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Kim Brown's Fundraiser:

Color Me Cowboys

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Halfway There!
September 28, 2016

Yay!!! We are halfway to our goal!!! Thank you to all of those who have donated!!! We need another $1200 to meet our goal...every dollar counts  See more
Kim Brown

THE STORY:

In May 2013, our daughter, Malena, was diagnosed with CML, chronic myelogenous leukemia. Malena was just 14 when diagnosed with this chronic form of leukemia rarely found in children, but typically found in adults aged 55 & older. The only actual cure is a bone marrow transplant from a matched donor. At diagnosis, Malena's treatment included a daily oral chemotherapy pill that, unfortunately, within 3 months, caused a side effect known as Aplastic Anemia, a condition in which the bone marrow stops producing blood cells all together. After months of multiple transfusions of blood and platelets weekly, Malena's situation took a turn for the worse. Doctors told us to prepare for her to have a bone marrow transplant, however, there was no matched donor in The National Registry. They explained that because Malena is of multiple ethnicities (father is African American and mother is Caucasian) it was difficult to find a good match. As our daughter's health was slowly deteriorating we thought, "how can this be?!" We had to do something! After several visits to different hospitals and concurring opinions, doctors agreed to try the oral chemo again because so many adults had success with this treatment. They would start Malena at a much lower dose than initially prescribed. The protocol adult dose was too much for the young 14 year old body to handle. Once prescribed at a lower dose, the bone marrow recovered & began producing cells on its own again and the medication did its job in treating the leukemia. Today, Malena is in remission & doing well...she takes a maintainence dose of that same medication she was first prescribed at diagnosis 3 years ago...yet 40% less of the dose that caused the bone marrow to shut down. Why is that important? Children get adult cancers and are often at the mercy of adult treatment options. CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH is given just 4% of all funds raised by The National Cancer Institute...and it's simply not enough. Most childhood cancer research comes from private funding and foundations like Team Connor...where your donation goes directly to institutions that focus on childhood cancers. Please consider helping our children...where your dollars spent will count the most! Wether you join me, Kim, at Color Me Green event on October 1st in Frisco or simply make a donation to help reach our goal of $2500...Malena, and the 10,000 children who will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone, THANK YOU! #morethan4 Kim and Coach Gary Brown of The Dallas Cowboys

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$1,750

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  • The Eberflus Family

     

  • Autum DeParasis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • BARBARA marinelli

    $300

  • Mark Casson

    $100

  • Whitney Faulkner

    $100

  • Roxanne Medina

     

  • Big Rob

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shan Martin

    $100

  • Heather Marsh

    $200

  • Lauren O'Bannon

     

  • Mary Gasior

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Bakers

     

  • The Colombo Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kathy Kane

    $50

  • Elena Mott

     

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70% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,750 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kim Brown

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69% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Elena Mott

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Donor Comments

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Love the Brown family and wish we could walk with you that day! 2 years ago

Elena Mott

Elena Mott

2 years ago

Kathy Kane

Kathy Kane

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

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The Colombo Family

The Colombo Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Bakers

The Bakers

Love you all! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Sending support for the fight! It does indeed take a village! Love you all! 2 years ago

Mary Gasior

Mary Gasior

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lauren O'Bannon

Lauren O'Bannon

Sending huge hugs and support!!! 2 years ago

Heather Marsh

Heather Marsh

DONATION: $200

2 years ago