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This is the Melissa Hassler-Velez Cancer Fund. The family and friends of Missy are uniting to raise money for her battle w/Hodgkins Lymphoma

Hello family and friends. As most of you know and for some of you that may not know, in April 2012 our dear friend and family member Melissa, known to most as Missy, was faced with one of life's biggest challenges. Her world was changed forever when the doctor's discovered a lump in her throat. They performed x-rays and MRI's to discover she had a huge mass wrapped around her heart and stretching all the way up to her windpipe. Due to the location of the tumor surgery was ruled out. After further testing to biopsy the tumors, the biopsy confirmed that the tumors were in fact cancerous. She was later diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma after the testing of her bone marrow for final confirmation.

Missy is 38 years old and has been with her high school sweetheart, Eddie, more than half her life. They have been together for 23 years and married for 10 years. She is an amazing wife and mother to two special and beautiful children; Isabella 9, Valentino 2 1/2. She has the biggest circle of family and friends anyone could have. So much love and support it's breathtaking. It goes to show what an amazing person and soul Missy is. She is one of a kind. So loving, giving, and free spirited. She has been so brave and courageous as she battles this ugly disease head on so she can continue to be the wonderful wife, mother, friend and family that she always has been! NEVER ONCE COMPLAINED!

Melissa's spirit is ABSOLUTELY unmatched and she is determined to kick this cancer to the curb and regain a clean bill of health. She's been an inspiration to all of us throughout this journey, especially while undergoing chemotherapy. Her treatment plan will include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation to follow. She gets treatment every other week, 1x a week. Not to mention the amount of pills and injections she must consume daily. As I stated above, never once complained. Not about having cancer, not about her life turning upside down overnight, not about losing her hair, not about undergoing chemotherapy, not about anything. NEVER ONCE COMPLAINED!

The funds raised will be used for Missy's medical costs and related expenses she will incur. Please donate to help support her fight and cure! Missy has a tough battle ahead of her but together we can make it a little less tough. She needs both our prayers and our monetary support! PLEASE DONATE TODAY! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and Prayers for Melissa and her family as as she battles thru this trial. She will beat this, we will love her through it! Missy Can Do It! God bless.

-With Love & Gratitude, The Velez Family
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