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Hey family, friends and all of you out there with a big heart! My name is Gabrielle and I am one of Ina\'s three daughters. I started this fundraiser in the hope that I can spread our story.

 

Hey family, friends and all of you out there with a big heart! My name is Gabrielle and I am one of Ina's three daughters. I started this fundraiser in the hope that I can spread our story.

 This nightmare all started ten years ago. My mom was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma of the uterus. Thankfully, it was diagnosed in it's earliest stage and was able to be removed through a hysterectomy and months of radiation. After that, life went back to normal until the fall of 2008. My mom started to experience shortness of breath and developed a horrible cough that refused to go away. We thought nothing of it. She made her first doctors appointment where her doctor told her that it was probably just an allergy and told her not to worry. As weeks passed, her symptoms worsened. My mom then took it upon herself to make an appointment with a pulmonologist. After seeing my mom, he immediately sent her for a Cat Scan. On Christmas Eve, we got the phone call. The results had changed our lives again. The Sarcoma had returned. But, this time it was in her lung. The tumor is preventing her from recieving the oxygen she needs which has made it difficult for her to do certain things that we as people in good health may think of as nothing such as walking up the stairs, driving, etc. Unfortunately, this time it was Stage 4 and is inoperable for various different reasons. The only option she has is to undergo different trials of chemotherapy to try to keep the tumor from becoming larger and from spreading to any other part of her body. After a year of three different trials of chemotherapy, countless hospital stays and piles and piles of medical bills and expenses, my mom is on short term disability and is still attempting to return to work part time to pay for everything. Unfortunately, It isn't really cutting it. I am trying to increase my hours at work so I can help out as well. But, we do need your help. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Your donations can be sent directly to our home or can be sent online via credit card. **2 Bert Avenue Westbury, NY 11590**

 Thank you again for combining your efforts to help our family through this trying time. Let's get her on the road to remission!

 

 

 

 
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