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4-year-old Maggie Shepard needs immediate surgery on both kidneys. Please help her. Funds raised will pay for her medical expenses.

Maggie is an adorable 4 year old girl. She loves dinosaurs and wants to be a Girl Scout when she starts kindergarten. She wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up.

Maggie has a very serious illness. Last year she was diagnosed with reflux in her right kidney. She was put on medication and monitored this past year. When she was given another ultrasound last month, the doctor said the reflux was now in both kidneys. Without surgery this condition can quickly lead to kidney failure, which could be fatal.

Maggie is scheduled to have surgery on both kidneys on November 16th. This is very scary for her and her family, though we've been trying to accent the positives. She's a wonderful child - very kind and loving. All of her doctors have been impressed with her stoicism in the face of uncomfortable and invasive tests. Despite being only 4 she seems to understand that the discomfort will eventually lead to her being well (though she has told me that she'll be happy when she doesn't have to take medicine every night).

Surgery of this kind is very expensive, even if everything goes perfectly. Donations received will be used to pay for the operations Maggie needs and the associated medical costs of her recovery.

You can donate here or, if you prefer to contribute by way of snail mail, you can send your donation (or well-wishes to Maggie) to:

C Shepard
PO Box 2921
Peoria, AZ 85380
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