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This fundraiser is to help support Richelle in her fight to keep her leg whole and healed. The donated money will go to medical bills.

This is the second fundraiser to be initiated at the request of family and friends who still want to help.

Richelle's family is hoping to raise 3,000 by June 1st in order to get her bills paid and home settled until she can become employed again. Please click the give now tab on this page to support Richelle during these transitional times.

The first wave of support went to the big move to get Richelle from Atlanta, Georgia to Denver, Colorado. She entered a clinical drug study in hopes to shrink the desmoid tumor in her left leg.

For those of you who are new to Richelle’s story she is an avid skier, outdoors woman, and dancer from Idaho. She is passionate about natural healthcare and serving others out of her own abundance.

She chose the clinical study over surgery at the University of Colorado Anshuitz Cancer Center.This tumor is considered to be an aggressive benign tumor that is fibrous is nature, meaning it invades and grows into the muscle tissue. The good news is that it is slow growing compared to a malignant cancer. It won't enter the blood or travel to her heart or lungs. However, it is serious and rare enough that the recommended treatment is surgery to the leg and radiation in the muscle tissue. This means that she would lose a significant amount of muscle tissue and will have a deformed hip and walk a serious limp. The studies also suggest that the tumor has a high re-occurrence rate. Meaning most cases one surgery is not enough to tackle the issue.

Richelle has found a small studio in the heart of the Baker neighborhood in Denver close to her son Simon. The hard part of the chemotherapy treatment is over and now she only has to report to the hospital once a week. Whereas, when the treatment first began it was a daily process of IV’s and EKG’s. She’s had several MRI’s and two more biopsy’s. At, this point the tumor is deemed stable. It’s not growing or shrinking. The leading doctor of the study, Dr. Messersmith, says that it’s the normal progress to stop growth before the tumor cells begin to break down and shrink.

Thanks to Richelle’s family, she has the premiums of $209 a month covered through the Obamacare plan. If this plan did not exist Richelle would not be able to afford health care.

However, due to Richelle’s chemotherapy side effects she has not been able to gain employment at this time and is in search of continued support till she can get back on her feet again.

If you would like to support Richelle as she fights to recover from a cancerous tumor please donate hugs or funds to the give now tab found on this page.

Blessing to all, LOVE AND LIGHT!
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