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Desert Financial Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Local Family

PHOENIX, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Desert Financial CEO Jeff Meshey is in the business of creating exceptional financial experiences for the credit union's members. Recently, he got to share exceptionally good news.A Desert Financial is making a $10,000 donation on behalf of the organization's Random Acts of Kindness program to help a young family fund lifesaving care for their daughter.
Desert Financial Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Local Family
Recently, Dave and Kendra Riley of Ahwatukee learned two of their three childrena??2-year-old Olivia and 5-month-old Keiraa??each have a rare and aggressive genetic brain disease that impacts the nervous system: Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, or "MLD."Olivia's case has progressed, and her chances at a long future are fewer. Her motor skills have quickly been regressing, and she receives treatments in a clinical trial each week in Iowa, but she will never fully recover. Because Keira is so young and has not experienced symptoms yet, she's eligible for cutting-edge, potentially lifesaving gene therapy treatment only available in Milan, Italy. But she must get there quickly. The family needs to raise $500,000 to cover travel and medical expenses. So far, just 29 children have undergone the novel therapy.
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