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This fundraiser ended on 03/15/12

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It takes a village……..as we support and love each other we feel loved and supported.

Anyone who knows Deleen knows that she is a wonderful, giving woman. She has spent her life giving back to her family, friends and community in so many ways. Even in her professional life, Deleen counseled, supported and encouraged clients whose lives had been ravaged by drug addiction. She has helped so many people attain peace in their lives and has held a vision of hope for so many.

Deleen is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Kristy and Tiffany. She raised them as a single mom after her beloved husband passed away fifteen years ago. Deleen has one grandson, Jayden, who she adores. Jaden is always looking for ways to “make Meme’s heart smile”. Her second grandchild, Tiana, is expected to make her entrance into this world on February 26. This is something that Deleen is looking forward to with so much joy.

For many years Deleen has been the giver. Now it is her turn to be the receiver.

Deleen has been diagnosed with end stage small cell lung cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body. She has a painful mass on her windpipe which makes it difficult and painful to swallow. She has also been experiencing painful debilitating sciatica.

The cancer was first detected in July, 2011. After four rounds of chemotherapy Deleen went into remission. Sadly, after two months Deleen was advised that the cancer had returned. She began another course of radiation and chemotherapy and continues to move forward with courage, faith, grace and dignity. Most recently Deleen was readmitted to the hospital for transfusions and other treatment as she reaches her nadir from the current round of chemotherapy.

Deleen has been unable to work or do many of her normal daily routines that we tend to take for granted. She has fallen behind with many of her bills and is in danger of losing her home. She is also incurring additional expenses for uncovered medical bills and transportation to and from treatment.

Deleen’s friends and family remain full of hope for the future and grateful for each day that we are blessed with Deleen’s love and friendship. It is our hope that you join us in doing what we can to give Deleen peace of mind in regard to her daily needs and her financial situation, and ease the worry of financial pressures. This will allow Deleen and her family to place their full attention on what is needed most at this point in their journey - love, faith, hope and their belief in miracles.

We would feel so blessed to have you join us in contributing what you can to help us help Deleen and her family. Whether it is $1,000, $100, $10 or a loving prayer for her peace and well-being, we are grateful for your loving support.

Remember- a gift given is not only a gift to the receiver, but also a gift to the giver. Any expression of love benefits all involved.
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