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This fundraiser ended on 10/31/11

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The family and friends of the Dalik Family are uniting to raise money to help pay for Cora's medical expenses.

Cora Dalik, known as Cora Bean to her family and friends, is a darling eighteen month old baby girl. On July 25, 2011, Cora was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is a rare disease of the bone marrow with just three diagnoses for every one million people. There are only thirty children diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in the United States per year. Essentially, Cora’s body is not producing enough red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

The preferred treatment for Aplastic Anemia is a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, Cora has a very brave big brother, Andrew (age 5) (newly nicked named Captain CORAgeous), who is a perfect genetic match and will give this life saving gift to his sister.

Cora will receive chemotherapy treatments prior to her transplant to make way for Andrew’s new, healthy marrow. Between her pre-operative treatments and her post-operative care, Cora’s medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital expects her to be hospitalized for approximately four months.

Cora’s diagnosis has taken an emotional and financial toll on the entire Dalik family. A fund has been established to help raise money to pay for medical expenses and daily living expenses for the family so that her parents can focus their energy and strength on caring for Cora and their family.

We realize it “takes a village”, and Cora’s family members have been heartened by the outpouring of love from our family, friends, and community. Please also visit Cora's CaringBridge site: You can follow Cora’s treatment and see upcoming events and ways you can contribute.

We are building a "Tree of Love and Support" in Cora's hospital room. If you include a message with your donation, we will transcribe it on a flower or leaf and hang it on her tree.

Thank you for your generous support.

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