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Mother, Summar and 3 year old daughter Sapphire were both diagnosed with cancer within 11 days of one another.

Summar Breeze Ruelle is a vibrant, athletic, beautiful 35 year old. She is a Business Analyst, a 5k runner, and most importantly a loving wife and mother of two, ages 5 and 3. Summar is also a fighter. On September 6, 2012, this healthy, incredible woman was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer. Amazingly, this shocking news didn’t stop Summar from running the Annual Portland Race for the Cure – the Komen Race, which she had signed up for months prior to learning of her diagnosis. She ran the full race on September 16 despite the fact she had already started treatment and was suffering from over a 100 degree fever. Her powerful story was featured on Portland’s KATU news. Summer and her family’s story does not end here, however. On Monday September 17th, through the chaos of managing new treatments, scheduling surgeries, and caring for her children, Summar and her family learned that her beautiful 3 year old daughter, Sapphire, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Summar and her family are fighting the battle of a lifetime. Just days after Sapphire's diagnosis, Summar underwent her first cancer surgery at Providence Hospital. Meanwhile, Summar’s husband, Pascal was with 3 year old Sapphire who receives treatment across town at Children’s Hospital. The Ruelle family is STRONG. The Ruelle family is RESILLIANT. They have the love and support of an amazing network of people including friends and family. But they would benefit greatly from your generosity. A donation in any amount would help relieve one of the pressures this family should not suffer with, the financial. Funds will go directly to this family who is very deserving of any generosity you can provide.

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