Mia's Fund

$16,981 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 284 people in 31 months
Nyesha Shade
on behalf of Shameeka Williams
 BROOKLYN, NY

Mia Blount is an 11 year old girl in the 6th grade who is currently in remission from bone cancer and is in need of additional surgery in order to replace a metal rod in her leg that she has outgrown.  The doctor originally used the metal rod to replace her cancerous femur, but now that leg is 2 inches shorter than the other.  While her school community has been very supportive of Mia's condition, her days are very difficult while she tries to get around on crutches and smile through the pain.  This page is set up on behalf of Mia's mom, Shameeka Williams, who will be receiving all of the funds raised.  Shameeka is a native New Yorker and moved to Charlotte in 2010.  Mia was diagnosed with the bone cancer while in Charlotte, and most of her doctors are in Charlotte.  However, Mia's family (mom and 2 siblings) had to move back to New York after Shameeka lost her job in Charlotte and then could no longer afford housing.  The family is currently residing in a one room shelter in Brooklyn, NY.  Shameeka is currently traveling back and forth between New York City and Charlotte to seek employment in hopes of moving her family back down south. Mom will use the funds to assist with getting the family out of the shelter system and moving back down south where Mia can return to the hospital and doctors she is familiar with.  The environment will be more conducive to her healing process. The funds will also assist the family with any expenses (i.e. food, clothing, housing, travel, or medical expenses) associated with the surgery and the healing Mia will need.  Mia's story has been shared via the NY Daily News and CBS 2 news.

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Sadly, Mia passed away last night shortly after the last update. Mia and her family need you now more than ever. Please consider a donation and sharing this with as many people as you can. May God continue to bless our Angel Mia and her family and friends during this difficult time. Thank you.
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We are deeply saddened to share that after Mia's most recent check up, it was revealed that the cancer has spread throughout her entire body. At first, she was given 6 months to live and that drastically changed. As of this moment, Mia is home receiving hospice care with only one lung doing all the work. This morning, her hospice nurse estimated that our girl has about 24 to 48 hours to live. Everything is being done to make sure she is as comfortable as possible while she is still with us. Mia's mother (a single mother) had to quit her job to stay home and take care of Mia these last few weeks. These funds will ensure that Mia has the proper services and burial she deserves as well as help with the rent, food and basic necessities that Mia's mother and siblings will need to survive until her mother is able to secure a job and get back on her feet again. Thank you.
Please continue to pray for our Angel Mia and her family.
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Unfortunately, Mia's cancer is back in her leg (bone) and chest. She started preparing today for chemo treatments. Please pray for my angel and her family.
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I cried for various reasons......
She's always holding on to me... she never wants me to leave her.... she want me to stay by her side and help her do everything... even tho she's strong she so dependent of me..... She doesn't even kno she has tumors in her lungs right now......... You never kno! Having this moment perfected was utterly important......
My kid.....
I cried for various reasons...... She's
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Robert Silver
26 months ago

Praying for you Mia. Get well!

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$16,981 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 284 people in 31 months
Created January 28, 2017
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JB
$50
James Bucholtz
7 months ago

Mia and her family are a wonderful part of our Lebanon Road ES family.

ED
$25
Elaine Donahoe
7 months ago
AW
$50
Ann & Dale Ward
8 months ago
$20
Anonymous
8 months ago
$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
$100
Shanesha Bailey
8 months ago

My condolences.

JS
$25
Janelle Styons
8 months ago
LR
$25
Liz Rougeau
8 months ago
DT
$10
Diana Tabares
8 months ago
Robert Silver
26 months ago

Praying for you Mia. Get well!

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