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Maureen's family and friends and their contacts are trying to give her a little less worry in her fight with breast cancer !!

Maureen has successfully battled breast cancer for 10 years.

She is fighting her third reccurance, as well as trying to stay on top of her medical bills and living expenses.. She has metastatic breast cancer and will be receiving chemo for sometime. She is a survivor!

Learn more about her at Change Alive -- a blog created to 1) help raise funds to cover treatment expenses and 2) share what she's learning through this journey to wellness.

In Maureen's own words:

My battle began in September of 2000, when I felt a lump, not expecting at all that it would become the scariest and most important challenge of my life. When you're diagnosed with cancer your whole life changes...until that moment, you really have no idea how much.
After being diagnosed, I underwent surgery, as well as chemo and radiation. I recovered after one year with such great support from my family and friends.

In 2007 after many years of marriage, my husband and I separated and I moved to Chicago, my home town. And after being seven years cancer-free was told again, I had cancer. This time, it had gone from my breast into my left lung, the doctors now calling it metastatic cancer (meaning it is now in my bloodstream and not curable; but, it can be managed via chemo).

They call it a chronic illness now.

I had 16 more months of a very heavy-duty chemotherapy program, which I happily survived and went on my way again, till March of 2010. Another recurrence, another draining, and more and new chemo. I am presently at Northwestern and on oral Chemo for the time being. Until another scan is ordered, I am IV FREE.

Unfortunately cancer has a way of really messing up your life in so many ways. Financially I am really struggling and need to ask for help. This is not something that's easy for me, or that I ever get used to doing. But I have to survive somehow, and in order to do so, I need help.
But, closer to home, my medical bills mount and my living expenses and bills just keep piling up. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to visit my fund raising page.

With much gratitude
Maureen Bober
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