatments and is in preparation for a stem-cell transplant. Since diagnosed, Taylor has been hospitalized for six of the last seven months. In addition to his co-pays and deductibles there are many expenses not covered by insurance. It will be a long uphill battle for Taylor and quite a while before he can go back to college and "start his life again". Since being diagnosed with cancer, "Ish" has decided he wants to become a doctor and help other cancer patients.
Any donations to help the Ishee Family would be greatly appreciated. This is a very overwhelming experience but with God and the support of our friends and family we have faith that Taylor will overcome and be an inspiration for others.
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