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{Kate McRae Update} Kate's Crusade Event

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photos by Vicki Lynn Photography

As many of you may know, the McRae’s were given devastating news shortly after Kate’s birthday party….Kate’s cancer has returned. The family has now been thrown back into the day to day fight to beat this terrible disease. They are currently seeking treatment for Kate, and we are all praying for a miracle. For more information on Kate and her battle, please read their beautiful blog that is updated regularly by Holly, Kate’s mom.

In an effort to help the McRaes, some of their family and friends have planned an event called Kate’s Crusade. The event is being held in Gilbert, Arizona this Saturday, March 12. If you are local, and you are looking for a way to help, this is your chance! There will be an amazing Silent Auction at the event filled with so many wonderful items. We are donating a Birthday Party in a Box, which will include items featured at Kate’s recent party we helped with. The box will include Kate’s Ice Cream Shoppe Collection, as well as items from Polka Dot Market, Banner Boutique, Whippy Cake, Decadent Delights, A to Zebra Celebrations, Chic Baby Rose and Pink Taffy Designs. {Thank you fabulous vendors!} If you can’t make the event, but would like to make a donation, you can do so here.

Want to brighten Kate’s day? Download this free printable coloring sheet, color it, and send it to Kate! This is the same coloring sheet that was designed by Style Me Gorgeous specifically for Kate’s 7th birthday party. A simple, yet kind way to let Kate and her family know that she is being thought of.

Also, Kate’s Ice Cream Shoppe printable collection is available in the shop!
100% of the proceeds from this set of Mini Notecards {$5} will go directly to the McRae family! It’s a great and easy way to make a donation to this amazing family. 50% of the proceeds from all additional printable files in this collection will also be given.

As always, thank you for following Kate’s story. The McRaes are praying for a miracle, and they ask that you join them in that prayer.

Photos courtesy of Vicki Lynn Photography

March 10, 2011

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  1. Thanks for letting us know about this event!

  2. Selina Sanchez says:

    What a beautiful little girl! Thank you Tomkat for posting stories such as hers. Such a terrible disease and at such a young age. I pray that the Lord gives her family the strength needed as they see their little girl suffer. I have the mini notecard set just to help them out. It’s the least I can do. She deserves a beautiful life!

  3. carolinagirl says:

    just bought the cards on etsy. thanks for sharing this with us. prayers are with kate and her family.

  4. Dianelis says:

    Just bought the cards on Etsy. Praying for little Kate’s healing!

  5. Wendy says:

    Can you please email me the address that we would send to? I’m having my class (1st graders) make her something. 🙂 Thank you!

  6. Shannn Jacobs says:

    Thank you for shaing their story…….PRAYING

  7. Molly J. says:

    I just printed the page for my four year old niece to color for Kate. Kenney LOVES to color and was excited to do something for someone else. We want you to know that we are praying and BELIEVING a miracle for Kate.

    Holly, if you are reading this, look up Dennis Merrifield, Rene Leger Merrifield, and Madison Merrifield on Facebook. Madison was diagnosed with cancer in second grade. Against all odds she is a survivor and now in highschool! They are an amazing family. Madison’s father also has a yahoo group that went out to friends/family during her fight.

    Blessings to you and yours. Molly

  8. merium says:

    oh, those photos and this story break my heart. hoping this family finds a pathway to peace. going to your etsy store now for the cards…

  9. Lisa says:

    Praying for this beautiful family!

  10. Kristyn says:

    Kate McCrae is always on my mind, if local I’d definitely be at the crusade for kate with my kids! Love her and her family and pray for them! Thanks for sharing the coloring pages, we’ll be sending Kate some lovely colors from my kids thinking of her 🙂

  11. What a beautiful family.
    I will be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers…..

  12. Keisha LeBlanc says:

    Just purchased the cards on etsy and printed 2 color sheets for my kids to color. This story has definatley touched my heart. Praying for the healing of Kate and for her family’s strength during this difficult time. Can I please have the address where these colorsheets need to be mailed?

  13. Lorell says:

    I will have my daughter color the cute page and send it to her! My prayers for Kate and her family… I can’t imagine what the whole family is going through right now.

  14. I would like to donate to the auction. I have sent a message through the Kate’s Crusade website but just incase you have a connection to contact someone. Please contact me.

  15. Praying for little Kate. Beautiful girl and family.

  16. Dawn says:

    I would like to donate a Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake sign to the birthday auction—please let me know where I can drop this item off.

    I read about Kate all the time…and keep her in my daily prayers.

    Thank you,

  17. Cecy says:

    Beautiful Kate! That cancer is not yours! And i pray and believe that through the blood of Jesus he paid the price for us and through his stripes u are healed! (Isaiah 53:5) I pray that God gives u and your precious family peace, strength and understanding during this time, faith as little as a mustard seed will go a long way (luke17:6) stay in faith and believe for her healing. Much love to u and ur family.

  18. Heather G. says:

    This family is in my prayers all the time.

  19. Yailin Nunez says:

    Many prayers for sweet Kate! Being a mom to child that is sick is the hardest thing! No one knows how painful it is untill you are put in that position. I know because my son was very ill when he was 8 months old. After many complications my son is now doing great. My FAITH got me through it. I will pray for sweet Kate and her family.

  20. Corrie says:

    Where do we send the coloring sheets? Is there an address??

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