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This fundraiser ended on 09/27/11

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This is the Gavin Conrady medical expenses fund. The funds raised will be used at his family's discretion for bills/transportation costs.

Gavin Conrady is local boy, only 8 years old, and was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Ewings sarcoma.Ewing's sarcoma is a cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue. Ewing's sarcoma can occur in any bone, but most often it is found in the long bones such as the femur (thigh), tibia (shin), or humerus (upper arm). It can involve the muscle and the soft tissues around the tumor site as well. Ewing's sarcoma cells can also spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body including the bone marrow, lungs, kidneys, heart, adrenal gland, and other soft tissues.

The events leading to Gavin’s diagnosis began late in May when he fell at school. Initial medical tests found nothing wrong, but by the end of that week he was having difficulty walking. Transferring him to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, doctors located a problem area on his spinal cord on an MRI. Surgery was performed and the diagnosis came back as cancer.
Since then, his mother has made trips back and forth to Traverse City and to Grand Rapids regularly where he was been receiving chemotherapy. This fall she will spend four to five weeks in Grand Rapids for Gavin to begin radiation treatments five days a week.

I'm asking that you PLEASE take this family's circumstances into consideration. Please help in anyway that you can. Anything you can donate is GREATLY appreciated. Give $5, give $100...every donation helps...just do what you can.

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