Kimberly Maier, a single mother, student, and close friend of the site has recently undergone chemotherapy to fight off the remains of her cancer, and needs as much help with her bills as she can get.
DK’s own Tombstone has set up a website and an account for the Kimberly Maier Fund, and anyone interested can walk into any USBank branch or click the donate button at the bottom of this post. If you have questions feel free to e-mail any of us. Kim served with almost all of us at our newspaper in college, and as scary as this is for us, we’re determined to do what we can to help.
From the site:
“Kimberly Maier, to those of you who don’t know her, is an independent, 26-year-old dynamo. She’s like some sort of mutant superwoman. She took care of her dying mother at 14. When her son was diagnosed with autism, she educated herself about it and found creative ways to communicate with and understand him, rather than try to “cure” him or treat him like a burden. Chase is five years old now. Kim may not live to see his 10th birthday.
Kim was recently diagnosed with colon cancer as a result of a genetic disease called Lynch syndrome. She only has a 50/50 shot of living the next five years, but only if she goes through several rounds of chemotherapy. Imagine going through a procedure that repeatedly ravages your body only to have your fate determined by the flip of a coin.
But it is still a chance
A donation account has been opened to help pay for Kim’s medical expenses. Go into any U.S. Bank branch and you can donate to the Kimberly Maier Fund. Or click on the Donate button below. Even if you can’t afford to donate, give her your support. Spread the word. Below the “Donate” button is the code for the button so that you can place it on any website. Please–when was the last time you had a chance at saving a life?”
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