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This fundraiser ended on 12/08/12

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The family and friends of Susie Grosso are uniting to raise money to help her with her fight agianst cancer.

We would like to thank all of you for your kindness and generosity towards Susie and her family. Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone for their amazing support, concern and encouragement! In April 2012, at the age of 50, Susie was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Susie is a grandmother of 6 beautiful grandkids who have been a huge part of her daily life. From taking them skiing to attending their many sporting and extracurricular events she has been an instrumental part of their success. At the time of diagnosis the cancer had already spread to her neck, with tumors in the cervical spine. The first course of treatment consisted of radiation therapy to target the metastatic tumors in her neck. After completing 15 radiation treatments, she began chemo therapy to attack the cancer in the lungs. To date, she has completed 7 chemo treatments over a 22 week period. In October Susie was having increased pain and difficulty breathing. At this point the doctors did a new MRI/CT scan which showed the cancer in the lungs had spread significantly and there was now cancer in her liver as well. Over the past month Susie’s recovery has gone downhill drastically. In addition to the current chemo regimen, the doctor suggested trying a new daily oral chemo pill which has proven to be very effective for late stage lung cancer patients. Insurance has recently approved this course of treatment, however even with insurance, the out of pocket cost of the new treatment is tremendous, in addition to the cost of all her other treatments and prescriptions. The insurance has approved treatment for the next 12 months, but the length of treatment will depend on how she responds to the new chemo and her ability to continue the fight against this horrible disease. This amazing support system will help give Susie and her family the strength to deal with the emotional and financial challenges ahead. Once again, thank you all for your support and please keep Susie and her family in your prayers. The family is grateful for any way people can help Susie win her battle with cancer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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