Fight for Rylee

Rylee Burns-Gayewski is the 11-year old daughter of Jen Gayewski and Nick Gayewski of Webster. Rylee was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease when she was only 18 months old. The past nine and a half years have been a very long road and now Rylee is facing End Stage Kidney Failure. She needs dialyisis and a kidney transplant in order for her to survive.
   In the upcoming weeks Rylee will undergo hemodialyis which will clean out the wastes in her blood stream that her kidneys can't do for her at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. Rylee will also undergo a lot of testing and treatments until such a time that she is healthy enough to have a kidney transplant and a donor is available.
   Rylee will need to be in Boston three to five times per week for treatments and testing. 
Rylee's father, Nick Gayewski passed unexpectedly on Saturday August 23. 2014. He was a good man and wonderful father. He left this world with one wish. That his oldest daughter would get better.
   This is a non-profit fundraiser to help raise money for medical expences, travel expences, and housing (when needed). To ensure that this remains completely non-profit, and at the request of Rylee, any and all remaining proceeds will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation. This is another non-profit organization that helps families like ours. We need as much help as we can get.
   We will also be holding a benefit in Rylee's honor on Saturday October 18, 2014 at the PACC Hall in Webster, MA from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The benefit will be Halloween themed (costumes are not required), and we will give a prize for the best costume as well as a 50/50. There will be tons of food and music.
   I'm setting the bar high for this one, in hopes that we can raise enough money for all worthy causes. Let's see what we can do!!!
   I would like to thank everyone in advance for any and all contributions. I would also like to thank my parents for teaching me that strength is not defined by how much you can run away and hide from, but by what you can face and make possible by taking my problems head on.
   Also thanks to our extended family, who have been there since day one with Rylee. You have shown her and us more love and compassion then any person could possibly comprehend and our hearts are forever endebted to you!
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