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The family and friends of Libby Johnson are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against Non- Hodgkins Lympoma .

Libby Johnson was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. In an effort to deal with this life threatening diagnosis, Libby endured a bilateral lumpectomy and the following sessions of chemotherapy with initial success. In 2009, Libby fell ill again. Unfortunately, she developed an infection and had to undergo another surgery after learning her cancer had returned. Libby then underwent a double mastectomy in the hopes that this surgery would rid her of this cancer once and for all. As the months went by, there was no change in her condition & further testing concluded that she had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Libby began another series of chemotherapy regimens starting a domino effect of other health issues. Libby has now had a total of over 12 surgeries in various regions of her body in an attempt to cure her disease. During the last battery of tests, doctors discovered a large sac of cancerous tumors hidden beneath scar tissue under her right ribcage. During all of this, she has endured these trials and the many life changes as a result of her illness. She was soon estranged from her husband of many years to due his lack of love and support. She soon divorced. As a result, Libby is currently without financial means. Libby, in an effort to make life as simple as possible sold all of her personal belongings and moved in with a dear friend who cares for her while she under goes more aggressive therapy. Libby is currently undergoing costly treatment which may end very soon due her recent financial hardship. The doctors are now proposing a very crucial surgery at the first part of this September that will require at least 15 hours of operating time. She will then have to undergo 6 months of chemotherapy and possibly radiation.
Libby is known among her friends as a very loving, caring and generous person. She is the first to lend a helping hand to others, but unfortunately, she is now in a position of need, which is not an easy pill for her to swallow. She needs your help now. Please consider Libby during this time of critical need. Please help this beautiful, spirited woman. UPDATE: Libby has been hospitalized since Sept 7th, undergone 20 hours of surgery in just 6 days. Since she has fell gravely ill fighting infections and complications from surgery and has been in need of more blood transfusions. The doctors stated they that in there career they have never seen such a tired body. As tired as she may be she is still trying to fight. PLEASE PLEASE help us to help her get closer to a chance to help her fight longer, and with ever day cost of living as well. please find it in your heart to make a donation for this beautiful lady..
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