Moving Mountains for Desirae

$15,210 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 21 months
Desirae Kane, aka "our spice girl," is a loving 18 year old daughter, sister and friend with a beautiful spirit and a zest for life.  She was in her senior year of High School, excited about graduating and starting her college career to become an Anesthesiologist, before her battle began. 

Unfortunately, Desirae has developed an extremely severe brain disease called Autoimmune Encephalitis. With this rare disease, the body's own immune system attacks the brain. As a result, the brain swells and causes catasphrophic disruptions in vital functions.

It is so rare that there are not many known treatment options and facilities. The only treatments known to produce relief are very expensive and only performed at specific hospitals in the country. Treatment processes on this disease are often lengthy, sometimes lasting 6 months or longer. Even the best insurance only covers a small portion of the medical expenses.

 We are asking for donations to help cover the residual and costly medical expenses incurred on Desirae’s parents, Jeff and Lisa, while obtaining the best treatment possible for their daughter. Any funds that exceed the cost of Desirae’s bills will be donated to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, a non-profit organization that creates a community for families dealing with encephalitis. AE is a disease that is often grossly misdiagnosed and mistreated due to a lack of awareness and medical knowledge by doctors. Therefore, the organization helps these families by providing them with information and links to connect them with the best doctors and hospitals for treatment. Beyond this, Jeff and Lisa will be giving part of the donations to the Make-A-Wish foundation on behalf of their son Slade Dawson Kane who lost his battle with cancer November 18, 2001, at the age of six. This foundation is instrumental in providing once and a lifetime trips to cancer patients, under 18, and their families.

The Kane family sincerely thanks all donors for their generosity! Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much. 

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10
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$15,210 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 21 months
Created February 24, 2017
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