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El Paso non-profit helping hospitalized children and their families holding fund raising gala

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Kemarah's Chasing Rainbows is holding a fund raising gala "Deep in the Heart of Texas" on Saturday, November 4 at 6 pm at The Summit Ballroom, 120 North Festival Drive.

Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows is a non-profit organization created in honor of a very special little girl, Kemarah Cager. Kemarah was diagnosed with an incurable heart disease at the age of 2. She was treated at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where she spent months at a time in the hospital. In May of 2013, Kemarah received a heart transplant and began a brand-new lease on life. Unfortunately, her suffering was not over and in December of 2014, Kemarah died due to complications from her transplant. Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows was created to honor and inspire children (both big and small) who are facing or have faced “stormy” times in their lives. There is always hope, and the key is to look for the rainbow at the end of the storm.

Each year, Chasing Rainbows helps hundreds of families through our hospital outreach programs in El Paso and Houston. We support families through a scholarship program at a local El Paso Private school, and we are even able to provide a temporary housing solution (our Happy Heart House) for families receiving treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. We also partner annually with the North Texas chapter of Make-a-Wish to grant the wish of a local Wish Kid in the El Paso area. Without the support of our community and sponsors, Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows cannot operate in all these areas.

Tickets for the event are $75 with all proceeds going directly into the organization. To purchase tickets and for more information about Chasing Rainbows, visit their website at

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