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The family and friends of Carmela (Maria) Cornejo are united to raise money for Carmela to win her battle against cancer. Please help today.

I've never met anyone like Carmela (Maria), my beautiful friend and sister in Christ. She is an inspiration to anyone who comes in contact with her.

I first met Carmela in a women's bible study in 2009, some years after her first successful cancer surgery where innumerable tumors were removed. It wasn't long after meeting her that the cancer returned and she was back in the hospital for another surgery, removal of a tumor from her liver in November 2010. I remember being somewhat depressed as I went to see her in the hospital but as soon as I walked in, the smile on her face and the inexplicable joy she expressed blew me away. I was going to see her to hoepfully cheer her up and it was she who cheered me up. This is who Carmela is, a woman with an infectious joy which comes from the Lord. She is "light" in all circumstances and glorifies God even in her darkest moments.

In July 2012, Carmela underwent surgery once again, this time to remove a tumor from her pancreas. Recently, a PET scan has shown two "spots", one on or near her lung and another on or near her pancreas. She started chemotherapy again but it has caused her platelets to decrease to dangerous levels and she has undergone two transfusions just this last week. It is apparent that the chemo is causing almost as much harm to her body as is the cancer. While the chemo is necessary to rid her body of the tumors, she cannot undergo chemo with her platelets at dangerously low levels.

This fundraiser is in place to raise funds to pay for medical expenses for Carmela for treatment that will eradicate the cancer from her body rather than treat the symptoms as they arise. Our hope for Carmela's total victory is placed completely in God. And we believe that God has provided resources, places like Envita Medical Center, to treat cancer in a wholistic manner. We believe God will heal our beautiful friend, Carmela, and we believe it will come through treatment available at Envita Medical Center.

There is no insurance that can cover Carmela's needed treatment. We believe God will provide for Carmela through this website. Please help us raise the money needed for Carmela's medical treatment. Any donation amount is a blessing and will be used for her treatment.

Won't you allow yourself to be God's vessel through this fundraiser?

[Carmela (Maria) is a widow, mother of three children (Rene, Alfredo & Melissa) and the incredibly proud grandmother of Manny, who lights up her life.]

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