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This fundraiser ended on 07/31/12

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Please help us raise money for Gladys' medical expenses. She has stage IV lung cancer and a sincere love for life!

Gladys Forrestal was diagnosed with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma in December 2011. A PET scan revealed that the cancer had also spread to her right adrenal gland. The diagnosis was a complete shock to her and her husband Zack. Gladys cried, felt fear and prayed to God. Her hope at the time was in the hands of modern oncology.

The first oncologist she consulted would not give her statistics or any sort of a time frame regarding the typical lung cancer patient. The protocol was to reduce the cancerous mass with chemo and remove what was left. So with the support of her husband Zack, friends and family, Gladys' treatments with chemo began. They were as rough as expected and sadly ended in failure. The lung mass reduced in size, however the adrenal tumor grew and there was now a spot of suspicion on her liver. This meant Gladys was no longer a candidate for surgery. She then turned to Moffitt Cancer Center where they gave her the grim statistics she did not want to hear. There was not much they could do for her either.

This is what brought Gladys to where she is today. Gladys is currently a patient at Utopia Wellness, an alternative cancer treatment center that has given her a fresh start without the statistics. Gladys is working hard to get back what the cancer has taken from her so that she can continue the joys of being a wife, a mother and a grandmother.

Unfortunately, the treatment at Utopia is not covered under health insurance so she has to pay out of pocket weekly. She has had to take medical leave from her job and her husband has had to neglect his business to support and care for his wife. The financial stress is becoming evident.

When Gladys was first diagnosed, we didn't know what to do for her. Friends and family poured in with messages of encouragement. Gladys has witnessed miracles happen at Utopia Wellness Center every day and she believes that she will be one of them. Unfortunately Gladys is now in need of financial support.

Every little bit helps. Please support her financially or even emotionally by sending her a positive message ("hug") to let her know how loved she is. Please help us rewrite the ending to Gladys' story to live happily ever after!

You can make donations directly through this website, or if you prefer, please send a check payable to:

Gladys Forrestal

11807 Cliffwood Ct
Riverview, FL 33569

Thank you for all your support and God Bless!
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