Anita Young Cancer Support Fund


In 1994, newlyweds Robert and Anita Young founded Red Feather Development Group, a nonprofit housing organization that partners with American Indian communities to find long-term solutions to the severe housing crisis facing many of their communities.  Over the past 16 years, they have worked tirelessly with native families and hundreds of native and non-native volunteers to construct desperately needed homes (specifically environmentally-sustainable straw bale homes), wheel chair ramps for tribal elders and the disabled, as well as several community buildings.  It has truly been inspirational to witness the results of Red Feather's endeavor and to see all the native families that have benefited from this incredible organization.  The effort that Robert and Anita have put into Red Feather demonstrates their devotion and commitment to assist those less fortunate, and I am very proud of the enormous difference they have made in the lives of others.  To date Red Feather is still continuing its incredible work, even after Robert and Anita stepped away from their positions with this amazing grass-roots organization.

 

Unfortunately, in 2010 Anita was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a very aggressive cancer that had entered her lymph system.  Over the past 2 ½ years, Anita has undergone two surgeries, radiation treatment, two rounds of chemotherapy and a recent experimental clinical trial at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  As with many families facing a similar medical crisis, I have witnessed first-hand how financially devastating this has been for their family, which includes their 13-year old daughter, Skylar, and their 5-year old son, Sawyer.

 

I'm asking for your generous financial support of Anita's ongoing medical treatment and all the associated expenses.  No gift is too small, and every dollar donated will help their family move past this very scary and uncertain time.  I would appreciate if you could share information with your facebook friends and family.  Your thoughts and prayers are also greatly appreciated.  

 

Thank you in advance for your help and generosity, and I wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

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Organizer

Jeff Daub 
Organizer
Redmond, WA
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