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This fundraiser ended on 08/12/12

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This is the Mommy vs. Multiple Myeloma Fundraiser, All generous donations will go to Chemo/Medical expenses not covered by Insurance.

ON APRIL 6, 2012 OUR MOTHER- AMPARO YEPES WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA STAGE II....
BY THE HAND OF GOD, WE DECIDED TO TAKE OUR MOM FOR A CAT SCAN ON MARCH 18, 2012. This had been something we've discussed on doing plenty of times (because of her frequent migraines), but because of the lack of Insurance we kept putting it off until we had the money to pay for it. The results of the CAT scan were in and the Doctor found that our mom had a missing piece of skull over the right eye. He immediately referred her to get a full body PET Scan, which showed Lytic Lesions throughout her bones- She was then referred to an Oncologist.
He was certain the lytic lesions in her bones was a result of Multiple Myeloma and the Bone Marrow Biopsy that was done on April 6 only confirmed that... From cat scans to pet scans to blood work to skeletal survey X-rays to urine tests to Oncologist Doctor visits to Orthopedic Doctor visits to X-rays again to surgery to more blood work and now to the treatment process it has cost us well over $5,000 thus far. AND ALTHOUGH OUR MOTHER'S HEALTH AND WELL BEING IS PRICELESS, THE TREATMENT FOR MULTIPLE MYELOMA IS NOT.
Currently our mom is undergoing Chemotherapy and although her Oncologist states that she is responding very well, he still wants her to consult with a Radiation Oncologist about possible Radiation Therapy.
On June 11, 2012 it was confirmed that she would need at least 20 sessions of radiation to help speed the process of killing these infected cells.
Having to deal with the mere fact that 'you have Cancer' is a struggle in its self, but the added stress of no health coverage for this very costly but very important chemo treatments creates more of a stress on this family and most importantly it creates a stress on our mother- something her body is not built to handle.
THIS STRUGGLE IS REAL- EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND FINANCIALLY.
Our mother is the center of our family foundation, she is what holds us all so tightly together and we need more than anything in the world for her to be okay.
So here we are- as a family, turning to you for help. A donation, whether it be big or small we will deeply and sincerely appreciate any amount alongside your continued prayers of course.
Thank you, thank you and thank you once again- May God bless you all with much love, happiness and continued HEALTH!
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