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Ali Borgen Fund


Total Number of Gifts: 1
Total Value of Gifts: $50.00

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Emily Wright

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Ali Borgen is an incredibly inspirational 14-year-old who has battled leukemia hard for 4 years, but now faces the reality that it is unlikely she will be cured. Ali's spirits have remained high though, and she wants to give back to cancer research because, in her words, "No kid should ever have to die like I am from cancer. It's ridiculous."

From Ali's Mom: "It may be overtaking Ali's body, but it will never take her heart or spirit. And, ultimately, how she lives her remaining time is up to her. She knows her body better than anyone; she is wiser than anyone I know. Ali said tonight that she "had so wanted to live happily ever after, but for some reason I won't." Although this is sad and unfair, she chooses to live. To live fully, love completely--all the days she has left."

Please donate to help one of Ali's wishes come true - the wish that no other child die from cancer like she is.

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Kris Huson
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
Dear Ali and Family,
As a University of North Dakota alum, I am very proud to read about the overwhelming response by the Grand Forks community to Ali's "Celebration of a Lifetime."
I am also proud to now work for an organization such as Children's Cancer Research Fund that gives families a way to do something positive in light of their personal struggle with this disease. It is very inspiring to be witness to such a selfless act such as this benefit for our cause.
Thank you for everything.
Kris Huson

Bruce,Vicki, and Johanna Loyland
Mon, Jan 10, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ali and your family at this time. May God take care of all of you.

Joe,Tina and Gavin Forte
Fri, Jan 07, 2011
To Ali and the Borgen family. We think of you always. Our hearts go out to you. Ali, you are an inspiration to all of us.
Joe,Tina and Gavin Forte
Grand Forks, ND

Sue Twedt
Thu, Jan 06, 2011
Hugs for you Alli. I had you a few times in Sunday School, and you were a Wonderful addition to my chaotic class. Hannah and I will be attending your Celebration BLAST! It will be just like Hollywood in Grand Forks - can't wait to see you and I want to capture your positive additude and keep it forever, You are a one of a kind, I wish we all had your strength.

Angela Harrison-Urlacher
Thu, Jan 06, 2011
Ali -

Your story touches so many people who do not even know you or your family. I'm not sure if you were part of the group of kids who spoke at my son's elementary school for Pennies for Patients, but the stories he heard greatly affected him. He now saves up his allowance each and every year so that he can donate most of it to Pennies for Patients. Ridding the world of cancer is much more important to him than some new toy or video game. Stories like yours have taught him that. We're both hoping for a time when childhood cancer is a thing of the past.
Angela Harrison-Urlacher

The Champions for Childhood Cancer Research program is a tool for families to use when friends, family members and coworkers ask “what can we do to help?” It’s a place for families to celebrate and honor the milestones of children who survive their cancer battles, as well as a place to remember those special children who did not survive.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund knows that a family that experiences the diagnosis of cancer or a genetic disease related to cancer needs a lot of support throughout the journey. The one thing they want the most though is a cure for their child and for any child whose family hears that devastating and frightening diagnosis.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund shares that focused goal — to eradicate childhood cancer. We are a national non-profit investing in a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancer, the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. Together, we are accelerating the pace of discoveries — from research lab to patient care — that are revolutionizing the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Children’s Cancer Research Fund also educates the public about childhood cancer and supports quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families as they undergo their cancer treatment.

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