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This fundraiser ended on 04/18/11

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Help raise money for Medical and Household Bills for Penny and Eric while Penny continues treatment and recovery from Sarcoma Cancer.

In 2002 Penny was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. Because the cancer spread to a lymph node she had to undergo Chemotherapy and Radiation instead of a simple surgery. Times have continued to be trying as she has been in the hospital off and on with other various problems mostly caused by the radiation she previously received. In the summer of 2010 at an appointment for a CAT scan to make sure that her small intestine hadn’t shrank any more from the previous radiation they found a Sarcoma tumor in her left hip. Plans to have it removed were immediately made and they scheduled the appointment for a couple weeks later. Since then she has been trying to recover the use of her leg, and regain her strength but things seemed to have slowed down when they decided she would begin to do Chemotherapy again on December 6th. Penny will eventually undergo Chemotherapy for 5 weeks, 3 hours away from her home in St. Louis, MO. She will be there for one week the first time and then return home for two weeks. Then she will return for another week.

She has completed four rounds of Chemotherapy but there was a complication in the fourth round and she ended up having a really bad side affect that put her in the hospital for close to two days. She is back home but about to start her last week of Chemo without the part that made her sick.

Penny and her husband are now in serious financial trouble. Penny’s short term disability ended the 1st of January and now they are struggling to keep up with bills. We are doing all we can to keep them on their feet and we appreciate all and any of you who may donate or just pass the word on. Thank you so much.


If you are interested in sending a check donation make the check payable to: Carthage Volunteer Fire Department. Please write on the check Penny Shuman Benefit. You can send the check to:

Carthage Volunteer Fire Department
Attention: Jeff Cole
Penny Shuman Benefit
122 South Adams St.
Carthage IL 62321
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