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Terresa needs our support! Your donation will ensure that she keeps her health insurance and can get the treatment she needs to beat this disease.

In September, 2005, Terresa Lauer was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After two major surgeries to remove her thyroid and a dose of radioactive iodine to destroy any trace of the cancer cells, her treatment was proclaimed a success. She has spent the past five years battling the side effects of her treatment, which have included migraine headaches, surgery to remove her gallbladder,  complications from the various medications she has been prescribed and Fibromyalgia. Vigilant about caring for herself and her 14 year old son, she has pursued all avenues available in both Western and alternative care. In recent months doctors have found evidence that the cancer has returned to the lymph nodes in her neck. She is not currently able to return to work fulltime, and will lose her health insurance at the end of September. I am asking anyone who can donate to help cover Terresa's insurance for one year, while she receives the treatment she needs to beat this. A remarkable therapist, teacher, friend and mother, Terresa has given generously of herself over the years. This is our opportunity to give back by ensuring that she continues to have access to the care she needs. Please give what you can, and forward this link to your friends.

A Note From Terresa:

As I face a new round of tests and medical treatments, I am grateful for the continued support from my ever-expanding community of friends. It is impossible to express how much your good wishes and many kindnesses have sustained me during this illness. I will do my best to keep everyone informed of any new developments and thank you in advance for your patience if I am not always able to respond.
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