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The family & friends of Mattie Magill are coming together once again to help fight her battle against Leukemia.

Everyone, meet my little buddy Mattie Magill. I'm friends with her mother Sheila, and have been for years. Any time I would visit, Mattie would con me in to playing hopscotch with her. As a tall-lanky guy, that wasn't a pretty sight or an easy thing to do, but...she's too cute to say 'no' to.

On July 18th, 2011 she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Mattie, now 11 years old has learned to be a fighter and hasn't lost her smile through everything she's been through. I admire her strength and courage. It's truly inspiring.

After being in remission, Mattie relapsed at the end of January 2012 and had a Bone Marrow Transplant in July. Still she smiles...

Unfortunately, Sheila recently learned she will no longer be receiving any Long Term Disability pay because she's been away from work for so long to care for her daughter, A week later she received another notice that as of Oct. 1, she's also lost her health insurance. To make matters worse, Mattie's father Chris lost his day job as nurse. With piling medical bills, a mortgage, two other kids, and car payments, it's getting increasingly difficult for them to stay afloat.

This family, never losing sight of their positivity, are sticking together and pressing forward, but really need the help of their friends (who have already given so much) but also, those good-hearted people that maybe don't know them.

I'm asking, on behalf of the Magill family, for people who can spare a few extra dollars, to donate. This is one of those rare moments where every dollar really can count and make a difference. It'll help keep food on the table, gas in the tank and a little less pressure on the medical bills.

Lets make this happen people, I have a hopscotch date I can't be late for. :)
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