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Support for the Masons

$8,550 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 80 people in 25 days
Created November 20, 2018
Team Dot
on behalf of Annie Mason
On October 31st, 2018, the Masons received some heartbreaking news that their oldest, Dot (6 years old), was diagnosed with leukemia. Of the two primary types of leukemia, Dot was diagnosed with T-Cell ALL, which requires the most aggressive and expensive treatment because it is the most difficult to treat.  The course of treatment is two and a half years. 

A conservative estimate of what the Masons will spend out of pocket for Dot's treatment over the next few months is totaling more than $11,000, not including medications. This amount will increase depending what insurance will cover as well other variables we discover as Dot's treatment "road map" evolves. Aside from the treatment itself, additional costs are anticipated - from fuel for the many hospital visits (45 miles, one way) to flights (for family coming to help with little sister, Kat, age 3), to special foods, and more. Dealing with the diagnosis is challenging enough without having to worry about the expenses of her care. Please help us ease this burden so the family can focus on working with the doctors and taking care of sweet Dot and themselves.

Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated and will be put to use immediately. Feel free to share this campaign with other friends and family who may be interested in donating.

The family would like to note that while your loving donations are extremely valued, the greatest need is your continued and ongoing prayer. We can accomplish much together, but none us of can do what He can do. 

If you would like to follow Dot's journey, you can do so here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dotmason

With love and gratitude,
Immediate family of the Masons
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Hello, everyone! Our entire family has been celebrating the recent news that Dot has achieved remission! So much progress has been made in the treatment of childhood leukemia in the last 50 years. Today, because El Paso Children’s Hospital is part of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Dot is receiving the same treatment she would receive if she were at Mayo or Saint Jude or Johns Hopkins or Dana Farber. Donations from people like you help make her life saving treatment possible. Thanks to all who have given! We spend special thanks today to the generous people of Ottumwa, Iowa who recently sent $900 outside of this campaign to the Masons. What a blessing!

It's important to say that even though Dot is responding well to treatment and is in remission, this doesn't mean she's cured. There is still a long, expensive road ahead. She must still complete the 2.5 year course of treatment. Please help us continue the momentum of this campaign by giving or spreading the word. Every dollar matters. We're almost halfway to our goal - will you help us achieve that milestone for the Masons?

We send our love and gratitude,
Immediate family of the Masons
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Because of you and those with whom you've shared Dot's story, we are more than a third of the way to our goal and not even two weeks has passed! Our entire family is beyond humbled and thankful as blessings to the Masons just keep coming. Thanks to Diesel Enterprises in Las Cruces for pledging $300 and to Philip and Penny Simpson for sending $500! Rene Oz gave $250 and Hayley MacDonald gave $300! Every donation matters and we know, especially this time of year, that there are endless ways for you to spend your extra dollars. Thank you for choosing to lift up this family! Outside of Go Fund Me, the wonderful teachers of Liberty Elementary in Iowa just donated $300 from their "Jean Day" fundraiser and the Masons received $200 from a generous and loving family in Las Cruces. Outside donations total $1200 now - an incredible, unbelievable gift. Also, not a day goes by that the Masons don't receive encouraging calls and texts, visits, meals, and gifts for both girls. The family has a difficult road ahead as Dot enters the second phase of treatment, but it's comforting to know that they are held close by so many and are surrounded by so much relentless love, kindness, thoughtfulness and prayer. In the spirit of the giving season, we ask you to spread the word if you haven't already to help the Masons move closer toward financial stability as they embark on some of the most challenging parts of Dot's care. We are deeply grateful and thankful for each and every one of you!
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WOW - we are blown away by how dozens of people and families are showing up for the Masons! As you can see, we are close to already raising 25% of our goal in just one week! It's amazing what we're capable of when we come together. All donations are so helpful and every dollar counts, so huge thanks to all who've donated so far. We'd like to give a special shout out to the generous anonymous donor who just pledged $950 and the folks at Outdoor Adventures bike shop in Cruces who've put forth $500. The Masons also received $700 in gift cards from a group of supporters in Iowa along with a ton of gifts for both girls. The response we're seeing from the Mason's network, both near and far, is so appreciated and much needed. Please help us continue toward the final goal by sharing the campaign online and by word of mouth if you have not already. We believe anything is possible and are buoyed by your support in this effort. From our family to yours, we send our love and heartfelt thanks.
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Happy holidays, everyone! Dot's chemo went well today and her labs look really good as she closes out the first phase of treatment. She also made a new friend today! Thank you very much to those who have already donated. Your contributions are immediately helpful. Please help us continue the momentum by spreading the word and sharing the campaign.
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$8,550 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 80 people in 25 days
Created November 20, 2018
Team Dot
on behalf of Annie Mason
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