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Organized by: Julia Langham

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Julia Langham via Crowdrise
March 18, 2015

Hello SoTD, we have a fundraiser coming up on April 11. Stay tuned for details. See More

THE STORY:

Rowan Dodge is 6 years old. Many of you may know her, many of you may not. Most of you know her dad, Steve. Rowan is filled with light and personality. Her dad is whom Rowan takes after. Steve is a strong, positive, huge-hearted father, partner, and friend.

This is their story:
Rowan was diagnosed 2 years ago with Wilms' Tumor, a rare, kidney cancer that affects children ages 3-4 and becomes less common at the age of 5. She had surgery in the late fall of 2012 where they removed the tumor, but also had to remove the kidney. She and her family endured 6 months of chemotherapy. She bounced back vivaciously and continued to be the energetic, witty, strong-willed little girl she always was and continues to be!

Fast forward to two weeks ago. Rowan had routine scans that were becoming less common as she grew further away from 'danger'. However, the doctors saw something in her last scan that had them worried. She had a battery of tests that showed a growth in the place where her kidney had been.

August 19, Rowan went into surgery for the second time in her short life. The doctors did not quite know what they'd find. Unfortunately, they did find cancer. Again.

We are all incredulous and dumbfounded. However, we must move forward.

Rowan's dad, Steve, is her rock. The two of them are a sight to see. They are both silly and play off each other as she has definitely developed Steve's sense of humor. Steve is devastated and has put all his energy into being strong not only for her, but for her two brothers, Toby and Evan, who are also going through this for the second time.

Last time Rowan was sick, thousands of dollars of medical expenses and other unforeseen costs needed to be paid out of pocket.  We expect the same thing will happen this time around, and more, because Rowan will be getting radiation along with the chemo, something she did not have prior. 

I have set up this fund for Steve to be able to care for Rowan, Toby, and Evan without having to think that he will be saddled with huge medical bills when all this is said and done. I am asking you for help to assist Steve meeting the excessive bills that are guaranteed to pile up. So, please, donate what you can. It will put all our minds at ease. Thank you.

$11,931

 

60% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Colin Stewart

     

  • Patrick Freebern

    $30

  • Steve & Kerry Alderman

    $100

  • Lauren and Sean Jordan

    $50

  • Sam & Rob Hunneman

    $100

  • Tim Bluto

    $100

  • The Mager Family

    $100

  • Lindsey Flanders

     

  • Lisa, Gene and family

     

  • The Schwartz Family

    $100

  • Jeanine Kane

     

  • Scott Beckwith and Chris Landry

    $200

  • Steven Hennessee

    $100

  • Robin and John Hadden

    $200

  • Phliu

    $100

  • Gabriel Cummings

    $25

  • Lauren Chambers Fredette

    $100

  • GFargo

    $10

  • Jason and Tracy Cummings

    $100

  • Lally Boright

     

  • Lauren Mitchell

    $50

  • Bob & Bev

    $100

  • Kate Charron

    $30

  • Levi Jackson

     

  • Sue and Al Timpson

    $500

  • Dawn

    $100

  • Aidan Cummings

    $30

  • Rich and Laura Muir

    $25

  • Betsy

    $100

  • Rowan from the future

    $200

  • ktoy

     

  • Kaity & Dan Mehleisen

    $50

  • Genevra MacPhail

    $50

  • Bill and Pat Mehleisen

    $50

  • Jan Shamberger

    $100

  • Demetria Koninis

    $50

  • Tanya Jones

     

  • Sierra Wolfel and Alan White

    $100

  • Cindy Harwood Baran

    $100

  • The Carwile Family

    $50

  • Lisa Pierce

    $30

  • Amy and Tim

    $100

  • Amy Beh-Clarke

    $50

  • Darlene Sherman

    $50

  • $100

  • Robert and Nancy muir

    $100

  • Chris Newcomb

    $100

  • Bret & Melissa Hamilton

    $200

  • John Ravell and Jennifer Lucey

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Patti Bookless

    $100

  • Union Street Media

    $100

  • Dennis and Paula Chambers

    $50

  • Donald G. Hudson

    $50

  • MAUHS Classmate

     

  • Tracy Maguigad & Family

    $25

  • Dave Saraceno

    $30

  • Alaina & Seth Kunkle

    $20

  • Megan Bookless

     

  • Christine Marmillo

    $100

  • Michelle Harmon

    $100

  • Michelle Bookless

     

  • Mireille Howatt-Walker

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris and Tracie

    $500

  • Holly & Terry Stadtler

    $25

  • Caroline Sainz Garbett

     

  • Cheryl Reynolds

    $50

  • Teresa Welsch Chaput

    $500

  • Bakkerij Krijnen

    $365

  • Kate, Ellie, Ryan Elias

    $200

  • Chris & Alice

     

  • Dineen Golatto

     

  • Lincoln DeWitt

    $100

  • Ren Bisson

    $100

  • Kadley Gosselin

    $30

  • James & Amy Ware

    $50

  • Diane Harrington Mead

    $25

  • LISA SHAW

    $100

  • Arthur DeQuasie

    $40

  • Liz and Fenn Rider

    $25

  • Chris & Debbie Vince

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tina Swallow Gaines

    $50

  • Heisenberg

    $500

  • Mary and George Habich

    $25

  • Elissa & Rocky Giroux

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lauren Mitchell

    $50

  • Sofia Engel

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Foerg Family

    $100

  • Barbara Buck

    $50

  • Susan Russell

    $100

  • Cindy Reid

    $25

  • Lisa Gordman

    $100

  • Samantha

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Friends of Rowan

    $2,000

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Organized by

Julia Langham

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Friends of Rowan

Friends of Rowan

DONATION: $2,000

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fundraiser Event for Rowan in November. It was great to see Rowan jam with the band. A fun time was had by all! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Be strong! 3 years ago

Samantha

Samantha

Love that warrior princess ! 3 years ago

Lisa Gordman

Lisa Gordman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cindy Reid

Cindy Reid

DONATION: $25

Love & healing to you Rowan, I look forward to meeting you! 3 years ago

Susan Russell

Susan Russell

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Barbara Buck

Barbara Buck

DONATION: $50

This is from my friends in Virginia, who do not know Rowan, nor any of her family. They are just kind, and were moved by her story. Let this token touch all hearts, that they may respond with kindness as well. xo 3 years ago

Foerg Family

Foerg Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Sofia Engel

Sofia Engel

DONATION: $25

Health to the sweet girl. Hope to meet her one day. 4 years ago

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