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This fundraiser ended on 04/30/12

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The family, friends and neighbors of the Baker-Oropeza Family are uniting to raise money for their battle against leukemia.

Ana and Shane welcomed their precious daughter Nina on 1/13/12. She was born prematurely at just 34 weeks because earlier that day Ana was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and the doctors wanted to remove the baby so that they could start aggressively treating Ana. Nina was discharged after 2 1/2 weeks in the NICU and is thriving at home.

Ana spent six weeks in isolation at the hospital for the first stage of chemotherapy. Shane was by her side the entire time, except when he came home to see the girls (they also have a two year old beauty named Natalia). Ana had complications that caused her to be readmitted to the hospital but is currently home.

Ana worked as both a real estate agent and a child care provider prior to getting sick. Her income paid for food and all of the monthly utilities and their family is now financially supported by Shane's income alone. Shane has returned back to work as a United States Capitol Police Officer and will continue to be with his wife through all of her treatment, which will continue for the next two years. Ana will start the second phase of her treatment on Monday, March 19th. That course will be out-patient chemotherapy, five days a week, for the next ten weeks.

The road ahead for this family is full of hope but it will be a long journey. Ana has been fighting so hard and has completed the first stage of her treatment but her battle with cancer has just begun. Please show your love and support by donating as much as you can. The donations that you make will help pay the mounting medical bills as well as monthly utilities and food expenses, all of which are currently being charged on credit cards. The entire family appreciates the out pouring of love and asks that you continue to pray for them.
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