I’m Goin’ Bald for Bucks to help in the fight against cancer!
I am raising money in honor of my Auntie Debbie. Before I was born, my Aunt Debbie was in her early 30's when she was diagnosed with Cancer. The tumor in her throat was so bad is was choking her. The doctors told her they had to be very aggressive to beat the tumor so the gave her lethal medicine to kill it. She ended up beating it and was cancer free for a couple of years when she suffered a massive heart attack. The doctors told her the medicine they used to beat the cancer weakened her heart; she would need a new one. The transplant people wouldn't give her one because she was a cancer surviver! She wasn't going to let a weak heart stop her though so she had a machine put inside her body to help her heart beat. All through this she still taught her students not only academics but the true meaning of courage, strength and determination. One day her body rejected the machine and she suffered a massive stroke where she actually died for several minutes. Yet my mom said Aunt Debbie is as stubborn as she is strong and she fought back. She wasn't going to let dying stop her!!!The transplant people said they would put her on the list for a heart ONLY if she stayed in the hospital until one became available. In August 2004 two months before I was born a terrible accident resulted in a blessing for my Aunt; she was going to receive her heart!! It has been over 13years since she received her heart and even longer since she's been cancer free. She is doing awesome and became a mom 7 years ago to my cousin Jack and 4 years ago to my cousin Sarah. Without the help of cancer research, I might have never known my Aunt Debbie.
Please consider making a donation in honor of the fight my aunt had and WON!!!
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