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$220 raised
1% of $25k goal
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4 Years running
Makena was a normal, active, energetic 16 year old girl.  She loved shopping, hanging out with friends, and art.  She was a successful student with plans of becoming a labor and delivery nurse.  She was actively planning her future and living ...

Makena was a normal, active, energetic 16 year old girl.  She loved shopping, hanging out with friends, and art.  She was a successful student with plans of becoming a labor and delivery nurse.  She was actively planning her future and living life to the fullest. In February Makena’s world began to change. She started to suffer from a rare, and extremely painful, neurological disorder called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The pain associated with this disease is ranked higher than child birth and amputation of a digit on the McGills Pain Index. Within a few months, Makena lost all function of her hands and legs.  She is in continual pain and can’t even tolerate a gentle touch or a hug.  She has been undergoing continual treatments from various types of doctors, yet her condition continues to get worse.

Through many mighty miracles, Makena has been accepted into one of the best clinics for her disease.  Makena will be going to Philadelphia for a minimum of 8-12 weeks for intensive treatment. Her dad will have to take time off work to accompany her to Philadelphia. The medical costs have been snowballing, and Makena’s parents have already spent well over $10,000.  Even though her family has medical insurance, a lot of the costs are not covered.

We have a goal to raise over $25,000 to help pay for the medical related expenses that will be incurred. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will help immensely.

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