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This fundraiser ended on 12/27/12

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Tammy Robertson, UT School of Dentistry, is petitioning help on behalf of her sister, Cherry Butler. Please read her story.

Cherry Butler was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2010. Complete hysterectomy was performed and was discharged from the hospital with a good bill of health. Late 2011 she began to complain with back pain. A MRI was performed and lesions were found through out the back bone. Lesions were to small to perform a biopsy, she was told. A PET scan was done and showed lesions through out her facial bone, back bone and stomach. She was in/ out of the ER with complaints of back pain and was continually given pain medication only. November 2011 she relocated to Houston, went through the ER with complaint of back pain and vomitting. She was diagnosed with bronchitis, dehydration and bone cancer to the spine. Several days later radiation therapy and chemtherapy was scheduled.....
Cherry lost her battle to Stage 4 metastatic bone cancer on August 22, 2012. She leaves behind 2 kids, JaMarian Johnnie 8 years of age, Jazmine Johnnie 10 years of age.
Cherry was a bubbly person with a pleasant impact on all she came across or met. She was a loyal and genuine sister, friend and aunt. A mother full of love that worked hard to give her 2 kids the best that she could.
Due to her age and Medicare limitations she could not qualify for Medicare until 2 years which would be April 2013... The SSI benefits that she did receive was exhausted by paying for medication and hospitilization fees. The little amount she received brought her over the income bracket which made her ineligible for medicaid. We are asking for your help to take care of Medical expenses and to establish a Trust Fund for her 2 children.
Cherry left a journal stating, "I have a story to tell!" and our purpose is to tell her story, to keep everyone, women and young ladies informed, be aware of the changes in your bodies and do not put your life so easily in another person hand. Love yourselves, be Aware! Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!
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