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This fundraiser ended on 09/22/11

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Team Shayna is uniting to raise money for medical and daily living expenses during her battle with Stage III Rectal Cancer.

Shayna, a single Mom of 4 young children, 8,10,12 & 15 was diagnosed in late February 2011 with Stage III Rectal Cancer.
Her treatment began almost immediately. Within just 4 short weeks of the diagnosis, she had to stop working. Within the first 3 months, she had undergone a colonoscopy, endoscopy, completed 8 weeks of both radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and an 8 hour surgery that also included a temporary ileostomy procedure which would require an ostomy pouch (more commonly known as a colostomy bag). Her June 29th surgery only removed a portion of the tumor.

She is currently in the middle of additional chemotherapy, with 14 weeks of treatment to go. She has been hospitalized 4 times since the surgery. Each trip to the hospital is a 35 minute drive one way, and she has to make arrangements for her children on the days of her treatments or when she is hospitalized.

Shayna has state insurance which provides limited coverage, and she has very limited income since she was the sole provider for her children. Her ostomy pouches cost her out-of-pocket $165 for 10. She also has to pay for half the cost of her prescriptions.

Her car is currently not running and it will cost her $1800 to have it returned from the shop.

As you can imagine this family crisis has taken a toll on Shayna financially, emotionally and physically. She has 4 children to care for that are very involved with their school activities, and without a vehicle, it makes it near to impossible for Shayna to get everyone where they need to be without relying on an alternate means of transportation until her vehicle is recovered.

The money raised here will go toward her medical expenses, retrieving her vehicle and her daily living expenses for her and her 4 children.

We all understand things are financially strained right now for everyone. But, just a few dollars would make a big difference in Shayna's world. You can leave the amount anonymous. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to read Shayna's story! Thank you in advance for your donations and your prayers. Shayna is fighting the good fight! She will pull through this!
With our support we can hopefully relieve some of her financial burdens.

If you prefer to mail a check you may contact team Shayna at

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