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This fundraiser ended on 03/24/12

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Family & friends of Mariah are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against Kidney Cancer. Please show your support. Thank you!

Mariah was told she had Stage 3 Kidney Cancer the same month she turned 10 years old. In November 2011, after only one week of pain, the doctors discovered that Mariah had a large Wilms tumor attached to her kidney. The cancerous tumor ruptured before it could be removed, causing irreparable damage to her kidney. As a result, the doctors were forced to remove Mariah’s kidney with the tumor. She has completed radiation and is now undergoing six months of aggressive chemotherapy. She has a long road to recovery but she is fighting like the beautiful twirly-girl she’s always been. (To learn more about Wilms tumors or Kidney Cancer go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002542/ or www.kidneycancer.org/)

Mariah is the most ambitious, crazy, loving, smiley girl. She loves her friends; she loves riding bikes; she absolutely loves dancing!!! Swimming at the "yake" and playing with her cousins is always a time she looks forward to in the summer; and sliding down big hills or making snow forts in the winter. Her smile is contagious and her laughter is addicting. Mariah is always up to baking or sewing - she is very creative.

But the most important thing you should know about Mariah is that she is a FIGHTER! She has attitude and I have no doubt she will use that attitude to kick this in the you know what!!

"They call the wind Mariah"...she will whirl her way to recovery and get back to dancing as if she was on air!
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