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The entire community of Johnston County, North Carolina is uniting to help KIM STEPHENSON battle colon cancer. Thank you

PLEASE HELP GIVE BACK TO A FRIEND IN NEED!!
Before discovering that she has Stage 3 Colorectal/Colon Cancer, Kim Stephenson ran a unique childcare business for over 20 years. Kim has always had a passion for the care and welfare of children. She wanted her child care facility to be a safe haven where children always felt loved and cared for. When she was told on Valentine's Day of this year that she needed immediate surgery to remove the cancerous
mass,everything in her life changed. She had the surgery and 15 lymph nodes were also removed at the time. Two came back as cancerous. Her medical team insisted that she have both chemo and radiation treatments. Kim didn't rush in...instead she prayed and did extensive research into other, healthier ways to conquer this challenge. After several months of
research, Kim has elected to go the advanced medicine
route, or as some term it..alternative medicine. This
treatment appears to be very effective, yet very costly,
and at this time it isn't covered by insurance. Kim is married to the most wonderful, supportive, loving
husband that anyone could wish for. They have two great children and a very supportive family. Kim's mother is a very special lady who has helped so
many people in their community. Her mother has battled
breast cancer twice and has conquered the disease.
Kim has not been able to go back to her child care business since March of this year. This has taken a deep toll on their finances. Her husband's job is taking care of the basics but they are fast draining their life's
savings. Kim has always gone by the golden rule of "Paying it Forward" and hopes that you will pick up this mantra and help her family cover a part of these gigantic medical bills. Kim has helped so many families in this community including children who were going to face a bleak holiday at Christmas and Easter. She also helped raise money for a small child at her child care center that had cancer. That child is now a healthy,
happy preteen enjoying a productive life, in part because of Kim's efforts to keep money flowing in for this child's continued care. Cancer is not something we ask for, and as Kim would say, "I hope you or your loved ones never face this dreaded disease." Kim believes in the Power of Prayer, so if you can't help financially, please remember her and her family in your thoughts and prayers. She will be forever grateful and God will bless you and your family. Kim believes that sometimes we must take the road less traveled. Have Faith. God is holding our hands and He will never let go. Kim believes that one person at a time can make a big difference. Please show your support and remember God has bigger plans for those who "Pay it Forward!"
Thank you and God Bless you.

Kim's Support Team

If you would care to make a direct donation please
mail to:

Kim Stephenson
1267 Sanders Road
Benson,NC 27504
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