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LAST DAY For SOS4Rita!! Every little bit helps <3 Love and thanks for the prayers, hugs, and donations. You truly make a difference!!

Last June, my sister Rita, age 50 was diagnosed with breast cancer. It started out as a tender lump under her arm, a lymph node that didn't feel right. Rita had a mammogram and ultrasound but nothing was found. After waiting to see if the lump got better, her doctor ordered a biopsy and with that, the cancer was found. It took a MRI scan to find a tumor in one breast.

Doctors suggested taking out the tumor and infected lymph nodes. Thank goodness, Rita's strong intuition kicked in. Courageously, she told her doctors that she wanted a double mastectomy just in case there were more tumors hiding. And... you guessed it... pathology reports found more cancer.

Her diagnose of stage 3a breast cancer is now being treated with several different types of chemo that she will be receiving until January. This will be followed by radiation for 3 more months.

Rita's journey with her treatments has not been easy and she has had a few complications already. Thank goodness she is in great hands with a fantastic team of doctors, a loving husband, kids, mom, and friends by her side.

About the S.O.S. Fund:
Although Rita has insurance, it will not cover all of her medical expenses and she has had to take a leave of absence from work so her income has been drastically reduced.

It's our goal to help bring her some peace of mind by creating this SOS fund to alleviate the financial stress and burdens so that she can focus solely on getting better. ANY amount you can donate will make a difference and will be so very much appreciated. If any of the money is not used, her plan is to pay it forward and help (SOS) another woman in a similar situation.

That is what Rita is all about. She is loved by all who know her because her sensitive, kind heart is always there to help others. She gives to friends and strangers alike and has a deep compassion for all those in need. She has blessed my life in so may ways and I feel that this is one small way I can give forward to her all that she has done for me.

If you’d like to send checks directly, or have ideas for other fundraisers, please contact me at:

Lydia Donaldson

Thank you! All thoughts, prayers, and donations are appreciated more than anyone can imagine!!
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