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Please help offset/assist with medical/daily living expenses to alleviate the financial burden having two children with cancer.

The family & friends of the Cumbies are uniting to raise money to help ease the financial burden caused by their two daughters Maddie and Anna having ALL a form of leukemia cancer.

My name is Kimra Wiggins and I met the Cumbie Family while our Kayla was going through her cancer treatment. Jenny Cumbie and I have become friends as well as our girls Kayla, Anna and Maddie. I wanted to help the Cumbies as I know all to well the financial strain cancer can put on a family.

The fnancial burden can come in all forms, such as gasoline used to travel back and forth from the hospital and doctor appointments, having to buy organic groceries (free of pesticides), supplies to keep a sterile living environment, loss of income from going to cancer treatments, family medical expenses, etc.

You really can't imagine until you have been there how devastating caner can be as it affects your entire family mentally, physically and monetarily.

On March 2nd, 2007, Anna was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, just four weeks before Maddie's due date. She was hospitalized for nearly a month. The Cumbies were sent home with the knowledge that Anna would require 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy to save her life. Three days after they arrived home, Maddie was born by emergency c-section, and admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, with an infection. She was released after a seven day course of IV antibiotics.

After 2 1/2 years, and many many chemo doses later, Anna completed her chemotherapy. Eleven months after that, Maddie was diagnosed with the same cancer. Facing another 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy again, they were devastated. Although Anna is surviving her diagnosis, she has lasting side effects from treatment. She has limited strength in her hands, and requires occupational therapy. Maddie has another four months of chemotherapy and one surgery remaining.

Please if you can make a donation to this wonderful family, the Cumbie's, your help will be greatly appreciated.
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