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August 23rd, 2009

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06:18 pm - Passing something along...
Hey guys. I don't often do this, but I would consider it a personal favor if you would help this girl out. I don't know her, but have come across her story from a friend...and, well, she reminds me of the spirit my student Leslie had as she faced her cancer. Story to follow, but please vote. Thanks!

In the words of her friend Megan:

"I have a friend named Casey, who I met when she was a beautiful, slightly shy 16 year old through my friends Miss K and her father. In the past 3 years I have gotten to know Casey a little better and have watched her grow in confidence, passion and poise.

Last fall she went away to college where she got to experience a lot of the things that make life both joyful and sad. She grew more into her own person which happens to be incredibly strong at its core. Then after months of increasing pain in her back she went to have it checked (again) and the chiropractor cared enough to be very thorough in the exams he put her through.

What they discovered was that Casey has a large tumor eating away at her in her back and hip. The diagnosis? Osteosarcoma.

Casey isn't dying but the cancer has metastasized into her lungs and right shoulder. She will also be having her right leg and part of her pelvis amputated this September. This is because while the tumor has shrunk a little, between it and the chemo her leg has fractured badly just from walking on it.

A week or so ago Casey entered into a contest by Victoria's Secret. The prize is a trip for two to New York City for 3 days of pampering at a spa, staying in a nice hotel, a shopping trip and seeing a city Casey has never been to. Although, she seems to be more excited about being able to ride in an airplane. :)

So, if you have a minute each day - please vote for her at Profile #880."


Seriously, I want to help this girl in any way that I can, and if that's helping her have something to take her mind off of everything she is going through, I'll do that. If it's a contest I wouldn't ordinarily even pay attention to or know is happening, I'll do that. She's in 3rd place - help her out.

VOTE HERE, and thank you in advance for doing so.

Then spread the word. She can't do this alone, and the support of the world at large for what she is going through would help, I'm sure.

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