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This fundraiser ended on 09/27/12

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Maria Sena's friends and family are asking for your help in raising money for Maria's ongoing medical expenses in her fight with Cancer.

Maria Sena is a single mother of three wonderful children, Angel (25), Antoinette (16) and Andrew (12). Maria is not able to work. Maria was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer two years ago in her lower back. Since then she has been under constant treatment and medication and has had to go on total disability. The cancer has progressed to Stage III. This is a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Maria Sena was treated for her Cancer with stem cell transplant and high dose chemotherapy in November 2011 for 3 months at MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston, Texas. The transplant was a long, painful and strenuous process that Maria faced like a trooper. She returned to her family in New Mexico after the treatment and began to what she believed the journey down the road of recovery.
As many of us know sometimes Cancer treatment isn’t successful and doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to the first time, such is the case with Maria. Maria is in need of another transplant due to the aggressiveness of the cancer. The last one only partially worked. Without this transplant Maria will lose her battle with Cancer. Cancer doesn’t care how old, young rich or poor you are. It takes and drains you and your life.
Right now Maria is in need of your help, the last transplant exhausted Maria of all her finances and then some. Maria is still trying to recover from the initial transplant and all the expenses that went along with it! Some of the reoccurring expenses Maria is dealing with now are medical bills, expensive medications, chemotherapy; monthly costs for checkups in Houston include the transportation, food and hotel.

On top of all that for Maria’s next transplant she must come up with the initial down payment, housing, food and travel expenses that she occurs with it. If a number had to be put on it, it would be over $30,000! That’s a hard number for any of us to face let alone a single mother on disability, dealing with Cancer.
We, Maria’s family and friends and loved ones are asking…pleading for your help with these expenses! Coming up with that kind of money is not an easy task for anyone, let alone Maria but IT HAS TO BE DONE and we need YOU to help us! Please don’t feel that “I can only give $10.00, what good will that do? “ It all adds up! We’re asking you to make the sacrifice of a Lunch, a six pack, a dozen doughnuts, any of those expenses that we have and not think twice about to this time think twice about it and donate that money towards Maria’s cause.
Maria will also be having her own fundraising booth set up at Valencia County’s Summerfest June 8 & 9 in Los Lunas New Mexico. The event this year will feature food, carnival, car show, outdoor movie, band, DJ music, local vendors and many other fun activities. Maria and her family will be accepting donations there and also have many great items for bid in a silent auction. Please those in the area stop by and make a bid and come say “Hi” to Maria and all her supporters. Also on June 9 there will be a Bike Run done in Maria’s honor to benefit her battle with Cancer, more details to come.
Once again Please donate what you can when you can and as often as you can! Every little bit helps Maria conquer her battle with Cancer!
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