Ruby Salkeld (Cathie Merkel)

$48,506 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 327 people in 17 months
Ilene Reeve
on behalf of Cathie Merkel
 SANTA ROSA, CA
It is with a heavy heart that I post this update. On January 18th, Ruby left this world surrounded with her family who loved her so. Through your generous contributions to this GoFundMe campaign, so much additional stress was removed from her mother. Cathie was able to spend the 15 months from diagnosis with Ruby. What a blessing your kindness has given to this family. Thank you is simply not enough. Some of you had never even met Ruby and yet you gave from your heart. Life is so fragile but together we can help ease the troubles of others. May your life be kind to you!
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Should you like to make a donation in Ruby's honor, Cathie would appreciate it to go to Buster Posey's Pediatric Cancer Organization. May we one day see a day without cancer.

https://www.busterposeyofficial.com
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It is with a heavy heart that I post this update. On January 18th, Ruby left this world surrounded with her family who loved her so. Through your generous contributions to this GoFundMe campaign, so much additional stress was removed from her mother. Cathie was able to spend the 15 months from diagnosis with Ruby. What a blessing your kindness has given to this family. Thank you is simply not enough. Some of you had never even met Ruby and yet you gave from your heart. Life is so fragile but together we can help ease the troubles of others. May your life be kind to you!
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Taking in the view between radiation treatments. Within walking/wheelchair distance from the Family House at UCSF. Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA.
Beauty in every moment.
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Ruby has been resting quietly at home after two days of radiation therapy at UCSF. She was also admitted to the hospital so she could begin intravenous Avastin, a chemo therapy type of drug that will hopefully slow the blood supply to her tumor. We'll be back to UCSF on Monday for more weekly radiation treatments while the Avastin will be administered every two weeks.

Please continue to send your love and encouragement. And please continue to share Ruby's campaign. The outpouring of generosity and kindness from her supporters continues to amaze me. Thank you again.
A warm place to rest.
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Barbara McChesney
3 months ago

There are really no words. . . I only met Cathie and Ruby one time but have carried you in my heart since hearing about Ruby many, many months ago. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Frances Cuvi DeVito
3 months ago

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Cathie and her family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP sweet Ruby.

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Margery Nagel
3 months ago

My heart goes out to Cathie and her family. I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter Cathie.

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Debi Schafer Murphy
3 months ago

My heart breaks for Cathie and her family. My condolences to them all.

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Raised by 327 people in 17 months
Created December 9, 2016
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You are in our thoughts Cathy. Let us know if there is anything we can do. Love, Michael and Rhonda

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Mira Herman
3 months ago

With love and blessings for the unimginable pain, heart shattering love and beauty. I am in awe with the grace and courage you've manifested and shared with us through your journey.

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Rachel Kritz
3 months ago

I had the wonderful pleasure to meet Ruby. She was a beautiful girl, my sincerest condolences to Cathie and Roxanne for your unimaginable loss.

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jane almon
11 months ago

Be Strong!

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Anonymous
11 months ago
AG
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Angela Garvin
11 months ago
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I hope that Ruby's treatments are helping her. I continue to keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

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13 months ago
Barbara McChesney
3 months ago

There are really no words. . . I only met Cathie and Ruby one time but have carried you in my heart since hearing about Ruby many, many months ago. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Frances Cuvi DeVito
3 months ago

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Cathie and her family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP sweet Ruby.

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Margery Nagel
3 months ago

My heart goes out to Cathie and her family. I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter Cathie.

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Debi Schafer Murphy
3 months ago

My heart breaks for Cathie and her family. My condolences to them all.

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