Last day of Believe Project: $150 to help a nephew battling health problems
Today's recipient of $150 through the Believe Project wants to help her sister and her nephew battling health problems. Through the contribution of an additional donor, the Believe Project award has been increased to $150 since the recipients shared their stories.
• Julia Rufino of Elgin:
"I would nominate my nephew and sister. My nephew was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcomma along with a compression fracture in his lumbar spine at the end of October. My sister had to leave her job to attend to his needs. He is being treated at Advocate Lutheran Children's Hospital and they live about 45 minutes from the hospital so it has been a rough couple of weeks so far and they have a long road to recovery.
"My sister has two other children and they have been so patient and helpful attending to their brother's needs as well. We have faith that he is strong and he will pull through this, but it will just take time. Being the holidays and money being tight because of having to quit her job, I think they would really appreciate this. Any little bit counts at this point."
• The Believe Project awarded $150 daily in December to a total of 48 people with good ideas for how to use the money to do a good deed for someone else.