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Racing to cure NF
Jesse with No. 85 driver Richard Campollo
Jesse Markland suffers from Neurofibromatosis (NF). There is currently no treatment and no cure, it is a form of cancer, and it tortures him every day of his life. It's not very apparent when you see us out because 1) he's fully clothed and 2) he's heavily medicated. He has more tumors than we can even count on his torso, and those are just the one's we can see. We don't even know what's going on beneath the surface of his skin. He suffers from excruciating pain. We can't even touch his head. It varies whether we can put a shirt over his head, cut his hair, or wash his hair by how long it's been since he last had his pain medication. He takes 2 different pain medications three times a day and 2 more to help him sleep because he's usually up all night in pain. His skin also hurts, he scratches at his skin until he bleeds and scars. He complains all night about his legs hurting and I spend much of every night rubbing his legs. I took him to the doctor for this and they don't even want to put him through an MRI of his lower body because even if they find a tumor that is causing this pain, there is nothing they can do to help him. That's pretty tough for parents to accept. Recently his ear drum burst because he didn't let us know that his ear hurt with an infection because he's ALWAYS in that kind of pain, it was just another day to him.

We've never been good at asking for help and it pains us to do it now. But the stakes are high. We are fighting for our sons' life. Not only the length of his life, but mostly for the quality of his life. The research is making progress and it is our life's goal to support that research. It's his only hope. How you can help? Donate to the Racing4Research program. All the money donated goes to the research for a desperately sought after treatment and cure.

Total Donations Collected:$10,916.00
Goal: $8,000
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Contributor Amount Comment
Kim and Tamara Robinson $100.00
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"March 4 a Cure" Lawrenceburg Primary School $4,612.25
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Chris Goff $15.00
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James and Ava Stevenson $25.00
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Rodney and Jill Markland $118.00
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Bert and Ruth Wagner $30.00
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Ryan and Lorie Howard $124.00
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Kendra Renee Oberting $20.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Karen Fischer $50.00
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Jami Baker $25.00
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shanda boes $50.00
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Ruth Vogelpohl $50.00 "My prayers are with you, for a cure and for many blessings for you as you go through the days ahead. Thanks for the photo, what a sweet boy! Wishing you a miracle! Cookie Vogelpohl"
Tom & Michelle Hubert $50.00
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Randy Statton $50.00
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Steve Coop $25.00
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Rob Lusby $25.00
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Gail Macke Hidden
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Kristy McAdams $50.00
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Arlynne & Tim Zofkie Hidden "All the best to Jesse, Blake, Rodney and Jill Markland. Keep the good news coming!"
Haunt for a Cure $4,882.00
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Michael and Natalie Henderson $185.00
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Kyle & Melissa Stovall $20.00
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Michael Friedman $250.00
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