Please Help Allison Helmin & Family

Allison Helmin is a sweet, innocent, seven year old who is a second grader at Milaca Elementary School. She has two younger sisters; Payton, three years old and Shelby, two years old. On November 5, 2014, Allison  was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, Anaplastic Astrocytoma, graded at a stage III possible IV. The tumor is cancerous, rare, aggressive and inoperable. On November 12 Allison will start her radiation treatment at the Mayo Clinic five days a week for six weeks. The Mayo Clinic will be using the F-Dopa Pet Scan to treat the hot spots for radiation. After completion of the six week session, she will have a four week break, then begin another six weeks of radiation for up-to 10 months. Her doctors advised the family chemotherapy would not extend or improve her quality of life. There is a possibility that if she has the right blood type match she may be eligible for a vaccine treatment in Pittsburg, PA.

Allison's parents (Luke and Janell Helmin) have decided to drive her to/from Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) daily for treatments in attempt to maintain a normal lifestyle for their family. The commute is three hours each way.  

Allison's family needs help paying for the high out-of-pocket medical and transportation costs along with daily expenses.  Any financial help and prayers offered would be greatly appreciated.
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