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Anna’s Story


In lieu of flowers family requests donations to:
Micaela White Fund
c/o Prince of Peace
5100 Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
Anna is a senior at John Paul II Catholic High School in Plano Texas.
She was admitted to Plano Presbyterian Hospital on November 19th, 2009 for a bone biopsy to determine what was causing the pain in her right hip.   On November 25th, Anna received the news of her diagnosis:  Ewing's Sarcoma.

Anna is undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Children's Medical Center in Dallas Texas.  Every two weeks she is admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy.  The regimens vary every two weeks. One admission is for an overnight stay.  The following admission is for five days.  Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that works by interfering with the cancer cell's ability to grow or reproduce.
The wonderful nurses and physicians carefully monitor her condition as she is receiving the medications to fight this cancer.

Ewing's sarcoma accounts for about 2 to 3 percent of childhood cancers. About 250 children and adolescents are diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma each year in the US. It is the second most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. Ewing sarcoma most often occurs in children between the ages of ten and 20.

CONTACTS:

For more information:
Bracelets    -  jenvarni@yahoo.com or lisaethomps@yahoo.com
Meals & Errands -   susanphall6@gmail.com
All JPII student/faculty activities - Sister Peggy
Ornaments    K. O'Brien  - shannon.o'brien@risd.org
Other  -  scottje4@yahoo.com


Latest Journal Update

Mark Cuban gave us $75,000!!!!!

As avid followers of the Mavericks, we know that occasionally Mr. Cuban receives NBA fines for disagreements with referees.  When fined, he has a standing promise to match the monetary amount by gifting to a charity.  Last Wednesday, during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of these disagreements occurred leaving Mr. Cuban in search of a charitable organization. Due to Mark Cuban's overwhelming generosity, we are able to make a $75,000 difference in the lives of those fighting Ewing's Sarcoma.  This gift allows us to continue our mission to eradicate this insidious disease.  As many of you know, Anna was the Dallas Maverick's biggest fan.  It seems perfect that her foundation truly begins with Mark Cuban's help.  We thank you all.

- Hailey Drescher

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.