My Maleree Mae

Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Dec 17, 2016

I'm soo proud of My Sweet Beautiful & Brave little girl..
Yesterday was her last radiation treatment out of 31 at UCSF!

Today Maleree starts a New Chapter..
She turned 7 years old today!
Cancer Free!! Hallelujah!!
Thank God!! & Ty Dr Gupta!!
Ty to all the Doctors & Nurse's for taking such good care of My baby!! && Thank You to Everyone for praying for
Maleree!! & our family..

Maleree is very excited to have a sleepover tonight with her cousin Kayleen!! & birthday party tomorrow at her grandma's & popa's House!! && getting to go back to her school for a few days before Xmas break!!

Happy Happy Birthday
Maleree!!

Daddy loves You!!


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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Dec 03, 2016

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So many things to be thankful for - like YOU! Your generosity continues to live on as we reflect back on these past months. Maleree is halfway through radiation treatments and continues to be a blessing to all who know her. Dad gets to spend precious time with his princess every chance he gets. We all wish you a Merry Christmas!

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Sep 26, 2016

Maleree got to come home today after having surgery this past Wednesday! There are side effects that have affected her eyes, but we are hoping for complete recovery.

And you…you are all simply amazing! The slogan for brain cancer is “No One Fights Alone!” which is so very appropriate and true. The generosity and love you have shown this Dad & his baby continue to be overwhelming. For anyone who is self-employed, you know what it means to take off work to deal with “life”. Because of your generous donations, Maleree’s daddy has been able to get away from work a bit to be with his baby. Spending precious time with her, building memories, taking care of medically-related expenses has all been possible because of you.

Because Maleree’s parents live separately, both had individual online crowd funding.However, it was at the insistance of her Daddy that 50% of the restaurant give-backs and donation jar funds be given to her Mommy, Jodi Clement Seaholm, and Step-Dad Adam Seaholm. Donations from an out-of-town car show by her Daddy’s long-time friend was also split. We were pleased to be able to share your support with them.


Bear with me while I share something personal. My late husband and I have been eye-witness to countless times when this Dad met the needs of community members who needed car repairs but were unable to afford it. Friends and acquaintances have frequently had their bills paid. He would let his own bills go unpaid because he covered their financial needs, even in this current crises. He has also been quick to offer other types of support as well.

Here is a man who if you needed five dollars, would give you the last two dollars in his pocket and go borrow three – all without hesitation and without you ever knowing it. It is because of this observation and the fact that I am alive today because of his support & assistance, that I wholeheartedly began these fundraising campaigns despite his efforts to stop me.

How can we ever repay you? Maybe it’s possible by paying it forward, so stay-tuned because we have some exciting news coming up about a father-daughter endeavor that will blow you away. Remember to hug your babies!!!

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Sep 09, 2016

I'm sure those of you who have experienced tragedy in your life know this to be true. Sometimes you get a reprieve and life continues on as if nothing has happened. There are normal things. There are good things. Then it hits you again. Today was such a day. Maleree had another MRI and the tumor has grown. Surgery is needed. That's all I know at this point. Please pray for her and her Daddy. I had something written up a couple of weeks ago to close up the funding campaign but that will have to wait. We don't know what lies ahead. Only God knows. We are trying to trust Him.

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Aug 02, 2016

From Maleree's Daddy:

Soo
Great Great News today
Maleree's MRI Shows that her tumor has NOT Grown!! in the past 4 weeks. Hallelujah!!
Dr Gupta says we are not necessarily out of hot water yet!! && he recommends we do another MRI In 6 weeks.
But with that said, Dr Gupta has said from the beginning he doesn't think Maleree's tumor is a high grade!! tumor like UC Davis & Boston said! & this is really not a surprise to him!!
But he is still very concerned & wants to keep monitoring it closely!! && as long as it doesn't grow then he doesn't think surgery or chemo or radiation is necessary!
Thank You! Thank You!
To Everyone for your Love & Prayers for My Baby!! It seems to be working!!

Hug your Babys!

From Charlotte: Good news right? Now if we can just get the bills under control. Thank you for all who have contributed and continue to do so. This couldn't be done without you...No One Fights Alone!

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Jun 30, 2016

We are heartbroken. Please pray for Maleree and her Daddy. MRI results came back today and the tumor has grown from 1 centimeter to 1.4. Guidance is needed to find the right surgeon, find the right treatment, without any more mishaps and delays. You have already given so much, but please also pray the funds that are needed for her care are somehow provided.

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Jun 27, 2016

This picture was taken while Maleree was at UC Davis for the surgery to relieve the intense pressure from her brain. I'm not sure who took it, or I would give them the credit, but I love seeing this girl laugh! I was just thinking about people. Sometimes we get discouraged (to say the least) when people around us do crappy things (myself included). And then, when tragedy occurs, we seem to rise up and do amazing things. I want to remember that, focus on that, strive to be like that. This is what you, out there somewhere, are teaching me through your response to Maleree's need. I know I set a really high fundraising goal. At the beginning...no problem. Huge amounts of money was coming in very quickly and we were overwhelmed with all sorts of good feelings. And then it started tapering off. I thought, ok, people are returning to their everyday lives and we will look to other sources of income, because I know bills relating to her getting the best treatment will be coming in soon. Then this happens. One of two people will trickle in every few days and I realize Maleree is not forgotten. Then my sister, who has been in the hospital donates, then my co-teacher donates. She is not forgotten! Thank you all so very much! I hope that whatever is going on in your life, that you feel you are not alone, that someone cares, that you are not forgotten.

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Jun 23, 2016

Waiting, waiting, waiting. It's fun to spend the day with your Daddy and have him take you to get your nails done. That kind of waiting is okay. Waiting to hear back from doctors however is NOT okay. Mistakes have been made, continual follow-ups are necessary to make sure everyone is doing what they should be doing. I'm sure, though, this story is not unique. Many of you understand. It's frustrating. However, we still hope. We continue to ask God for guidance. But it's still hard to wait. Meanwhile, more of you have come forth to help this Dad and his princess. How can we ever thank you enough?

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So precious!! Did Daddy get his nails done too.................Make those memories, take those pictures and get those smiles from Maleree. She is so precious and loved by those that haven’t even met her above all she has so many praying and believe for and with her and Kelly & Jodi.

Tori Shields

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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Jun 12, 2016

Time is a funny thing, isn't it? Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes just holding still. I've experienced all that these past few days. It's been exactly one week since this site was being created, ready to launch the next morning. I had no idea what the response would be, because I have never done anything like this before. YOU have helped us raise so much money! And it's not me and the site, it speak volumes about Kelly and his little girl in crises. Such a caring and generous man, who today gets to spend the whole day just playing with his little princess. A treasured day. A good day indeed. I hope you have that kind of day. Hug the babies in your life.


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Update posted by Charlotte Taft On Jun 09, 2016

Maleree has her own facebook page! How cool is that!! It’s purpose is to post fundraising info and more importantly, for us to send encouraging words to her. Plus, there will be lots and lots of pictures for you to comment on. Let's flood her with emotional support, so she knows she is not in this fight alone. One rule: keep it positive! She will be so excited to hear from everyone! Please spread the word.

www.facebook.com/mymalereemae

To get updates on her progress, visit her Daddy’s facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/kelly.chambers.908?fref=ts

And...if possible, think about sending her a card. All kids want mail, right?

Send to:

My Maleree Mae / PO Box 1102 / Magalia, CA 95954


*Mail is starting to come in and you can tell by Maleree's expression how she feels about that!

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Matching donation sent by Evan Heller at AMain. Hope you are doing well Maleree!

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Prayers and hopes being sent to Maleree from the AMain crew!

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Maleree Mae, A little something to help with the big stuff that gets in the way on your journey to grow up and be a good person. The world needs more little girls like you. And daddy needs a driver for his racecars when he retires! Much Aloha, Mitch Welton and Rebecca Potts

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Backed with $100.00 On Aug 01, 2016

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I lost my dad to brain cancer when he was 86. Somewhat expected at that age. It should never be the other way around, where a parent has a child with cancer.

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