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This fundraiser ended on 12/30/12

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Ginger Gilbert's friends and family are in this cancer battle with her. Won't you please help us to offset medical expenses? God Bless!

Seven years ago, Ginger Gilbert of LaGrange, IL was first diagnosed with Plasmacytoma. Since then she has battled consistent relapses and unsuccessful diagnosis. Her treatment and her lifestyle are ever painful, which causes much stress and anxiety on a young family. Ginger is the mother and sole support of 2 great kids; 18 years and 8 years old. She is no longer able to work due to the frequency of reoccurrences, chronic pain, various drug interactions and emergency treatments needed to fight this challenge. This week she is scheduled to begin extensive treatment to prepare her for a lengthy stem cell transplant. 

The family's income has been greatly exhausted simply with day to day basic living expenses. She does not have a private insurance plan due to its expense and which often does not cover the high tech scans and tests needed to keep on top of this disease. This seven (7) year challenge has drained the family both mentally and financially. Ginger is in a battle not only for her life but that of her family. Right now the extensive medical bills are a worry that we would like to take away. The costs to maintain daily living expenses while she fights this cancer are continually mounting. It is important that she and her family focus all of their energy and strength on winning this battle. Currently, they are living on a limited income, which makes it very tough to pay for simple living expenses along with all the medical bills this disease has created. Recently, family and church members generated fundraisers. It was successful but there are so many other expenses to be paid including medications, medical supplies, gas money to get to and from the hospital, additional surgeries, not to mention the needs of her children. Her 18 year old has postponed college to be home to assist her mother and the 8 year old has no idea of the magnitude of his mother’s illness. And the list keeps going. There is no idea what the total expense will be but it is necessary to start somewhere and start now. Ginger is a strong, independent and proud woman not to mention and one tough cookie. Spiritually she is strong enough to defeat this enemy but she needs everyone’s prayers and financial help to win. Even a small donation from a lot of people can make a BIG difference. Let’s not leave her in this fight ALONE!

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