Organized by: Melissa Downey
On July 13,2016, my friend Racheal and her kids father witnessed one of the most heartbreaking experience of there lives. There youngest son (5yrs old) Dominick Harris was diagnosed with leukemia. She also has a 6 year old son Donovan who she loves just as much. If anyone knows my friend racheal, and her kids father Andre, then they know there kings. They are separated but both tag team well in there children's life's . The process of Dominick's illness has been a bumpy road for all three of them. Dominick's goes from vomiting, to joint pain, to headaches, in the matters of hours daily. Which he needs to 24hr care. Not to mention sometimes he is home schooled. So I know what that mean? racheal had to quit her job, And Andre to lose hours at work to continue to drive back and forth from Chicago to Peoria Illinois to attend his son chemotherapy as much as he can, which leaves the oldest king Donovan to miss days of school not knowing if his brother going to have long days or short days. But to be safe she don't want to be late getting him off the bus. Not to mention driving 4 days a week to Peoria from 6am, to sometimes 6pm, without eating or getting much sleep to attend chemotherapy and procedures every Thursday with dominick. I'm not if she is stressed or not but I sure am thinking about it which is why I admire her strength, there potential and strong faith as a family. Not to mention, she moved her and her boys 2hrs away from her immediate family. So that leaves her alone accept for me and another friend that she knows here. And she is not the person to inconvenience anyone for anything she may need. So due to all that, I'm not doing this because my friend is rock bottom, I'm doing this because not only am I a friend but I can't amagine what a relief it would be to get a break with, bills, car maintenance , meds, food, etc. Without wondering what your next day is gonna be like. This family is strong, and I haven't seen them break yet! They have the most amazing spirits about this situation u wouldn't think anything was going on. But again this is not considered as me begging for money for her, it's just I want her to know there are still ppl out here that cares and that loves. And most importantly would love to help her if she needs it. Everybody deserves a break and if I had more I love to give it to her. But unfortunately I can't so I'm asking for your help. I hope she don't get mad at me cause of this. Lol And never for get its #teamdominick thank you!!!!