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Please help Dina pay the deductibles and co-payments for the surgery and continued testing that are not covered by insurance.

Dina Lopez, 30, is a mother to a 5 year-old boy, teacher, Breast Cancer Awareness activist, marathon runner, devout christian, and so much more. What was supposed to be a simple ovarian cyst removal on Wed, May 23, uncovered a surprise nobody wants. The surgery ended with an unplanned hysterectomy and apendectomy because it was cancer, and it had spread. Two days later, it was learned that the cancer had also spread to the liver, peritoneum, and other organs.

UPDATE: On Thursday, May 31, we just learned that the pathology reports came back and deemed it as BORDERLINE CANCER, and chemo will not be administered because that type of cancer doesn't respond to chemo. All of the tumors that were found were removed and she will be receiving quarterly CT scans. If she develops any other tumors from this cancer, they will be removed surgically.

Dina has been a cancer warrior for years, because her mother is a breast cancer survivor, and Dina participates in all of the Breast Cancer fundraising she can. She even ran a fundraising marathon in Puerto Rico this past November, which is when Tony Sowers waited for her at the finish line with a "Marry Me" sign. They were high school sweethearts, separated, and life brought them together again 3 years ago. They were in the middle of getting ready for their wedding, set for August 3rd this year, and all of a sudden, life has flipped upside down.

Between the surgery and the coming tests, Dina and Tony need all of the help they can get with the medical expenses. This young couple that looked forward to finally having a honeymoon and children together, are now having to look at life differently. Please help ease their worries, just a little bit.

Updates will be given periodically.

Gob bless you, and thank you for being a part of Dina's healing. May you receive everything you ever need in life.

UPDATE 6/5/12: Thanks to a very generous donation collected during a special walk-a-thon for Dina at Sunset Park Elementary in Miami, FL, we are able to lower our goal amount by $1000!!!!!! Thank you to the teachers, students, parents, staff, custodians, kitchen staff, teacher assistants and everyone involved!!!!!!

"The love that people have demonstrated these past two weeks has been amazing. I think that's the greatest miracle of all!" -Tony Sowers
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