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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/12

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The family of Marla Rosas-Smith are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against Ovarian Cancer IV.

It has been five years since Marla was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Breast Cancer; she made the 5 year mark! Unfortunately, in May 2011, she was diagnosed with Stage IIB Ovarian Cancer and underwent intense surgery with a full hysterectomy and subsequently underwent intensive chemotherapy for six months. In June 2012, we discovered the cancer has returned after only six months. She is now Stage IV, Ovarian Cancer which is more than challenging. In addition, from known conventional medical treatments, this cancer has a very low cure rate. Marla underwent surgery again to remove the tumor in her pelvis; the Doctor was unable to remove the tumor completely as it is attached to her iliac vein and her colon, leaving residual cancer cells. The good news is that after a PET scan the cancer has not spread or metastasized to other parts of her body (yet). In order to prevent this from happening she will undergo chemotherapy again along with genuine integrative medicine to help keep her good cells healthy and more importantly, to extend her life.

Although conventional therapies are covered by Insurance it does not cover everything, whereas, Integrative medicine is not covered by insurance at all. In addition, the mounting medical bills are a worry we would like to take away from Marla and her family. We have an estimated cost of medical expenses and treatment not covered by insurance and we felt we had to get something started to alleviate this financial stress so she can focus all her energy and strength along with her family, to win this battle. The money donated will be used to pay for medical expenses and any out of pocket treatment costs.

Marla is a wife and the mother of 14-year-old Sophie, who will be in high school this September. Marla is her families primary support and not able to work due to the frequency of treatments.  This battle has drained their family both mentally and financially. Marla's GOAL is to beat this cancer and see her daughter graduate from high school and college.  We can’t change the disease but, we can change how Marla fights it! If we are able to raise the money, Marla will be able to start her treatments to fight this disease! Thank you for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe the Lord provides miracles! God Bless You! The Family of Marla Rosas-Smith

If you wish to contact our family with questions, suggestions, or wish to donate please call Jeanne Rogers (Marla's Sister) at 949-731-1816 or e-mail Jeanne at If you prefer to send a donation by mail, please send checks to attention: Marla Rosas-Smith, 606 Longfellow Dr. , Placentia, CA 92870 All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!! Thank you all SO Much!! - Marla, Danny, Sophie and the Rosas family, Delia, Richard, Steve, and Jeanne.

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