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The family of Donita Martin is asking for your help to defray the costs of the ovarian cancer treatments that she is receiving.

We have started a fundraiser to help our mom, Donita Martin with the medical expenses that she is accumulating while she is being treated for ovarian cancer in Reno. We'd like to remove as much of the financial burden as possible, and allow our mom to focus on her recovery.

In 2005, at the age of 51, our mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2006, after what doctors deemed a successful surgery, she was sent home with a clean bill of health. But one year later, the cancer had returned and metastasized. After a full round of chemotherapy in 2007 and radiation in 2008 she was again declared "cancer free". Less than 2 years later, the cancer is back and has spread again.

Her local doctors have again suggested chemotherapy and radiation, hoping to keep her in remission for another two years. Our mom has chosen a different treatment, one that could allow her body to heal itself for good...not just put her in remission for a few years.

The facility in Reno that provides this treatment is unlike any other we've seen. The doctors and nurses at the facility are knowledgeable and kind and from the first consultation proved that they were there to help every step of the way. It’s a blessing to have found a facility like this - that focuses on treating each individual from the inside out.

After three weeks of daily treatment, another three weeks of following the protocol at home, our mom is two weeks into the low dose chemotherapy and is doing well.

Our mom is one of those people who you are drawn to and just want to be around. She is a wonderful woman, loved for her selflessness, consideration and warm personality. She and our dad have been the two things in our lives that we've been able to count on; and now she needs our help. We, her family and friends, will do whatever we have to do to help her on her road to recovery. However, because the cost of this treatment is not covered by insurance we find ourselves asking for your help too. Please consider donating to help our mom pay for the ovarian cancer treatment that she's receiving in Reno. Any amount that you’re able to give is appreciated. Thank you.

We love you Mom!!
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