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Community Team Alert! Family Needs Help

10/19/2008

Facing Terminal Cancer, Rosie Garcia and Her Family Are an Inspiration to Us All!

http://www.fansacrossamerica.org/pdf/rosiegreenshirt.JPGToday I am writing you about the next family the Fans Across America Charitable Foundation is able to help thanks to our community's generous support, and there is so much more we can do.

Rosie Garcia was 15 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 terminal brain cancer. Doctor's gave her two months to live, but the love and determination of her family along with Rosie's indomitable spirit had different plans.

Against all odds, they decided to fight and opted for aggressive surgery, where the doctors removed 80% of two golf ball sized tumors. For the last three years, Rosie has continued to fight the cancer and is constantly in and out of the hospital.

All of this effort has come with a high price, as Rosie's "lifetime" medical insurance benefits have been exhausted and the family has mortgaged their home to pay for Rosie's ongoing treatments. As a result of Rosie's illness, the family is behind on their mortgage and facing foreclosure on the home that Rosie's grandparents left the family.

http://www.fansacrossamerica.org/pdf/rosiemircalepic1.JPGSadly, Rosie feels guilty because she thinks it is her fault that her parents had to mortgage their home to pay for the treatments the insurance company would no longer cover. What would you do in this situation?

You can read Arizona's Family / 3 TV's story and watch the interview with Rosie and her family by clicking the following links:

- Arizona's Family Article

- 3 TV Interview

Rosie has plenty of reasons to complain and ask, "Why me?," but she doesn't. In fact, one of the most amazing things about Rosie and her family is that they are usually one of the first families to volunteer to help at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Rosie quite frequently speaks with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Her belief is that if they see what she has been through and is still here to talk about it, then they can see that there is hope for them as well. Rosie is still terminal and understands that it is not a matter of if she'll die but when, and she is at peace with that.

The Garcia's are a very proud family and have resisted asking for assistance until now. Working with Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Wellness Community, The Fans Across America Charitable Foundation is helping the Garcia family with a variety of bills. But there is so much more our community can do. Please consider making any or all of the following contributions for the family:

- Tax deductible contribution -- Click here to donate now
- Donate services or meals
- Gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers and restaurants
- Simply keep the family in your thoughts and prayers

To make your tax-deductible contribution online, click here.

Gift cards and other contributions can be mailed to:

Fans Across America Charitable Foundation
23844 S. Power Rd., Suite 102-188
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bruce Petillo by email or calling (602) 230-4333 ext.251.

Thank you for helping the Fans Across America Charitable Foundation give the Garcia family the gift of hope and letting them know that they are not alone in their fight.

Thank you again for your generous support and God bless.

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What would you do if your child was diagnosed with a serious illness or faced homelessness?

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