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The family and friends of Mary Caroline Yeary are uniting as team mc to raise money to help fight against histio!

Mary Caroline was born 5/4/12 on 5/7/12 she was diagnosed with lch (a type of histiocytosis). Histiocytosis is a terrible scary rare (or rarely diagnosed) form of cancer. Mary Caroline has skin only involvement, right now... however at any time it could spread to any other part of her body, becoming even more fatal. When a person has histio their body produces too many histiocytes, a type of white blood cell that normally fights infection, with histio though the histiocytes attack organs, bones… everything they cause tumors and lesions. The survival rate of a histio warrior is 60%.
60% is not enough! Researchers are trying to find out more about histio, what causes it, ways to treat it, and for a cure. These researchers don’t qualify for government funding though because histio is an orphan disease, effecting less than 200,000 people. Its also thought though that histio is not so rare just rarely diagnosed… or misdiagnosed. Too many drs don’t know about histio to even consider as a diagnosis.
If you want to help us fight this nasty disease by making a donation you can do so here. Or if you’d rather help researchers by donating the gift of gab, tell someone about histo, tell everyone about histio! Save lives by making early detection/diagnosis probable. The more people correctly diagnosed means more lives saved and it brings us closer to a cure by giving researchers more patients to include in studies, and gets us more funding opportunities!

You can get more info and also make donations directly to the histo society at histio.org
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