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This fundraiser ended on 12/21/14

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Caroline Murray’s family and friends are uniting to raise money to help Caroline Sunshine conquer her battle with Wilm’s tumor!

A few days ago, 3.5 year-old, Caroline Murray spoke to her parents about stomach pains. During their trip to the ER that evening, her parents, Colette and Mike Murray, learned the diagnosis of their darling daughter: kidney cancer. After two days of additional tests, the doctors determined that the cancer had also spread to her lungs. On Wednesday, August 20th, Caroline had her left kidney removed. This surgery was the first step in Caroline’s battle with cancer and she will continue the fight with five weeks of radiation and 30 weeks of chemotherapy.

As many of you know, Caroline’s mom, Colette (Flood) Murray, has been battling an autoimmune disease that has resulted in significant kidney damage. Although Colette has achieved remission, the kidney damage she sustained has unfortunately been significant and will have long-term, very serious consequences (please keep her in your prayers). With rest and continued treatment, Colette still has a window of time—the next couple of months—where she could regain a little more kidney function, but this will be especially difficult given the involvement of Caroline’s recent diagnosis.

In addition to the health struggles of Caroline and Colette, the Murrays have been looking for the best possible, residential placement for 14-year old daughter, Mariana, their oldest child who has autism. This task has become especially critical in light of all they are facing with Caroline's treatment, and we are grateful for prayers so they find something close by, and appropriate for Mariana.

With an 8-month old baby, 3 older children, and the compromised health of Caroline and her mom, the Murrays are in need of our help! Medical bills alone will be astronomical, not to mention the cost of gas, help traveling to and from the hospital (the hospital is located nearly 30 miles from the Murray’s home and with Colette’s health, she will need help making this daily drive), as well as the everyday stressors cancer places on a family.

For years, we’ve asked family and friends to pray for the Murrays, and the response has been overwhelming! Now, we are asking your help again—please assist us in reaching our goal—to eliminate the medical costs of Caroline Sunshine’s treatment and with that, this financial burden for the Murray family. They have been through so much and still, they continue to fight! Let’s continue to show our support and fight with them!

All our love,
The family and friends of Caroline Sunshine!

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