Go Isabelle!

$3,170 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 39 months
Isabelle Lawson is a 7 year-old tomboy who looks like a princess and loves to play basketball. Earlier this year she found out she had a form of bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. The tumor that she calls an alien egg, and actually named "Poop", resides in her knee. She has since been in a wheelchair and undergone about 10 weeks of chemotherapy. She will soon have a life-changing surgery called a Rotationplasty. 

They essentially take her foot off above the ankle, amputate the leg just above the knee, turn the foot backwards so that the ankle acts as a knee joint, making the use of a prosthetic leg much easier and less painful. If all goes well, she follows up with 20 MORE WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY. Twenty.

Parents, Desiree and Derek Lawson, are good, honest, hard-working people raising four kids. Desiree works in a factory and gratefully has insurance. She has had to take an unpaid leave of absence while still paying for medical and life insurance cutting their income nearly in half. Derek is self-employed in sign and lighting service and installation. His work has also slowed down in being there for his daughter and other children. These are sweat and tears, salt of the earth, give the shirt off your back kind of people.

Please help me make it easier for these deserving folks. Anything you can do to help them and to help Isabelle is appreciated. And please, please spread the word. Won't you? I will never be able to thank you enough.
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So we have now begun a jewelry sale thanks to UPSCALE RESALE, my favorite place to shop, especially for purses! And jewelry! They are donating some of the proceeds to Isabelle and they put up a lovely display that I forgot to take a picture of! But pictures are coming! Also pics of Iz with her surgery complete. Those may be uncomfortable to see so that's your warning. More to come!
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We raised between $800-$1,000 at our concert today!! Exciting!! What if you had a bill that cost you $10,000 a year? Like, for quite a while? I don't want to embarrass my sweet family members, who are very good in their professions but I have to add that on top of that 10K is a whopping $30,000 that Desiree (mom) will lose in unpaid leave for staying home from work to care for her daughter. So far we have done great here! God BLESS you for your generosity!! Now let's spread the word and get a year paid for! My goal is $10K. No one asked me to do that. I believe it is inspired from above. All I need is more inspiration to go forth from here. And thank you because I've already been seeing it!! Let's do this!! I know we can! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Gettin her strength up, colorin ya know.
Wait, is that Iz AFTER surgery ? 6 days?
Our girl is WALKING out of the hospital!
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Isabelle had her surgery this past Friday, March 27th and they believe it was a real success! After the 10 or so weeks of chemo, the tumor had shrunk so much they couldn't even see it! Of course they still amputated the leg above the knee and replaced her knee with her ankle and foot. So yes, imagine that Iz has her foot on backwards at the knee and that is a correct picture of the outcome of the surgery. Many more weeks of intense chemotherapy. More updates and pictures to follow. THANK YOU for your support!
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I had such a great time in Oklahoma visiting Isabelle along with her mom and dad, Derek and Desiree! She is so unique and brave and smart! I am smitten and have a new friend for LIFE.
Me, Derek and Desiree
Leaving Braums with full bellies!
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$3,170 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 39 months
Created February 17, 2015
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36 months ago
Emily Johnson
37 months ago

God Bless Isabelle

Eric Gilliam
37 months ago

I know it's 10 Bucks. But I hope it works. I'm sorry that I can't spare anymore. God bless you all, My thoughts and prayers with you all!!

37 months ago
37 months ago

God Bless!

Judy Boyter
38 months ago

Thinking of little Isabelle and wishing you good health and happiness!

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