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Oswego Mom Looks to Break Fundraising Record in Memory of Daughter

Help Team Caitlin break records in this year's neurofibromatosis walk in Naperville.

Caitln Ostrom | Provided
Caitln Ostrom | Provided
A year after losing her daughter to cancer, an Oswego mom is looking to build the largest team ever — and raise the most donations ever — for the annual Great Steps 4NF Walk.

Oswego East graduate Caitlin Ostrom, 20, died in November. She was diagnosed with cancer after fighting a lifelong battle against neurofibromatosis, a syndrome that can cause the growth of tumors on various areas of the body.

Mom Christine Christiansen said her goal is to raise $15,000 to fight the neurofibromatosis. NF Midwest Will host the Great Steps 4NF Walk on June 21 in Naperville. 

Christiansen said Team Caitlin will wear yellow "Caitlin's Promise" T-shirts and white tutus in honor of Ostrom's favorite flower, the daisy.

If the team meets its goal, two members — a husband and wife — are willing to shave their heads, Christiansen said. The husband will even shave his beard and mustache for the cause, she added.

To join Team Caitlin or make a donation, click here.
Ian Webster May 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM
If you want the razor to fall, you can donate specifically to my site: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/IanWebster/great-steps-4nf-naperville-2014
Christine Shea Christensen May 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Thank you so much for getting the word out, it is so appreciated and any support is so welcome. Thank you a million times!
justathought May 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Its been said that when your child crosses the threshold of the public education school door that the child is no longer yours but belongs to the state. Good luck with trying to have your opinion and concerns being heard and responded. Your getting the old run -around that politicians like to use when asked about something that they don't want to address," I don't know nothing about that, "let me get back to you on that Good luck with getting the school hierarchy to respond to your concerns as a parent.

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