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This fundraiser ended on 08/05/11

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The doctors say, "Cancer." We say, "Hey, you, Cancer! Get the *$#! outta here!"

Our lovely Ingrid was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. It was originally suspected to be a Wilms tumor. After her kidney, lymph nodes and partial diaphragm were removed, a pathology report determined that it was not Wilms but a Rhabdoid tumor of the kidney (RTK).

RTK has a significantly lower rate of survival among infants. Ingrid is fifteen-months old. She will undergo more tests to determine if other parts of her body have been affected, but luckily a CT scan came back clear yesterday. We here at Team Ingrid have chosen to side with hope.

This is not a lost cause.

Ingrid is a feisty little girl. She's got grit and a gang of family members ready to help fight alongside her. We refuse to let percentages and statistics get in the way of her healing and recovery. Though we are prepared for heartbreak, we believe wholeheartedly in the power of love and hope and joy and the brand of spitfire defiance that makes miracles happen.

In this house, orneriness trumps fear every time.

The next year will be a grueling process for Ingrid and her parents, physically, mentally & financially. The nearest hospital with a medical team specializing in pediatric cancer is Nationwide Children's Hospital, two hours away from where Ingrid and her family live. They will need to commute every week for the next year for Ingrid's in-patient chemotherapy & radiation treatment.

In order to soften these inevitable financial blows, we have put together this fundraising page. Any monies raised will go directly to Ingrid's family to help cover the growing medical and travel expenses.

Please join us in this fight. Prayers, donations*, lightning bugs in jars, wishes, songs, candles, good juju and anything bright, positive and shining are appreciated. Let's arm Ingrid with the best!

If you have any questions, or suggestions or just need to contact a representative for the family please email us at littleinga@gmail.com

*We can also accept immediate donations via Paypal; send contributions to mdeardoff@yahoo.com. No amount is too small! It takes five little fingers to make a big ol' fist!

Checks can be sent to:

Raymond Deardoff
1124 Bierly Road
Apt. 17
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Thank you, ladies and gentleman! Friends, sweet animals and cuddly creatures!

Love,

Team Ingrid

(Ingrid's Aunties, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas & Cousins!)
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