Please help my Auntie!

Hi everyone!

My name is Melissa and I have Down's Syndrome.  Ever since I was born, my caregiver has been my aunt Aicha.  She is just like a mother to me.  Unfortunately, my auntie was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer and she does not have any health insurance. My auntie had surgery to remove the cancer but she also needs chemotherapy and radiation.   These treatments are very expensive.  Please help my auntie raise the money she needs for her expensive treatments. 

Sadly, when I was born, my father refused to keep me because I have Down's Syndrome. My biological mother lives far away in another country where she does not have the resources to take care of me. This is why my auntie Aicha is so important to me.  She takes care of me every day and she is the only mommy I have ever known.  Please help me by donating to my auntie's fund so that she can get the life-saving treatments she needs.  The sooner she can get her treatments, the quicker she can go back to taking care of me and being the best mommy any kid could ask for!

Thank you,
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dalila Birem 
McLean, VA
Aïcha Benabbes 
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