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Tessera and her two beautiful children need your help with the high costs of fighting cancer and living expenses while unable to work.

For those of you who know Tessera, you know that asking for help is not in her nature. She is Miss Independent and likes it that way. :-) Unfortunetly,, this year so far has been incredibly rough on her and her 2 children.

Since May of this year Tessera and her 2 children, Lyssie age 11 and Azshur age 9 have endured a large move from British Columbia, Canada to Washington State, a difficult seperation after 9 yrs of marriage, and to top it off a medical crisis. Everything they are used to has been turned upside down. In July, the family received another tough blow. Tessera was diagnosed with Stage 2B Cervical Cancer with Lymph Node Metastasis at age 29.

With the cancer too far advanced for surgery, she has been receiving daily Radiation Therapy with Chemo once a week. Along with a pharmacies worth of anti-nausea, antibiotics, steroids and pain medications on a daily basis. Because of this she has been under Dr.s orders not to work. Any of you who have been touched by Cancer know how much this takes out of you. It is difficult and often impossible for her to simply pull off the day to day routine of treatment. Not leaving much left of her energy for lifes basic routines.

Without the option of going back to work (which is driving her crazy :-) ) She is left with a mountain of bills and no choice.This fund is set up to aid in the daily costs of living with cancer. Special dietary requirements, medications, transportation daily to treatments and housing costs.

Its a scary day when you feel you are left with only 2 options
1. Maintain treatment to get healthy again and be unable to care for yourself or children to provide a roof over their heads and food on the table. Or..

2. Postpone or cancel treatment in order to go back to work to support your family and put your life at risk by
doing so.

We can't let her make that decision.

Those around her know that she is working on maintaining a positive attitude and is ready to kick this in the ass. Tessera is ready for this to be just another story for her to tell. Another motivation to help others. She is not ready to give up. Lets band together to help relieve the day to day stress and allow her to focus on whats important. Getting better !!

Want to know how to help?
1. Donate thru this website..Every little bit does help... Yes skipping your morning starbucks can make a difference :-) No amount is too small or to big.

2. Mail donations to 201 S. 4th st , Tacoma, wa 98402
A savings account has been set up for those who prefer to mail a check or money order.

3. Share this page. The internet is amazing. Share this with all of your friends. Post to your facebook, myspace , twitter accounts. People want to help but don't know how to offer. You can help by sharing this page with them.

Thank you so much for any and all of your support. Deeply from all of us and on behalf of Tessera and her girls. We can get her better and back out into the world.

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