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Fundraiser for young girl with rare leukemia
Fundraiser for young girl with rare leukemia

The family of an 8-year-old Spokane girl diagnosed with an extremely rare form of leukemia is asking for your help.

Bella Carvalho was diagnosed with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) in June, a rare and aggressive blood disease that can cause, along with many other things, painful lesions on her skin. BPDCN is also a disease most commonly found in elderly men, not little girls.

From her GoFundMe Page:

Last month Bella Carvalho was diagnosed with leukemia, and is currently undergoing treatment here in Spokane.
Bella is a beautiful, smart, tenacious girl. Everyone that knows her knows she is meant for greatness. I myself see her as a child star in one of those Disney Channel shows, or graduating early and heading off to college to become instrumental in the next big thing. Bella's humor and intelligence are beyond her years and she is so much fun to be around. Seeing her strength and bravery during this time is inspiring.
Bella's family needs our prayers, love, and support. Please help us meet our goal to help pay for treatment and hospital bills.

You can donate here on Bella's page, or you can also help out by attending a fundraiser in her honor this Thursday, July 31, at Pattison's Family Skate Center from 6-8 pm. Admission is just $7, and you can also purchase a “You gotta have HOPE!” bracelet for $3. A large portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the family to help cover medical bills and family living expenses.

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