Mary Fuoto Articles

Amber's Taylor Swift Concert

Amber is a six-year-old sweetheart from Holly Springs. At the age of two, Amber was diagnosed with Bilateral retinoblastoma, a type of cancer that affects the eye. Because of this, Amber lost her right eye. Amber has been cancer free for two years!

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Clay's New iPad

Clay is a four-year-old boy from Apex. Clay battles Ependymoma, a form of Brain/Spinal tumor. After Clay had surgery and radiation treatments, they found that the tumor had moved into the nerves of his spine. Because of this, he had to go through another round of radiation. Clay could definitely use a smile.

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Emily's Harry Potter Trip

Emily is a seventeen-year-old young lady from Raleigh. Emily was born with a small cerebellum which causes speech, developmental delays and a physical disability. When Emily was fifteen, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation of CACNA1A gene.

She is the 2nd patient in the world to be diagnosed with this progressive gene disorder which is a form of spinocerebella ataxia. Emily’s prognosis is uncertain at this time and needed something to lift her spirits.

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Jayme's New Computer

Jayme is a twenty-two-year-old young man from Graham who has battled cystic fibrosis since he was seven. Jayme does not leave home because of his dependency on oxygen. Jayme requested a computer with accessories to increase the quality of his life.

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Madison's Room Makeover

Madison is a twelve-year-old sweetheart from Fayetteville. She has battled Sickle Cell Disease her entire life. At the time of her request, Madison had been inpatient at Duke Children’s Hospital for four months receiving a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, Madison has had several complications with her transplant.

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Megan's New Computer

Megan is a sixteen-year-old sweetheart from Holly Springs who battles Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This has left Megan with chronic pain that is almost impossible to treat. A lot of times, it is hard for Megan to attend school. Because of this, Megan requested an iMac computer so that she could complete her studies remotely.

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Tabor's New Car

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. 

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