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For real though, who is still active on here? I can't tell if this place is becoming a ghost town or if I'm just out of the loop.

My family is putting together a team to walk in the annual 5K sponsored by Liam’s Lighthouse. This will be our second year participating in this event. Our goal is not only to raise money for HLH research, but also awareness. We are looking for support in any way that someone can contribute, whether it be sharing the cause, donating money, or volunteering to join the team. Our monetary goal is $5,000 and our team name is “Team Blais’d.” This is only the beginning of what is going to be another battle against HLH.


For more information and donating, please see the links below
Team Blais'd on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Bl…
Donate here: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser…
Tumblr post to reblog: motherofdragonfruit.tumblr.com…



Full story (Long post with hospital and death mentions ahead):

During the spring of 2011, my sister Jill ( elizabethbluecatfish ) started experiencing strange symptoms, namely a strange “rotten mucus” scent that only she could smell. After many trips to the doctor, it was discovered that it was caused by these silent seizures that were causing a breakdown a myelin in her brain. She had been healthy her whole life, but that seemed to be changing.

Despite that, she was able to graduate from high school, start preparing for college, and even make things for an anime convention later that summer.

But she never got to go to college or the convention. As her health started to decline, she was sent from doctors in Orlando, to doctors in Boston, and finally doctors in Cincinnati. After conferring with each other, they diagnosed her with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, otherwise known as HLH; a rare disease. What made her case more interesting was the fact that while HLH is normally a blood disorder, it attacked her nervous system. In September 2011, she went to Cincinnati to receive a bone marrow transplant. Strangely enough, our sister Becca was diagnosed with the same disease at about the same time, although she had a more typical case with it attacking her blood.

Both my sister had their transplants that winter, which included chemo and drugs to suppress their immune systems. Becca’s transplant went smoothly and she quickly recovered and grew stronger. Jill however, continued to have a lot of health problems, which kept piling up upon each other. She lost her battle with HLH on July 18, 2011.

Losing Jill has been easily the worst thing in my life and I am not alone in my experience. Many HLH patients die because many doctors do not know about it, so they are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed until it is too late.


Brave Inspired Charm Necklace by Fruits-Punch-Samurai
Brave Inspired Charm Necklace
Necklace I made for Disneybounding and everyday wear. It is inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Brave

More info and purchase link: www.etsy.com/listing/222375812…?
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Cait
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Hey it's me, Cait! I live in Florida and I enjoy cosplaying as well as all things Disney. I am also a seamstress, so sewing is what I spend a good portion of my time doing. I'm a pretty outgoing person, so don't be afraid to get in contact ^_^

Current Residence: Fl
MP3 player of choice: video iPOD
Shell of choice: conch?
Favourite cartoon character: don't make me choose!
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For real though, who is still active on here? I can't tell if this place is becoming a ghost town or if I'm just out of the loop.

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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
How have you been? :)
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I've been alright. Still trying to sell lots of stuff on ebay (with a surprising amount of luck :D) while I find a job. Oddly enough, I still haven't been up to making costumes as of late.

How about you?
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   General Artist
Really? That's cool. :D Ebay is always a good option when you want to try & sell some items, Amazon too. :)

I've been doing good. Working on my writing & stuff. :) As for my novel, I've gotten about three chapters drafted so far. :)
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Yep! I'm hoping my luck will continue when I start listing more of my handmade items (just put up a dragon egg) since I prefer ebay to etsy.

That's awesome! I'd love to see a sneak peak when you get them fleshed out some more ;D
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birthdays Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
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:woohoo: :iconcakelickplz: :iconballoonsplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconballoonsplz2: :iconcakelickplz: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologise that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome birthday on July 8th, with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Sweet! 
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nsideddice Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
:cake: Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Thank you :D
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nsideddice Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
You're welcome! :D
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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