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Help for Franco

Organized by: Katie Aring

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THE STORY:

Stephanie Soto is the full-time caregiver for our children, Ben Aring and Maya Fitzgerald. On March 25, 2016 her 4 year-old son Franco was diagnosed with lymphoma. He had been in and out of the ER for problems with his ear tubes and sinuses and in a matter of days a routine surgery turned into a horrible nightmare, a cancer diagnosis. There is currently a bone marrow test and a full body PET scan under way to figure out how invasive this disease has become in Franco. He will start his chemotherapy treatments in the next few days.

This family of four is living in the city of Chicago, barely able to make ends meet, and is now hit with childhood cancer.  Stephanie is 28 years old, has two kids, Abiana (11) and Franco (4), and loves our children like her own. She is a strong person who will help her son fight like hell. Her husband recently lost his job and is currently driving uber while trying to find full-time employment.

Franco is a bright, energetic, happy, and funny little boy. We are asking for your help as our friends and family, knowing that you do not know Stephanie and Franco but rather as an extension of us.  They will need money for major medical expenses, healthy food to help Franco fight, and for household changes that will need to be made in order to support an immune compromised child.

Thank you all very much for taking the time to read this. Your support means a lot to our families and most of all to Stephanie and Franco.

With love, 
Katie, Jon, & Ben Aring
Kelly, Craig, & Maya Fitzgerald

$4,960

 

99% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Katie, Jon and Ben Aring

    $500

  • Craig, Kelly, and Maya Fitzgerald

    $500

  • Erin & Ryan Gillespie

    $50

  • The Elliot Family

     

  • Todd and Anna Merritt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Arites

     

  • Allison

    $50

  • Harman's

     

  • Allison Bouchard

    $50

  • The Clark Family

    $50

  • Garcias

    $75

  • Turnroth's

    $75

  • Emilee

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kydlan and Eric

    $25

  • Garrett

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kate Brokaw

    $50

  • Vehlow family

    $50

  • Pat and Tim Haupricht

    $100

  • Megan and Aaron Kramer

    $25

  • Tempe Thomas

    $25

  • Rick & September Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Kim and Doug chambers

    $50

  • Liz and fam

    $100

  • Jacki Hogan

    $50

  • Alia

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Dennis Family

     

  • Gina Cousino

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chrysa

    $25

  • Molly, Mike, and Max Momenee

    $100

  • Grandma D & Joe

    $100

  • The Bascone Family

    $25

  • Willy and Susy

    $25

  • Irma Torres

    $100

  • Heres Fam

     

  • Mary Ellen

    $25

  • Jason P

    $50

  • The Huguelets

    $50

  • Lesly ortiz

     

  • Carmen Maxcy

    $100

  • Jared & Amanda

    $50

  • Linda & Jack Petersen

    $50

  • The Kelbaughs

    $50

  • Jackie Warrick

     

  • Emily Bosco

    $40

  • Jelena and Vlad Deronja

    $40

  • Kristy and James Hayes

     

  • Andrea

    $25

  • Katie, Dan, Evie & Charlie McCarthy

     

  • Lindsay Parks

    $25

  • Mike and Abby Graveline

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Adam Rooke

    $50

  • susan garling

     

  • Jim and Roberta Ritter

     

  • Katie Carlevato

    $25

  • Ashley Baker

    $75

  • Schumacher Family

    $500

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Organized by

Katie Aring

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Schumacher Family

Schumacher Family

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Ashley Baker

Ashley Baker

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Katie Carlevato

Katie Carlevato

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jim and Roberta Ritter

Jim and Roberta Ritter

2 years ago

susan garling

susan garling

2 years ago

Adam Rooke

Adam Rooke

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mike and Abby Graveline

Mike and Abby Graveline

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lindsay Parks

Lindsay Parks

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Katie, Dan, Evie & Charlie McCarthy

Katie, Dan, Evie & Charlie McCarthy

2 years ago

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