MiraBe Kickstart to 2016

$7,705 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 28 months
We are a charitable organization that was founded in memory of our daughter Mira River Dunsmore. Mira had an undiagnosed rare genetic disease her entire life. In December 2014 at 9 and a half years old she passed away from complications due to this disease. Even though the years were not near enough for any of us, we did everything we could to enable her (& us) to have a life full of love, laughter, adventure, and joy.

Despite the amazing supports our family received in the medical community, we struggled financially for many years while trying to mantain a balance between family life and medical expenses . As a parent, the last thing you want is to be unable to provide stability and joy to your children during otherwise confusing and difficult times. Unfortunately, those are the things that are threatened when dealing with financial burdens that accompany a child’s long term medical issue.

After Mira's passing we founded this organization to help families just like our own. MiraBE’s mission is to help affected families that have no support from existing foundations or charities, better cope with the burdens associated with their child’s illness and to promote ‘regular family life’.

Our current focus is to assist families recieving medical care from London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) through a variety of means, including parking passes and meal vouchers.  With a large Pediactric Care Unit, LHSC provides for many local families and was Mira's home base for medical care.  As we grow we hope to expand to include many other children’s health centres. 

We have formed a board, hold regular meetings, and had several grassroots events with the amazing support of family, friends, & community partners. Our application for charitable status has been completed and we are now waiting on the government approval. As many of us know government processes are rarely short, so while we are waiting for our charitable status, we would like to start helping families right away!

Therefore we want to kick off 2016 by raising $16,000!! Every dollar raised will go towards completing our goal of buying 100 day parking passes for every month of 2016.  That's 100 families we will not only be helping with a parking pass, but a 100 families we will be establishing a relationship with that we can continue to assist into the future. Every dollar helps, donate today!
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Hello Everyone! I have noticed that the donations have slowed down now that the holidays are over. Understandable. Everyone is back to routine. Please take a moment to remember that there are thousands of families out there whose routines include multiple trips to hospitals and clinics a week, sometimes planned, but sometimes not. Their routine is not having a routine, and doing all they can for their child/children to ensure their survival. If there is just one person that each of our donors knows who may also want to donate then we could double our $$$ and reach our goal quickly! Thank you all for your generosity and time.
Mira on the slopes - Winter 2013
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I would like to take a moment to say Happy Holidays. I am sharing a picture of Mira from our last Christmas with her. I hope everyone will pull their loved ones a little closer after reading this! Thanks to everyone who contributed in 2015, remember to keep spreading the word so we can increase our number for 2016.
Mira River Christmas 2014
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The number is going in the right direction! We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed. Hoping everyone has a happy holiday.
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Imagine telling your child that they have a disease that may follow them the rest of their lives, and then imagine telling them they won't be able to figure skate, or swim, or play hockey any more because of it. These families are just like yours. Please help give families a chance to stay whole instead of feeling dismantled. Thank you.
Flyfishing with Daddy.
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Raised by 98 people in 28 months
Created November 3, 2015
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