Mariela is a five-year-old girl from Raleigh. She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia six months prior. Her chemotherapy treatment has induced heart failure as well. Sadly, Mariela was not expected to survive more than a few months. She had a birthday coming up and her family wanted to throw her a big party.
Mariela had a party at Chuck E. Cheese for 30 people. She got to arrive in style in a stretch limousine with all of her friends and family. She also got to meet The Descendants who gave face paintings and manicures to all who wanted them. Mariela, her family and friends had a wonderful time.
Thank you for allowing us to help Mariela and her family smile!
Taylor is a sixteen-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. Taylor was perfectly healthy until July of 2018 when she was diagnosed with Advanced Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis complex with Neuroborreliosis; Babesia, Ehrlichia Chaffeensis. She was hospitalized and in the Wake Med PICU in critical condition, complicated with acute respiratory failure and sepsis. At the time, nobody could figure out why this was happening to Taylor until specialists from Duke Infectious Disease and The Jemsek Clinic determined it was the above tick-borne illnesses. She will undergo aggressive treatment for the next two years in hopes of reversing the damage to her.
Tabor is a nineteen-year-old young man from Durham. He has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. Tabor has a great spirit - he is a smart, kind, and driven individual who seeks a solution first and asks for help second. Tabor attends Durham Tech Community College and getting to a from school is hard without a car. Tabor’s request was to receive some help in purchasing a car which we were more than happy to do.