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RPL is a lifetime cancer. There is always the potential for a recurrence. Please consider supporting DeAnne with her fight.

On June 10, 2011 DeAnne was diagnosed with de-differentiated retroperitoneal liposarcoma. She endured a major surgery which removed 5 tumors ranging in size from that of a melon to a golf ball. Recovery from the surgery was the easy part due to the fact that RPL can return at any given time. From August 22, 2011 to October 24, 2011, DeAnne had 18 chemotherapy days with Ifosfamide and Doxorubicin, some really toxic chemo drugs. She lost her hair and her strength, but maintained her positive attitude. During the course of chemotherapy, more tumors were discovered. On February 10, 2012, DeAnne had a second major surgery removing three more tennis- to-golf-ball-sized tumors, part of her bladder, her right ovary and part of her right ureter. Recovery from the second surgery in eight months was met with more fatigue and frustration for her. On April 30, 2012, she started the first of 37 daily radiation treatments. Radiation was finished on June 10, 2012.
During radiation treatments, she started a new part-time job which had health insurance benefits. The cost of the premium each month is $1100.00 monthly, leaving very little extra money for her bring home pay. She has attempted to work extra hours, but is still debilitated and recovering from the assault on her body from surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Medical bills are beginning to be turned over to collection agencies despite the best of attempts to pay the medical bills which were not covered by health insurance.
We would appreciate any and all donations. DeAnne stresses over the bills we are unable to pay. She struggles over our budget and has trimmed out all excess expenses.
She faces CT scans every quarter to monitor the potential recurrence of tumors. She has follow-up doctor appointments monthly. She has lab-work frequently. All medical visits require a co-pay and add to her stress. She keeps trying to get more hours in order to help with the bills, but it affects her emotionally and physically when she works past her capability.
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