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This fundraiser ended on 02/29/12

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Support The Lilian Valentino White Fund

The family and friends of Lilian Valentino White are uniting to support Lilian with her battle against Scleroderma. Scleroderma is an auto-immune disorder, where the body mistakenly attacks itself, and often results in thickening of the skin and/or scarring of internal organs.
The disease affects about 14 out of every 1 million persons, worldwide, most frequently attacking women between the ages of 35 and 54.

At the age of 40, Lilian was diagnosed with an advanced case of the disease which has caused severe scarring to her lungs. The last 4 years have presented many challenges from being misdiagnosed for over a year, various attempts with drug therapies, and managing the challenges that each day brings. Over time Lilian's ability to do the normal day to day activities has even presented challenges.

Lilian has recently been placed on the lung transplant list due to the progression and severity of her disease. Her admission to the transplant list is exciting, yet scary. At a moment's notice Lilian and Fran will need to be in Pittsburgh ready for surgery. Our quest as a fundraising team is to help offset the unexpected medical expenses that will be part of the surgery and Lil's aftercare.

Lilian was born and raised in South Brunswick, where she lived with her parents, Anna and Fred, and her siblings Patsy, Carmine and Dolores. During high school, she met Francis White whom she dated for many years and eventually married. Fran and Lilian have 3 children together, Alexa (20), Francis (17), and Tyler (14).

Lastly, Lilian's outlook, mentality and fortitude has been nothing short of amazing. She's inspirational, from the tone of her voice to her can do attitude.

We ask that you help support our cause with a donation and more importantly share Lilian's story with your friends and family to help us reach our goal.

If you would like make a donation by check, PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO LILIANA WHITE and send your donation to:

234 Tintern Court
Somerset, NJ 08873

If you would like further information, please feel free to contact by email
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