Last February 1, seven-year-old Julia Warren, of Bradyville, TN, was diagnosed with Stage-3 Sarcoma (a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue cancer) after a tumor was discovered in her left arm.
Julia’s pediatrician arranged for her to be transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for aggressive treatment. To date, Julia has undergone 15 rounds of chemotherapy and some 25 radiation treatments. Yet, she is a trooper and remains positive.
After the third round of chemo, doctors were very hopeful because the malignant tumor had shrunk by 90%. However, just recently the tumor has grown back to 50% of its original size. Either way, Julia will have to undergo at least two surgeries, possibly reconstructive and plastic surgery, and more chemotherapy.
Julia’s family has been told that, even with health insurance, they can expect to face out-of-pocket expenses of $40,000.00-$120,000.00; obviously, the need is tremendous. For this reason, several fundraising efforts have been undertaken, as the family is concerned about the financial devastation this could bring upon them.
If you would like to help this little Tennessee girl beat the odds, there is an online donation site at: http://tinyurl.com/strivingforjulia. At the donation website so far, some $4,100.00 has been raised. But, of course, that’s just a drop in the bucket.
There you can also keep track of Julia’s progress. There are less than 46 days left for this fundraising effort.For more information, please contact Mike Minton at firstname.lastname@example.org call 502-277-5028.
Also please check out https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/xc72/strivingforjulia
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