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The family of Sue Manger are asking for your help with her battle against Cancer. Please donate whatever you can as every bit helps!

Sue was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell Lung Cancer in August 2011. During the course of her tests, it was discovered that the cancer had spread to her bones and brain. After several rounds of radiation to her bones and brain, Sue got a second opinion and it was discovered that her cancer was caused by a very specific EGFR mutation which causes cells to continue to reproduce quickly. Sue was placed in a drug trial which focused on using Erlotinib to counter the mutation. This worked very effectively and within 3 months, scans showed no mass in the lungs. Our joy was short lived, however, and Sue went into the hospital in February and again in March for pain management. During her 3 weeks hospitalization in March, it was discovered that new tumors were again forming in the bones. This development indicated that her cancer was becoming resistant to the Erlotinib and she was removed from the trial, although this drug represents her current best chance to slow the cancer's progression.

Sue is a wife and mother to an incredible 11 year old boy, and all she wants out of this life is to see her son grow up. She is not able to work due to the frequency of recurrences and treatment needed to fight this and if she is unable to return to work, the insurance will lapse and we will be unable to afford the expensive Erlotinib that has been helping her so far. This battle has drained our family both mentally and financially. Sue is in the battle of her life right now and the mounting medical bills are a worry we would like to remove. Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.
God Bless you.

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Sue's name and send to: Todd Manger, 11 Perron Road Plainville, CT. 06062.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call: Todd Manger at 860-793-6811.
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