Raise money to further research this disease

Hi everyone! As you all may or may not know I have an 8 year old daughter named Candace Chantel who was born with a large birthmark on her face called a Congenital Hairy Nevus (visit http://nevus.org for more info on CHN's). Since the age of 2 Candace has undergone numerous surgeries and procedures in an attempt to remove this birthmark. Shortly after her birth my family and I searched relentlessly to find a good surgeon whose hands we could put our childs life in. When Candace was 2 we found that in Dr Bruce Bauer of the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, I.L.

When Candace was 5 we stopped surgery so that she could begin school, but also because all the trips back and forth from NY and Chicago began to prove costly and we could no longer afford it.

As of the last year or so my mother Miriam L Jacobs began writing books and selling them online donating all profits to the newly created "Candace Battiste Surgery Fund". This fund was created to gain monies to be used for travel and lodging in Chicago, office visit co pays, medications etc and so forth.

After the take off of several of my moms books she created her own publishing company called Candalyse Publishing ( www.candalysepublishing.com). Through this website you can get information on Candace and our cause, purchase books or donate money towards the fund.

I am reaching out to all of you my friends and acquaintances in an effort to continue our goal in raising as much money as we can for Candace's up coming series of surgeries starting in July 2008.

Please feel free to email or call me with any inquiries you may have and remember every penny counts and is tax deductible as its going towards a charitable organization.

I know times are hard for us all but I trust you all will do what you can to aid in the continued health and well being of this very smart, beautiful and gifted child MY lil pumpkin Candace Chantel Battiste.

Thank you all and God Bless!

1. We need to further reasearch the causes of this disorder