Residents Step Up to Help Dying Woman
Coachella Valley residents are joining forced to help raise funds for a woman battling a deadly cancer. Video by kmir6.comvideo
COACHELLA VALLEY- Residents are joining forces to help a woman dying of stage four cancer. Danita Tate has a massive growth on her head, a young son to care for and mounting medical bills. Her story aired on KMIR6 weeks ago, and two viewers couldn't sit by without doing something to help.
"It brought me to tears. I'm a mother I can't imagine what she's going through," said Lynn Elliott.
Elliott contacted Tate as did another viewer, Daniel McCalister. After the two reached out to Tate, they decided to make an organized effort to raise money for her. McCalister is selling a book about the tooth fairy. He says one hundred percent of the proceeds go to charitable causes, this time to Tate. Elliott owns a marketing company is hoping to get the word out.
"If just a few of us could get together and make a difference to this woman it would make a tremendous amount of difference to her and her family," said Elliott.
So far, two thousand books have been donated to raise funds for Tate.
"And if there is a need for more, we'll keep making them," said McCalister.
The book about a mythical fairy is now helping a woman who needs nothing short of a miracle to stay alive.
If you would like to donate or help, visit the website:http://www.thetoothfairycares.com/
Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.