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Featured cause :

The International rescue committee

From their website:

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.

The International Rescue Committee is responding to the humanitarian crisis on the Greek island of Lesbos. Each day some 2,000 refugees are arriving on Greece's shores. Most of them have fled the unrelenting civil war in Syria, now in its fifth year.

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Spread the Word #3 :

Incredible innovations of 2015

From their website:

"In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and human waste by a special processor. In February, social workers and computer scientists came up with an algorithm to prevent the spread of HIV among homeless youth. In March, a research lab created a microchip that could actually help bridge the digital divide in developing countries... From a new sneaker that helps people with physical disabilities, to "nanosheets" that can absorb oil spills, to a bindi that delivers much-needed iodine to women in India, these are some of our favorite innovations that truly made a difference in 2015."

 

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From their gofundme page

We need a Christmas and New Year’s Miracle!
I want to tell you how wonderful my friend, Theresa Corbin Gusek is and how we need your help to insure that Theresa can continue to be an amazing mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and one of the finest first grade teachers we have. I want to say these things now so I don't have to say them at her funeral in the near future. We hope you will help us save her life.

 I met Theresa in the fall of 2009. Helping in the classroom several days a week that year, I saw what an incredible teacher she is. I also found out that she has a Neuroendocrine cancer called Carcinoid. She has dealt with the effects with a positive attitude and a determination to survive. Over the last six years I have watched her go through many different treatments and surgeries from a team of the best doctors at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston to help her try to live as normally as possible. I have been with her in the doctor's office when the fear of leaving her young daughter and husband were crushing. Through all this, Theresa has continued to teach first grade and done it with grace and enthusiasm. Every child that has been through her class remembers and loves her even years later.
 
Treatment
All hope is not lost. Though the treatments and procedures had been successful at controlling the growth of the existing tumors, her body has stopped reacting positively to the treatments available in the United States. There is a proven and successful treatment available in Europe called Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) and her doctors strongly believe that this treatment will not only extend Theresa’s life, but improve the quality of her life tremendously. Essentially it will keep the cancer at bay and prevent the disease from destroying her organs.

Costs
The reality is that this procedure is costly and health insurance will not cover the costs. The procedures, treatments and travel are estimated upwards of $110,000. It has been determined that this is Theresa’s only chance of survival.
Our goal is to raise $100,000. Many of you have asked how you can help. Please consider making a donation of any amount towards our goal. So many times we wish we could make a difference in someone's life. This is an opportunity to save Theresa’s life. We are blessed to know her and she’s made a lasting impact on so many lives. Know that your contribution will give Theresa the opportunity to watch Kaeli (now 11) grow up, to continue her life-long passion for teaching, and to inspire all who are blessed to know her.

 Thank you for your continuous prayers and support.

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