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With your generosity, Kaleidoscope of Hope funds will cover essential $ for Roberta not covered by insurance as her treatment moves ahead.

In conjunction with the "Kaleidoscope of Hope" benefit scheduled on September 28, 2012 to raise money to help alleviate medical costs for Roberta Aberle in her battle to conquer cancer. We are very excited to be able to support and honor Roberta in this way, and every dollar helps.

On 2/29/2012, Roberta was diagnosed with a very rare and extensive form of cancer called Primary Peritoneal Carcinomatosis.
Inoperable, Roberta's sole hope has been her ability to be responsive to chemotherapy which she has responded to at a fair degree.

However, her goal of disease-free/remission is yet to be achieved.

Roberta faces another year of treatment with Avastin, also called "tumor-starving therapy", which is a mechanism that will likely keep her cancer at bay for that additional timeframe, if not longer, but it is not approved by her insurance. Fortunately, Roberta was able to join a clinical trial that covers a portion of this very powerful and important drug that gives her hope for longer survival. Even so, if Roberta is unable to maintain her blood counts and avoid chemotherapy toxicity, her eligbility to remain on the study is in constant state of uncertainty.

Through this benefit and on-line giving, friends and colleagues of Roberta are aiming to help her accumulate the additional funds to help support her time on this potentially life-extending drug.
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