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This fundraiser ended on 09/16/11

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What we are trying to raise money to initiate Stem Cell Research for Candice's brain. This could help to repair and connect damaged cells.

In November last year, my friend (and yours, to a few) Candice had an asthma attack. Due to neglectful assistance, she was left without oxygen for 14 minutes.

A brain without oxygen for 4 minutes or more can suffer brain damage. Candice's was without for way more than 4 minutes and now has what is called Anoxic Brain Damage.

In short, she can no longer speak or move normally.

This girl used to moon walk around the house, sing with an amazing voice, and have you laughing until you cried with her jokes. She was the most positive person I ever knew. Always supportive. Always loving. Forever filled with faith.

Today, they are not sure she can see, but she can smile, laugh, and is attempting to speak and lift her head up...from the hospital bed.

All that really matters is that Candice gets better and that people are aware of how life threating asthma can be if not treated properly.

She is conscious, she does try to talk (although often repetitive sounds similar to "yes, hey, yea"). We did teach her one word "water" which sounds different from the rest. When she says this wordit sounds like: wa-er.

Something is definitely better than nothing.

Its been over 6 months, and although she may not have the type of improvements that we would all wish for, she does have more than what the doctors believed possible.

We just want the best care for her. The doctors believe "this is it for Candice." We feel that since she has already improved beyond their predictions. There's no limit to her recovery.
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