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The family and friends of Beth Holzhauer are helping with their financial problems since she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

Dear Families and Friends: We are reaching out to all of you to help Beth to fight her battle of lung cancer which is Stage 4. Due to her ongoing medical problems and her husband Rick on permanent disability, they have exhausted all their resources to stay afloat during her treatment. Beth has been a Social Worker for over 15 years caring for seniors in a nursing facility around the Bay Area. She grew up caring for the elderly who are sick and dependent for most of their daily care needs. She's always been readily helping others and always giving. Years ago, soon after Beth and Rick married in 2002, they wanted to have another child. Beth has a son, AJ, from her previous marriage. Beth decided to go through infertility treatments. Due to mishaps by her physicians, she started having complications. In 2009, Beth was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma stage 3 (uterine cancer) requiring a total hysterectomy. Other complications during the hysterectomy surgery has caused intestinal issues which was exacerbated by the chemotherapy, internal and external radiation. After all that, Beth was on remission. Unfortunately, she kept having medical issues. She had to have emergency surgery to resection her small intestine. She then also found out that she developed Crohn's Disease which added to multiple hospital stays. Her husband Rick, unfortunately, was injured at his job and is now on permanent disability.The Cancer plus his disability crippled their life savings and forced them to sell their first home. Fast forward to 2012 and while living paycheck to paycheck and trying to make ends meet, she found out on a recent CT scan, that she has lung cancer stage 4. She will be having chemotherapy for the next 6 months and will be unable to work.  We are asking for help to alleviate the stress of not having a reliable car to take her to chemotherapy and with the possibility of losing their current home. Also the Financial ability to look at other treatments. We would appreciate any help for her to fight her cancer. If you would rather prefer to send the check directly to her, please mail to: Beth Holzhauer 709 Ellesmere Ct. Brentwood, CA 94513

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