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Good Day Everyone! This is a fund raising effort for Nellie Macedo a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, who has always given everything of herself to help others, and now it is our turn to pay it forward to her.

My Mother in Law Nellie Macedo (age 60) has been struggling with a lot of back pain and abdominal pain for some years now. She has had several doctors appointments and nothing was ever picked up.  Over the years she has been suffering in pain and just has become really tired and no real explanation, nothing has changed much in her routine other than having the great opportunity of taking care of her two wonderful grandchildren, Dylan & Emily, whom she would give her last breath for. 

She finally went for yet another doctor's appointment and they found some lesions some in the 5 cm diameter, pretty big and scary, at this point she was in a lot of physical pain and emotional pain. This was really hard to see her like this because she has been so strong for so many years.  She then went for a biopsy on April 7th, 2010, which went well, now we were all, playing the waiting game.  On April 15th, 2010 she got the results - the lesions were positive for Non - Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). 


Now how we need your help:

This is where the stress set in and all the questions that needed to be answered started and we need to now educate ourselves. And here we are at this point.  To start a fund raiser for Nellie.  She does not have any Medical Insurance, she works for a small Bridal company that unfortunately does not offer medical insurance, and her husband Fernando is on retirement and thankfully he has medical through that.  But unfortuanately there are not many options out there for Nellie, she has a household to keep, and bills to pay and now on top of all of this she will have all these Medical Bills.  The reason i started this page, is so that we can help remove the stress of the finances so that she can focus on her health and not worry about the bills.

We have no idea what the total expenses are going to be but we had to start somewhere and do something.

Nellie, has been working for a bridal store, and as you know right now her work hours would be increasing due to the great weather we are getting and all the weddings and prom season, but she will be working less hours if any at all right now due to chemotherapy that will be starting up soon, which will deflate a lot of her energy.  So the bills will still be coming in the house needs will still need taken care for, and money only goes so far. So this is why we need your help, so that Nelly and Fernando can focus their energy on Nellie getting better and fighting this battle and not stress about Money....

Thank you to all who have helped and for getting the word out there, we need all the help we can get.  Thank you for setting your life aside for a while to take the time to help Nellie in her Battle against this cancer.

All your generous contributions are deeply appreciated - anything you can give will help

Go Team Nellie,  If you have any questions, suggestions, or just need to contact me please call Desiree (Dee) Macedo (Nellie's Daughter in Law) at 401-749-5567 or email Desiree at

Please note: Many people have asked if they may send a donation by mail. Certainly!

Please send checks to the attention of Mike Macedo (Son)

19 Walker Street

West Warwick, RI 02893






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