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Diane Rivera, 60, has Stage 2 Invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer & has no health insurance.

Please help offset/assist with medical/daily living expenses to alleviate the financial burden. This will help her focus on fighting the fight of her life!

In the beginning of February 2012, Diane noticed a mass with indention in her breast. While she had cysts in her breast in the past, she knew this was different. A mammogram and biopsy, paid for by a donation, resulted in the result she was trying to avoid, stage 2 breast cancer.

Without insurance, Diane, the mother of two children and grandmother to 6, is concerned with how to get her surgery and subsequent treatments as well as the other financial burdens of normal life covered. They have applied for surgical assistance through St, Vincent's Medical Center and are awaiting word. Diane is married however the income of her husband is barely enough to support their every day basic needs. One income cannot truly support someone in this time of need.

We don't know what the total expenses are going to be - but we HAD to get something started.

We are raising money to offset/assist with these expenses. Our hope is that we alleviate that financial burden so Diane can concentrate on getting better.

Diane is facing a double mastectomy and a long road to recovery.

Thanks to those who have helped- with your contributions so far Diane was able to get the test that determined with certainty she had breast cancer! WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH.

Go Team Diane!!! If you have any questions, suggestions, or just need to contact a representative for the family please email Patsy Rivera (Diane's daughter) at patsyannrivera@gmail.com.
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