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Please join Melissa's friends & family as we unite with God to raise money for her brain cancer. Please support this family as God leads

The Greenwood's are a beautiful Christian family of 8; Mom (Melissa), Dad (David) and their 6 children ages 11-21.
This family's faith in the Lord through such difficult circumstances continues to strengthen us all.

Three years ago this March the Greenwood family received the devastating diagnosis that 38 yr old Mom, Melissa, had an inoperable brain tumor.
Astrocytom is a cancerous brain tumor that has now become a Glioblastoma. This tumor affects the left temporal and frontal lobe of Melissa's brain. At the time of diagnosis she received six weeks of radiation followed by nine months of chemotherapy. Her cancer was in remission for two years during which time she was unable to drive due to her initial seizures but was able to care for her family and friends.

Last May Melissa received good news when her MRI showed very little of the tumor left! She was tickled to be able to drive once again. She had a wonderful summer vacation with her family as well as energy to work out.

Sad news came this Christmas eve when the Greenwood family put Christmas on hold. Melissa suffered a grand mal seizure and was hospitalized. The family spent Christmas in the hospital as the doctors worked at stopping her seizures.
Melissa was released several days later and an MRI showed that the tumor had returned. Chemotherapy was tried again for two months but became too dangerous to continue because of bleeding in her brain. Currently, there is no treatment for Melissa. Family and friends are helping in many ways, as well as Hospice. Melissa has lost use of her right arm as well as her ability to remember and think of things she wants to say.She suffers seizures often and takes medications to fend them off. Her loving family is taking wonderful care of their wife and mom and we pray that God would continue to strengthen them in the days and weeks to come as well as healing, comfort and peace for Melissa.

Three years ago the Greenwood's were a healthy, active, Christian family. As you can imagine, this crisis has been and continues to be a terribly difficult journey.

**We are asking that you would help this family by taking some of the financial burden off of them in any way you can as they continue to rely on God through this exceedingly painful time. We are also asking for prayer for miraculous healing.
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