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Sarah Chalke: Kawasaki Disease

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THE STORY:

This is a fundraiser for a test that could save kids hearts and lives.


I can't put into words how scary it is to see your baby sick and not know what is wrong with him, have doctors not know what is wrong with him and have a different diagnosis every day. Kawasaki Disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Once they get sick, you have a ten day window to get the treatment to save their heart, but children often get misdiagnosed.  When my son had Kawasaki Disease and was misdiagnosed for ten days, I can’t tell you how many times I said, “I just wish there was a test. A test that could tell us if this is KD.”

And now there might be.  A team of doctors at Stanford University and UCSD have devised a prototype for a diagnostic test. This is a huge deal. This test could be 95% accurate but it needs to be tested for two years before it can be used. We NEED this test because of the ticking clock to get treatment to prevent heart damage that can lead to a heart attack.

 

It is difficult to get funding, even for a serious childhood disease. Today I am asking you to join me in raising the funds to run a two year trial of the diagnostic test.  Now is the time to donate-The Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $100,000 for every dollar we raise!

With this test, no parent will have a sick child with Kawasaki Disease and wonder what it is; no child will have silent heart damage that can cost them their life.

Let’s save some little hearts.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR...Go to kdfoundation.org to learn more, the website that saved my son. This was the website we went to every day that kept us fighting to see a specialist.

IF YOU ARE A KD SURVIVOR... you can help. There is little information known about the long term effects of Kawasaki Disease, whether there was lasting heart damage or not.  One of the leading researchers is doing a study on this and needs participants.  Email Dr. Jane Burns at Adultkd@ucsd.edu to be part of the study. 

Thank you. So. Much.

To see Sarah on Huff Post Live, please click here.  Watching the video is a great way to learn about the cause.

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To This Fundraiser

$78,996

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gregg and Devon Bissot

    $50

  • Deirdre Battle

    $18

  • Rosenthal Family

    $250

  • Daniella Unpingco

    $623

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Carter Burnett

    $25

  • The Lagman Family

     

  • Melissa Scott

    $25

  • Linda Jennings

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • KAGEL FAMILY

    $100

  • Derick Okpaise

    $100

  • Olivia Williams

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Olivia Williams

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michelle Musca

    $25

  • lolita

    $25

  • The Frank Family

    $50

  • Jill Johnson

     

  • Steve & Ginny Chin

    $500

  • The Buzil Family

    $300

  • Shiloh

    $50

  • Jay Rennicks

    $100

  • Alejandra Vázquez

    $100

  • Heidi McCune

    $20

  • Hunter Douglas

    $500

  • The Long Family

    $100

  • The Frank Family

    $50

  • Benz Family

    $20

  • ARCOBLENO PASTA MACHINES

    $50

  • The Goodman Family

    $100

  • Cary Sims

    $25

  • Primo & Sylvia Andres

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Gaiss Family

    $25

  • Vanessa Ferguson

    $25

  • Brooke Matzke

    $20

  • love for Cate

    $50

  • Loan LaCorte

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jordan Lichtman

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Winston

    $50

  • earle family

    $20

  • Riggs

    $100

  • Rebecca Brummett

    $35

  • Cindy Stewart

    $50

  • constance zimmer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Esty family

    $10

  • We Love you Ethan

     

  • Aivi Phung

    $10

  • Suzanne Brake

    $20

  • The Mulle Family

    $25

  • Joan Pancheri

    $25

  • Asa Foster and Jamie Foster Clark

    $50

  • Tom and Robyn Milbury

    $100

  • Armando Ruiz

    $25

  • Campagna Family

    $25

  • Judy and Jordan Soroko

    $100

  • Clay and Chisato Archer

    $50

  • Mica

    $25

  • Connie Callahan

    $50

  • mica

    $20

  • DeMarco Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christina D.

    $20

  • Team L.U.C.A.S

    $10

  • Rich, Paula, Lach & Georgia Adam

    $25

  • Barb & Wayne Leslie

    $50

  • Maria D

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jenn Lau Phillips

    $1,000

  • Drs Maggie and Raymond Remmel

    $500

  • Trish

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Douglas Family in honor of Emiston

    $500

  • Deniz Yeter and Senay Little

     

  • Tasha Antone

    $30

  • Rick & Kathy Brewer

    $25

  • Michele & Danielle Norton

    $50

  • Landolt & Leong Family

    $50

  • The Stacks

    $25

  • Yosemite Meat

    $500

  • Brenda and Derrick Smith

    $25

  • Michael & Audrey

    $2,500

  • Yamauchi Family

    $100

  • Jay Kopelowitz

    $2,500

  • Jono

    $20

  • STP

    $25

  • sarah chalke

    $2,500

  • rp

    $500

  • Quinn Family

    $50

  • Andrew & Jill Hartley

     

  • Kara, Justin & Charlotte

    $25

  • Wynnie Hartley

    $15

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The Team: $78,996 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah Chalke

Amount Raised

$73,542

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Jenn Lau Phillips

Amount Raised

$2,010

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John Baker

Amount Raised

$985

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Vanessa Gutierrez

Amount Raised

$755

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Ethan Frank

Amount Raised

$249

 

21% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Carissa King

Amount Raised

$225

 

113% Raised of $200 Goal

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Carson ONeill

Amount Raised

$177

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John de Geus

Amount Raised

$175

Donor Comments

Wynnie Hartley

Wynnie Hartley

DONATION: $15

For a niece and great niece I love..........................Wynnie stay well! 4 years ago

Kara, Justin & Charlotte

Kara, Justin & Charlotte

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Andrew & Jill Hartley

Andrew & Jill Hartley

In honor of Wynnie's health! 4 years ago

Quinn Family

Quinn Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

rp

rp

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

sarah chalke

sarah chalke

DONATION: $2,500

4 years ago

STP

STP

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jono

Jono

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Jay Kopelowitz

Jay Kopelowitz

DONATION: $2,500

In honor Audrey & Michael 4 years ago

Yamauchi Family

Yamauchi Family

DONATION: $100

For our son who survived Kawasaki's Disease in 1992 4 years ago