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The family and friends of Susan Araiza-Boys are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against Melanoma. Please show your support!

In 2008, Susan (Suz, Susie) went to the doctor regarding a mole on her face and found out she had Melanoma. She had radical surgery to her face and neck to remove the melanoma and lymph nodes hoping that would take the melanoma away..but it did not.

Susan's first clinical trial to fight Stage IV Melanoma went on for a year and she was sure she won the battle...but again in Nov 2010 she felt all was not right and went back to the doctors at UCSF and found again that Melanoma was back...with a vengence this time as it was in her blood and numerous nodes were found in her chest wall and tumors in her lungs.

Susan is scheduled for her VAT procedure on March 30, 2011 to remove 3 of those tumors from the bad lung. Her good lung has a tumor where it is inoperable via surgery but can be removed using a new technique "GammaKnife". The surgery went onto the Trial as her diagnosis shows Melanoma cancer in her lungs.

Susan has endured medical interventions that have wrecked havoc on her body. Now, after her most recent trip to UCSF she learned her insurance won't cover all of her medical expenses.

Susan will be trying an IL-2 trial in the hopes that this will stop the Beast and looking to hear the words NED and we hope and pray this will be the case. We all love you so much Sis!!

We are closing the donation site at Susan's request on July 15th. Your support has truly helped Susan. Thank you so much and hugs to each and everyone of you.

Please also visit Susan's CaringBridge site: and continue to show her support, love and prayers!

Jane Stevens (Susan's Sister) & Meagan Thayne (Susan's neice).

Please note: Many people have asked if they may send a donation by mail. Certainly!

Please send checks to :
Susan Araiza-Boys
13404 Kings Way
Redding, CA 96003

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