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This fundraiser ended on 06/02/12

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The family and friends of Denae Donaldson are uniting to raise money to help pay for medical cost and other related expenses.

In August 2011, Denae who is 14 yrs old went in for a physical exam so she could try out for the volleyball team as she was just entering her freshman year in high school. Her doctor was concerned about some swollen glands and some swollen nodes on her neck and wanted her to get tests done, and within a week or so from that appointmen she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Treatment began shortly after the diagnosis and continued every other week with visits to the hopsital for chemotherapy that lasted about 3-4 hours.She also could not start her freshman year of high school due to the demand of treamtent and her lowered immune system, therefore she was home tutored. In December of 2011 we received great news that Denae was in remission, but needed a check in two months to make sure things were moving in the right direction. Things couldn't of been better, Denae could get her strength back and start living her teenage years with going to high school as normal teen and just enjoy daily life without the needles and the medications. And this task was enough as in this short amount of time this had taken a financial and emotional toll on the whole family. Everyone had alot of adjusting to do, but as always we all pull together to make things work.

On February 8,2012 we found out that Denae's cancer has returned and we will need to go in for another biopsy and start chemotherapy treatment again. WE were devastated.! So Denae's journey begins again. Her Chemotherapy treatments will be more intense this time and she will need to be in the hospital for 3-4 days every three weeks to get her treatments. We have not found out the exact schedule of things, but will update this as we know more. All we do know is that Denae will again have to leave school and begin home school again and treatments and visits will take a toll on the family once again financially and emotionally.

My update is that Denae has started Chemotherapy inpatient for 5-6 days and is currently doing this. This first round has taken a great deal of strength from her and emotionally left her spent. She will continue to pull throught this with love and support.

Please keep Denae in your prayers. Denae and her family need all your support and your prayers to help them stay strong through this journey. We have strong faith and know that she will beat this again.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation by mail you can email us at dbdmd97@yahoo.com
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