Please help Marayah Zuniga

45764352_1582677829889144_r.jpegIR Family,

 Our IR family recently received devastating news.

Marayah Zuniga of our 05G Purple team has just been diagnosed with stage IV cancer last week.

She has been a part of IR Academy since 2014, and she is an integral player and friend on her team.  Last night Marayah met with her current and past teammates and coaches at Bartholomew Sports Park. She is in good spirit, and ready to take on the challenge before her. Immeasurable love, prayers, and support will follow her and help carry her.  She is a true competitor, and we all believe that she will succeed in regaining her health. We are sending Marayah off with all the love, warmth, determination that this club represents.  This is our family, and we will support them!

She and her parents are leaving today for St Jude’s Hospital in Tennessee, to begin the process of defeating this illness. Marayah will begin treatment tomorrow, and it is expected that she will spend the next year at St. Jude’s Hospital to wipe out this terrible disease.  Marayah’s mom will be with her for the entire journey as they take residence out of state.  Her Dad will accompany them for the first month, then he will return home to continue working.  Her 16-year-old brother will be living with his grandparents while going to school. There will be many flights back and forth to Tennessee over the next year.  There will be many unforeseen medical, travel, and day to day living expenses for the Zuniga family. 

A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up to help alleviate the incredible financial hardship this family faces. Those able to donate to this fund will assist the Zuniga family to remain concentrated on supporting their daughter. 

With the considerable number of flights ahead of the family, as the Zuniga’s support their children in two different states, we are asking that anyone willing to donate flight points for the family’s use contact Jeremy Epstein the 05GP manager at .  He will maintain a list of those donating points, and he will contact donors as flights are needed. 

Most importantly, please send continual love, support, and prayers to the Zuniga family. 

With Love,
IR Academy


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