Lily the Warrior Princess

Hello Everyone,

My name is Vanessa Paul and I, along with my husband Matt Paul,  Liv Smith and Coleen Maloney are starting this fundraising campaign for our dearest friends Maria and Rob Ware and their children. 

 On Mother’s Day their sweet Lily was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Pre-B. They took her to urgent care after they noticed some “freckle” type spots appearing on her body along with a persistent low grade fever that would come and go. After receiving some irregular blood work back, they were immediately transferred to the Texas Children's hospital downtown in Houston. 

Within a 24 hour period, this family went from a seemingly normal afternoon, to having to watch their youngest daughter (3.5 yrs old) go into a bone marrow biopsy and a lumbar puncture where the Leukemia was discovered.  This past Monday Lily began what will be the hardest 8 to 36 months of her precious little life. Lily is a bright, bubbly 3 year old who brings a smile to everyone she meets and has been an inspiration to those around her. 

While Maria and her husband Rob are happy to get the medical attention their daughter needs so quickly, it has created a situation where they need to miss a lot of work to start the chemotherapy treatment process. 

This family has a long road ahead of them, doctors are estimating some form of treatment will be needed over the next few years! Let's all join together and make this incredibly difficult time a little easier for the Ware family, so that they can focus all of their attention on getting Lily healthy and home to her siblings Evan, Sofia, and Haylee!

We would kindly ask you to consider sponsoring them, no donation is too small as every little helps.  If you cannot donate I am asking that you please share their story, send your positive vibes, and share your well wishes to this tiny, but mighty, little girl for a speedy recovery!

Thank you for reading

Matt & Vanessa Paul

Liv Smith

Coleen Maloney

Donations (0)

  • John Edwards 
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Masa Sengoku 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Will Maloy  
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Simon Payne 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • John Edwards 
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Vanessa Alarcon Paul 
Katy, TX
Maria Perez 
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