Claire Chronicles - The Fundraiser

For: Claire Sargent
Organizer: Rebecca Bailey and Erin Sharp
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 62 donors
75% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On December 7, 2012, after suffering from multiple strokes, Claire Sargent underwent a complicated surgery to treat her rare occlusive brain disease, Moyamoya.

Claire suffered from a trans ischemic attack (mini stroke) in April of 2013.  Claire requires constant monitoring until her doctor's area able to discern if the surgery was a success, and new blood vessels have developed thus greatly reducing her risk of additional strokes, seizures, and TIAs.

Her mom, Andrea, is struggling as a single mother to make ends meet while caring for Claire and her big brother Quinn, as well as shuttling her back and forth for her myriad of doctor's visits, specialist appointments, tests, and procedures in Grand Rapids - a 100 mile trip one way.

We'd like to come together as a community to help Claire and her family in her time of need.  To read more about Claire's story, please visit The Claire Chronicles.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 9, 2013

Posted on June 9, 2013

Due to some problems I was having with my internet a couple days before a planned trip, I haven't been able to participate as fully as I wanted. But we are still more than half way there! Thank you to all who have donated. Truly, no amount is too small. This has been a beautiful example of how people can come together in caring community to support a deserving child. We're in the homestretch now! If you're able, please consider donating. I have reposted my original comment below. Thank you!

I've been blessed to be a part of this child's life as a nurse, friend, and most recently I was given the honorary title of Aunt, (with no quotation marks!). This is a chance for you to be hands and feet, to practice good karma, to participate in an act of kindness, to do good works, to be human. This is the real deal. I know this family. I love this family. Lets blow them away with acts of love they could not imagine.


Posted on June 8, 2013

Posted on June 8, 2013

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  ~~ Galatians 6:2

We are over halfway to the goal for our Warrior Princess Claire!  The enormous amount of support and generosity people have shown to Claire, Quinn, and Andrea has been astonishing.  We have lifted this wonderful and deserving family up in their time of need, and have eased their burden, both financially and emotionally. What a blessing!

Let's keep this momentum going and show this family our continued love and support as they face the ever-challenging issues of Claire's horrible disease.  God bless you.

Posted on June 6, 2013

Posted on June 6, 2013

I am absolutely in awe of the amazing support we've received already.  Awestruck.  I always have liked that word becuse it makes me think of being bopped over the head in awe - and that's how I feel.  

It was an emotional day, in an emotional week, in an emotional year and, as I always do when it gets like that, I turned to writing.  Please read my latest blog post Pride Goeth Before The Fall, Except When Your Friends Are There To Catch You and...

Thank you. So very much.


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