On June 20th, our dear friend Danielle Peeples was diagnosed with Invasive Breast Adenocarcinoma, an invasive and fast growing form of breast cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and will need about 6 months of chemo before her mastectomy. After the surgery, she will have daily radiation treatments.
Danielle is a 1st grade teacher at Rosemont Elementary in Pine Hills, where she was voted Teacher of the Year in 2012. Although she has health insurance through her job, she is unable to work during her treatments, and the pile of medical bills and co-pays keeps mounting.
Danielle and her husband Richard (also known as Mr. Richard to his loyal fans) have dedicated their lives to children. While Danielle is a teacher at a low-income school, Richard is Orlando's favorite children's musician, or as he calls it, kiddie rocker. Mr. Richard entertains kids all over Central Florida with his concerts, sing-a-longs and musical story times. Check out his awesome music and videos on his website, www.mrrichard.net .
This amazing couple has given so much to our community. They have taught our children and made them smile. Mr. Richard has donated his time and talent to countless charities and fundraisers, and recently donated his hair to Locks of Love. Now it's time to give back to this couple who have done so much to make this world a better place.
All money collected goes directly to Danielle and Richard to help with medical bills and living expenses during this difficult time. They are aware of this fundraising effort, and are so grateful for the love and support of the community. Donations of any amount are welcome, and we hope that you will share this page so we can spread the word.
Thank you so much for all of the healing love, prayers, and generous donations. Let's show Danielle and Richard how much they mean to us by helping them out with finances so they can focus all of their energy on Danielle's fight against breast cancer.
*In case you are wondering, I am a friend and neighbor of Danielle and Richard. When they told me that the co-pay for 3 of Danielle's anti-nausea pills was $75 (for 3 little pills!!!), I knew I had to do something to help. Thanks again :)