Former Stephenville resident Holly Bays has been touched by the story of Mikayla and Morgan Gain, two sisters afflicted with Alpers' Disease.
Mikayla lost her fight last year after a lengthy and difficult battle, but her younger sister, Morgan, is still in the trenches, fighting to get well. She recently began a 13-week treatment in California using a new drug approved by the FDA to fight Alpers'.
Her family and friends hope it will be the miracle they have been praying for.
"I have been following Morgan's progress and treatments and I have prayed for her every time she crosses my mind," Bays said. "I'm hoping to raise money that will help cover their travel expenses to California."
Bays, a former narcotics investigator with the Stephenville Police Department, is now a stay-at-home mom in Eastland County, where she sells Scentsy candles, as well as purses, totes and insulated lunch bags for Thirty-One Gifts.
She is donating 100 percent of her April sales commission to help with Morgan's treatment.
To place an order for Scentsy, visit www.hollybug.scentsy.us and click on the Morgan Gain fundraiser. For Thirty-One Gifts, visit www.mythirtyone.com/hollybug.
Those uncomfortable with using their debit or credit cards online, can e-mail orders to Bays at Zach0113@att.net and pay by check.
Morgan is back home in Dublin after completing her first round of treatments in California. She will return for additional treatments in the coming weeks.