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My sister was Lauren McElroy. She died in August of 2010 from a genetic disorder that affected her liver. She was 29 years old.
She left two beautiful daughters behind. Shelby was 5. Harley was 3.
These two girls were the result of two relationships. Harley went to live with her father after my sister passed. Shelby, however, went to live with my Mother. Her father was in her life, but not "ready" for fatherhood.
In February of 2014, my Mother also succumbed to the same genetic disorder of the liver. She was 64.
Shelby lived in Alabama. I lived in Idaho. I couldn't get to her fast enough. This little girl had already been through so much. I got a new job in Tennessee to be closer to her. Now I know why fate brought me to Tennessee.
In mid-July I got a phone call concerning Shelby. She is now 9 and had been living with her father since my Mother passed.
Allegedly, she had been molested, and I got a call to be her Guardian. If I couldn't take her, she was going to be taken to foster care. I drove in the middle of the night to get this little girl who has been through too much already. I got her with the clothes on her back, and a small suitcase full of clothes that didn't fit her.
She needs everything. I can't get to any of her things because of red tape. Despite everything, she is a happy child and so happy to be in my stable home.
Help me get her set up please. I am asking for donations for my niece to get her the clothes she needs and a proper bed, etc.
Any donation would be appreciated.



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