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This fundraiser ended on 03/01/13

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Please help in supporting Chele's fight against breast cancer by alleviating some of her financial burdens.


Michele Russell is a wife of 29 years, a mother of 3 grown children, and a grandmother to an almost 2 year old. She is a SLP and has a passion for helping people, especially children. Her life was carrying on as normal until this last September when she went to her mammogram appointment as she does every year, only this time was different. She was told that a mass was found and she was immediately schedule for a biopsy. After her biopsy we all waited for what seemed like a year (it was a week) to get the results. When I heard the news my heart sank. On September 20 my Mother was officially diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Breast Cancer. She has what is called HER2 Breast Cancer. We thought, "how could this be?" Mom seemed perfectly fine. She never felt a lump! The next step was an MRI to determine the size of the tumor and see if it had spread to the lymph nodes. Waiting for these results was even harder than the last. We prayed, and we prayed hard that the cancer hadn't spread. Well, praise our good Lord, the cancer hadn't spread. As of now, we know that my mother has the option of either a lumpectomy or mastectomy. She sees pros and cons in both of these surgeries and has not yet made a decison on which is the best option for her. We also know that she will have chemotherapy and if she decideds to go forward with the lumpectomy, she will recieve 5 days a week of radiation as well. 

I have created this fundraiser to help with the medical expenses for my mother's fight against breast cancer. Unfortunately her health insurance doesn't cover much of what is needed and along with co-payments and deductibles the bills add up very quickly.

My goal for this fundraiser is to provide financial support to my Mother (and Father) during this time so that she may use her energy to fight cancer and not worry about finances. A positive attitude and outlook play a big role in the fight against cancer. I don't want her health to be jeopardized any further by stress over medical bills.

Please help Chele by donating any amount that you can afford. $10, $25, $100. Any donation would be greatly appreciated-large or small, it all adds up! Thank you SO much for your support. 

A special thank you to:

National Nursing and Rehab San Antonio owners and employees for the luncheon fundraiser and all of your support for Michele... the prayers, financial support and your time and energy that you have put into anything else. Your company Christmas party was one of the best days of my Mother’s life :)

Danny and Kelly Brown, with Kut’n Up with Kelly Barber Shop and KD&K Inc for the donation of their Harley Davidson for a raffle and for heading up the Crucify Cancer Fundraiser for Michele. Your generosity is rare and my parents can’t thank you enough for what you guys have done. Not only your large donation, but also all the effort put into organizing the fundraiser is just so appreciated. 

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