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This fundraiser ended on 06/21/12

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FIGHT LIKE ELLE! Funds will be used for Ellery's medical costs and related expenses.

Ellery Neiderer, age 14, has Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a rare and very high risk leukemia. She is one of only five teenagers diagnosed in North America each year. This beautiful honors student, varsity swimmer, singer, comedian, rower, and makeup artist was your normal giddy teenage girl - until one cell, in one bone, decided to reorganize itself. Since January 7th, 2011 she has been hospitalized over 220 days and borne excruciating pain with profound strength.

Treatment for Ph+ ALL is evolving. In addition to intensive chemotherapy, Ellery is in the first generation of children to be given Gleevec ($9,000 per 30 day supply). Gleevec is designed to stop the genetic mutation responsible for this very aggressive blood cancer. The chemotherapy protocol Ellery follows will continue for an additional two years, after which there will be long term health issues to address. The cost of her care, even with insurance, is overwhelming. We ask for your generous donation to safeguard Ellery and her family.

Having achieved remission for one year, Ellery’s prognosis is hopeful. Still, the threat of developing Gleevec resistance is ever present. Should it become necessary, this brave daughter, sister and best friend, would undergo an extremely risky stem cell transplant.

We pray, God’s Will be done, that Ellery’s future remains headed toward the same bright horizon she has always aspired to: AP classes, crepe paper dances, Wake Forest University, family… a full life with all its hopes and heartaches. For now, please help us ease the financial distress her family faces each day and sustain her joyful spirit.

Thank You. Your prayers, love and support are daily reminders of all the good in the world.

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P.S. Please grab Ellery’s widget and scatter it across the internet like glitter! She will LOVE that! ♥♥♥
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