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This fundraiser ended on 06/09/11

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The family of Kaitlynn Van Fossen are uniting to raise funds for Kaitlynn's 13th Dream Birthday. It has been a long bumpy road.

12 1/2 years ago our daughter kaitlynn was born with short gut syndrome and learned to fight for her life early. Kaitlynn coded 3 times but always managed to pull through she has such a tremendous desire to live life and educate others about her disabilties.

Children's hospital in Philadephia saved her life with numerous surgeries. Over the years we watched our daughter struggle every day with new medical issues. C.P., Epilepsy, Scoliosis, Migrational disorder, Speech Apraxia, Irregular temperature control,and recently we have discovered one leg is shorter than the other.

Through it all Kaity has been an inspiration to all those who know her and are around her, she is a great helper at school, makes people laugh, is always happy and very intelligent. Kaitlynn has watched her step-brother's grow up with their medical issues. Cancer, IQ of 51 and irregular cysts growth. All 3 brother's have long moved out on their own.

Kaitlynn's passion in life is school, animals and helping people. Which is why we thought Discovery Cove would be a place she could experience being a child and expose herself to life with out hospital visits and therapies. Some place to be a kid. Her love for horses, dolphine's and butterflies would blossom in Orlando where she could discovery all the animal adventure parks and only think about having fun.

After all turning 13 is a mile stone for every child and we wanted to make this one extra special. We truely, as I am sure many other parent's of special kids appreciate every Birthday we celebrate.

In advance we would like to thank all those who took time to read our fundraiser and spread the word. God Bless each and everyone.

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
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