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This fundraiser ended on 12/31/12

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We are uniting to raise money to help Mary though this challenging time. Please show your support!

In August Mary was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. She recently underwent surgery on O'ahu and has returned to Maui to be with family and friends as she proceeds with her treatments.  

Mary faces a lifelong battle with this disease and a tremendous financial burden for her and her family. She is meeting this challenge with great courage, grace, gratitude, humor and a serious lack of funds!
Mary came to Hawaii in 1968 and it has been her home ever since. Her love for the islands is reflected in her service to the people of Hawaii.  She is a co-founding member of the Maui Dance Council and an arts educator in  the public school for 25 years. Through her work teaching creative movement she has touched the lives of thousands of Maui school children. 
In addition she has been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years.  As with her other endeavors she brings to this work a desire to serve her family, friends and community.
She has been married for 37 years and has a grown son, an daughter in law and four beloved grandchildren. She is a cherished member of the Maui family and in need of our help.
Due to complications of her illness and treatment schedule Mary is currently unable to work. Her husband Erik is her full time caretaker.
We are so thankful for friends and family members who have been incredibly supportive throughout this difficult time.
We are tapping into as many resources as possible to help with on going costs.
Your donations and love are greatly appreciated.
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