Maura's Wish

Maura is a 24 year old with four brothers who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia last week. She went from living a perfectly normal life to spending her days in a hospital bed fighting Leukemia. Last Friday, with the support and participation of her brothers, she shaved her head before the cancer could take her hair from her. She has a very strong chance of recovery and is expected to be dismissed from the hospital within the next two months. After shaving her head, Maura expressed the desire to have a wig made from her own hair to try and recreate her former physical appearance. A friend of hers saved a ponytail of her hair and another friend has agreed to donate some of her hair to provide enough to make a wig. 

This wig is estimated to cost around $1500 which is a challenging expense for her family after covering the medical fees and the expense of staying in Nashville. My mission is to raise $1500 for this wig with the help of family friends and whoever else would like to assist. I will post information on here when new fundraising opportunities become available.

In addition to raising money for a wig, we would like  to continue raising money to go towards helping Maura pay for bills and other expenses that she is unable to pay while she is in the hospital and on bed rest. Thank you for your continued support!

  • Heidi Fischer 
    • $100 
    • 100 mos
  • John Shanahan 
    • $200 
    • 100 mos
  • Betty Anne Shanahan 
    • $200 
    • 100 mos
  • Kathleen Shanahan 
    • $200 
    • 100 mos
  • Nick and Jess Dobies 
    • $50 
    • 101 mos
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Lauren Kennedy 
Knoxville, TN
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