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Ready to Believe: Anderson Relief Fund

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http://www.indiegogo.com/readytobelieve Twenty-two-year-old Petra Anderson was shot and critically injured during the shooting at The Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora, CO, early last Friday, July 20, 2012. In addition to the three shotgun pellets that hit her arm, one pellet went through her nose, rode up the back of her cranium, and hit the back of her skull. She survived. And after her neurosurgery, she appears to be on her way to a full recovery. The fact that she is alive and recovering is beyond any value measurable by money. Even so, the financial burden her surgery and medical bills will take on her family will be very heavy. But that's not the whole challenge. Last month Petra's mother Kim discovered that the breast cancer she thought was just a bad memory is back and has spread to her liver, bones, and lungs. Because of complications, she's had to decline traditional treatment and pursue promising but expensive alternative medicine. The cost for Petra's surgery is high by itself. On top of Kim's cancer costs, it looks unscalable. Along with Petra, a huge number of other people were injured or killed by a self-styled "Joker." These people, their families, and the Aurora community need your help, whether that help comes through money, thoughts, or prayers. In The Dark Knight, Batman tells the Joker that Gotham City is "full of people ready to believe in good." Gotham City may be a fictional place and Batman may a fictional character, but that doesn't mean they're false. And when evil, in the form of man or disease, is horrific, hope will rise. We believe that the world is full of people ready to believe in good, and we believe that you are one of those people. No one can change that. Please help with your donations, thoughts, or prayers, and share this campaign as you are comfortable.