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Please continue to rally around and support Sherri as she battles with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and its unexpected medical costs.

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,

Just a quick update on my status: Unfortunately, I've had a bit of a setback: The tumors were stabilized for nearly two years, but just last week I found out that the cancer spread to my liver and brain. I will be having brain surgery this week and the tumor on the liver will be treated with a new medication. At this time especially, your support is most appreciated and needed.

As you know, it was on June 7, 2104, that I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Today, I am feeling a lot better with no side effects fromt he medications. Still, since the disease is too far advanced, surgery, chemo, and radiation won't do any good, so my treatment protocol is hormone therapy which treats the systemic disease.

Still not yet strong enough to work full-time, I have five volunteer jobs that keep me quite busy for a few hours each day. However, as my physical health has improved, my financial health has declined. I currently receive as my only source income, Social Security Disability, and you can only imagine how tough it is live off of SS alone! This barely covers rent, utilities, and monthly payments of credit cards, which have all been maxed out. Let alone being able to keep up with paying for other bills such as household expenses, groceries, and transportation. And I am still drowning in medical expenses from last year and am on the brink of going into collections for unpaid medical bills. My credit was excellent until now.

With the threat of having to leave New York City, I will most likely lose my Medicaid benefits as other states aren't as generous. I no longer have any investments/retirement funds and for the first time in my life, I am living from check to check, hardly making it through each month. Now, after 17 months of treatment, I am feeling better than ever but still struggling with overdue bills and minimum living expenses.

Any support to aid the costs of my past medical expenses, living expenses, rent, electricity, phone, food, transportation to appointments etc., is not only appreciated, but at this time, absolutely critical. It is dire and it is real.

Even if you cannot make a donation, would you please forward this fundraising link to your contacts list and post to social media sites? And always, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you so very much!

Sherri -- XOXO                                                      

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