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This fundraiser ended on 09/04/12

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Winters Warriors was created to help the Gilland family recover from the ongoing medical expenses stemming from Winters childhood cancer.

Winter's Story
Nine years ago, a beautiful little girl named Winter was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. I was blessed to get to know her and her mom through my graphics work for children battling this horrible disease...and that tough little girl won her battle with that tumor. But unfortunately, her battle had only just begun. For the residual effects of the multiple surgeries and cancer treatment have left Winter battling for her life daily. Winter has three types of diabetes, sodium levels with dangerous highs and lows, a seizure disorder, serious behavioral issues and is legally blind. These are just a few of the 32 diagnoses she has received since BEATING cancer.

I watch her mother Michelle struggle daily to keep her daughter alive and well. While also caring for Winter's twin sister Sara, and doing it ALONE. She spends many days and nights in the hospital with Winter -can you imagine telling your boss every other week that you wont be in because your daughter is ill again? How long do you think that job would last....

Often times when a young child beats battles begin in the aftermath. Battles that will never cease. Battles for which there IS no cure. Because Winter's cancer is not active - she is no longer eligible for funds from the many organizations that help these families and children. The bills continue to grow...and Winters battle is no where near over. While we shudder to think of ever being in this situation, to know someone that IS living this nightmare is a call to action. Thus my plea to you...

Wont you please consider donating to my Winter's Warriors fund? I know we are all struggling in this economy, but any amount you would consider would be SO appreciated. I will be working through the summer to raise funds for this very deserving family and I would love to add you to Winter's list of warriors!

Blessings to you - Laurie
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