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This fundraiser ended on 01/28/13

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The friends and family of Raelonna (Burg / Carey) Patrick are working together to raise money to help Raelonna get her heart transplant.

Just after high school at age 21 Raelonna was diagnosed with stage four Hodgekins Lymphoma. She was able to go through chemo and radiation and eventually recovered and went into remission. Shortly after this bout with cancer Raelonna moved to Iowa and met her husband Mark. Raelonna and Mark got married and had three beautiful children. Will age 8, Alaina age 7, and Jack age 5. Soon after Jack was born Raelonna had to have heart surgery to replace a valve that was malfunctioning in her heart. At this point she knew they knew that there would be issues with Raelonna’s heart in the future, but didn’t know to what extent. Raelonna started getting dizzy and not feeling right so she went back to the doctor and found that the radiation from the chemo has caused Raelonna’s heart so much scarring that it won’t function properly and Raelonna needs a heart transplant to survive. Raelonna owns her own salon but isn’t able to work like normal. She’s also had lots of doctor appointments to get ready for the transplant when offered. Because of paperwork restrictions with Raelonna's insurance she is having a hard time having this transplant covered. This fundraiser is to show support and love for Raelonna and her family during this tough time. All proceeds go directly to Raelonna.

Also check Raelonnas prayer page out online from caring bridge insider Raelonna Patrick

 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/raelonnapatrick

 

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