Coffee sale raises $30,000 for Spokane woman’s stem cell transplant

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 12:36 PM

Spokane -- A local woman fighting for her life will receive more than $30,000 in community donations  thanks to a fundraiser held over the weekend by Dutch Bros. Spokane.

The coffee company offered drinks for $2 Saturday, and owners donated $1 of each sale to Davis for a potentially life-saving stem cell transplant.

 The 24-year-old suffers from CREST syndrome, an acronym for five diseases that have a long list rehabilitating symptoms. Cat has tried many things to cure the disease, but nothing has worked. Doctors say she has months to live, and she needs a stem cell treatment as soon as possible. If her organs harden too much, she will no longer be a candidate for the treatment.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, who hails from Spokane, pledged to match funds raised by Saturday’s fundraiser.

The Cure for Cat Foundation hopes to raise $125,000 for the stem cell treatment.  

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