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#TeamNora

$98,630 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 942 people in 8 months
Created November 12, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Anne Libera
Eleanor (Nora) Leonard is 16 years old and was diagnosed with cancer in the liver and lungs at the end of August  2018. The medical term is Hepatocellular Malignant Neoplasm. We are her parents - Kelly Leonard and Anne Libera - and we’ve spent our adult lives training, hiring, directing and producing generations of comedy talent at The Second City in Chicago.

Nora is kind and talented; fierce and loving. She is a champion of other’s accomplishments and honors everyone’s dignity.

Our family needs your help.

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We are being treated by a wonderful team of caregivers at Lurie Children’s Hospital, but insurance does not cover all our medical bills.

We’re anticipating a long but successful fight for our girl. We’re asking for your monetary help which will go towards Nora’s medical costs. She is currently in chemotherapy treatment but she will need surgery and, likely,  a liver transplant in the near future.

The Second City has generously donated $10,000.00 to kick off this campaign. We are so indebted to the Alexander and Stuart families (the owners and operators of The Second City) who have always treated us as nothing less than family. In addition to their financial and emotional support, they have allowed us as much time as we need to care for Nora while still working at our beloved theatre.

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So many of our friends - famous, wonderful and both - have been supporting us and lifting Nora’s spirits by posting #TeamNora all over the world. That support means the world to us. Now we’re asking for your financial help so Nora can receive all the medical services she needs to become a survivor.

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This girl makes the world a better place. We need her. Thank you in advance for anything you can contribute.

Spread the word: #TeamNora
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All of Nora's numbers are up so we are taking her in today to resume chemotherapy. She still feels like crap - which is expected, but a drag. Thank you to everyone who has donated. We're doing a final #GivingTuesday post for #TeamNora. If you can't donate, we will take your prayers. Thank you!!!!
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We did it! We met our latest goal. Anne, Nora, Nick and I are so thankful to each and everyone of you. This literally makes all the difference in the world. We can focus solely on getting Nora healthy. FYI - she ate half a Blaze pizza today and is sleeping. These are all wins. We are so grateful. Thank you.
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Happy that all our scans are looking good; unhappy that our girl feels so crappy. But the doctor's have a plan and we're going to try to get her up and moving today. I think everyone wants her home soon so we can enjoy Thanksgiving together as a family.

We also reached 65K on our campaign!!! Thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support. We can breathe so much easier and put our focus on getting Nora healthy. #TeamNora
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Amazing. Gobsmacked. All of it. Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared and said a kind word. All of it matters. We had a hard night of tests last night. There was concern about blood clots. Totally treatable, but being woken at 1am and getting poked with an IV sucks for anyone. When you're already battling cancer and pneumonia, it's the worst. We've inched up the goal to keep this thing going. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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$98,630 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 942 people in 8 months
Created November 12, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Anne Libera
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