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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/13

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Melissa Burch has Stage 4 brain Cancer and the Docters told her she needs to come up with $100,000-$150,000 before they can start treatment.

One of my best friends about 3 weeks ago had a tumor removed from her brain.The tumor itself was a little bigger then golf ball size.They got most of it but 5-7% because the rest was to close to the part of her brain that control's her movement.Melissa was able to get up and function properly after surgery.They did a biopsy on what they did take and found it Stage 4 Brain Cancer.The docters said if she would have waited a few more weeks there wouldnt have been anything they could do.The hospital told her she would need Chemo and Radiation treatments lasting about a month or so long.They also told her due to insurance reasons she has to come up with $100,000-$150,000 before they start treatment.Melissa's husband was just recently medboarded out of US Army after serving 1 tour in Afganistan as a Combat Engineer.Together they have 3 babies and the littlest was born the end of April and just a few short months later in June is when they found out Melissa had her tumor.Since Melissas husbands medical retirement, he's struggled finding work due to the recession and the economy. Melissa and her family are currently trying to sell tshirts and do everything they can to try and raise money for her medical bills.I as a very close friend to am starting this fundraiser in hopes to help raise whatever i can to help! Melissa is one of the sweetest most caring person i've ever met! When my husband( fiance at the time) was deployed with her husband, she let me stay untill they returned home and then let my husband and i stay her home and stay there not paying rent or bills until we were able to find our own place and get on our feet! She did this not knowing me let alone anything about me! Im forever grateful and will do what it takes to help her like she helped me!So please im asking for any kind of donation to help my friend and her Family out!Love you Mel!
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