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The family and friends of Shelly Norris are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against breast cancer. Please show your support!

In March 2012, Shelly Norris (33, don’t tell her we told you) was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma, which is the most common type of breast cancer. The cancer is the invasive type and has spread to its neighboring lymph node. Shelly has three tumors in her breast and her lymph nodes are swollen to roughly 1cm. She has opted for a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of a future re-occurrence. The surgery will be performed on April 4. Upon recovery Shelly will begin a regimen of chemotherapy that will span four months, followed by radiation treatments. She has been told the entire process will take 1-2 years to complete.

For those of you who don’t know Shelly (if there are any out there, because that is the type of person she is); she is a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a best friend, a party-planning extraordinaire, a performer, a smiler and one of the most full-of-life people on the planet. Her personality is larger than life and she’d stand on her head to do anything for anyone.

At any point of any normal day, you could find Shelly laughing, singing or dancing just because that is what exudes from her – joyfulness. She is the kind of person that makes us all better off simply because we met her. Lucky for us her children Austin, 5 and Ava, 3 are just like her, smiles and joy. As you would expect, a special person like that has attracted an equally amazing husband, Eric. He is the rock of the family and together their family is unstoppable. If the way she kick boxes or performs Karate is any indicator to what kind of fighter she is, this cancer stands no chance.

The family and friends that we are, we will not let Shelly, Eric and the kids go through this fight on their own. We have already started the planning on how to help with the daily trials, but we need to do better than that. It is time for us to help them, the way they help countless others. We ask for everyone’s support.

As with any family, it’s hard to make ends meet from month-to-month. Shelly and Eric both work multiple jobs and are extremely content doing so to care for their family. Unfortunately, with this illness, extra time and energy are commodities that they will not be blessed with. Shelly will be missing a great deal of work to fight this battle and she will need Eric by her side. Our hope is to generate donations to help them put to rest the worry of making their basic household bills at the end of the month. Our hope is to generate donations that allow Eric to take fewer shifts at his second job so he can be where his heart will be, at Shelly’s side kicking cancer’s butt. Our hope is to lighten the burden of the expensive medical bills that have already started to pile in. Our hope is to help Shelly fight cancer the only way we can, by supporting her the way she has always supported us.

If you are reading this it’s because you or someone you know has been touched by Shelly’s loving, kind and exuberant spirit. Please consider donating, no matter how large or small the amount. Any donation will do more good than you could imagine.

If you plan to donate, please don't leave this page without doing so - you'll get busy or forget. We know because we've done it. Please help today.
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