Love for Patrick and Family

Thank you for taking a moment to read about this amazing family: Patrick, Allison, and Oliver. They are a loving family of many talents. Oliver is a natural comedic actor whose laughter is absolutely inspiring. Patrick is a master carpenter whose talents extend into culinary arts and the limitless world of photography. He and Allison, who is a painter, photographer, designer, student and fellow teacher at UNC School of Art, together created Sugarwater Photography. The dreamlike images that they have created carry the viewer into wonderous realms of imagination.
This dear family's struggle began in mid-2016 when Patrick was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Since then life has been a bravely fought uphill battle. Countless frightening trips to the hospital, balancing the everyday necessities of life's finances and focusing on the future all while preserving Oliver's childhood have been a demanding adventure. A weight that some may have succumbed to but this sweet family has persevered. They have courageously fought a good fight. Now they urgently need our help more than ever. They have a long way to go yet before the clouds lift and I ask you deeply and sincerely to help ease the burdens they face. The staggering medical bills are but a fraction of their worries when they look towards the future to come. Theirs is future filled with hope and ongoing joys and laughter. Please help to make Patrick, Allison, and their amazing son, Oliver's life all that it can be with any gift you can offer.
With love and immense gratitude,
Carole Pierce

Blessings to you and yours.  <3 


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Organizer and beneficiary

Carole Pierce 
Raleigh, NC
Allison Coleman 
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