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This fundraiser ended on 11/30/11

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Benefit for Becca! Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers.

My sister, Rebecca Vicchrilli, was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in May 2011. She is a wonderful wife and mother to 6 children, 3 under the age of 5 and 2 with autism. Needless to say, her hands were already very full before this debilitating disease hit.

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily. Common muscle groups that are affected may make it difficult to chew, swallow, smile, shrug, lift your arm up, grip, rise to a stand, or walk up stairs. When the muscles necessary for breathing are affected, a patient is said to be in myasthenic crisis. This is a life-threatening situation. Currently she is taking a large doseage of Prednisone to avoid any breathing difficulties.

She is scheduled to get her thymus removed (thymectomy) on Nov 10, 2011. Thymectomy seems to improve symptoms of myasthenia gravis patients. Typically this is an "open chest" procedure, however, she has located a doctor in Texas that is able to do it laproscopically (which will have a much faster recovery time).

As you can imagine, this unexpected family crisis will take quite a toll on Becca, emotionally and financially. She also will not have full insurance coverage since the surgery will be out of state, and she does not qualify for any programs (such as disability) as of now. Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day!

Any funds raised will be used for medical and travel expenses to assist her during her fight against MG.

Please make sure to Facebook, Twitter and Email this page to all your friends.

Thank You! Thank You!
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