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The family and friends of Galina Rimjane are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against lung cancer. Please show your support!

Galina Rimjane is a 33 year old female living in Ilukste, Latvia. Galina was diagnosed with lung cancer (stage 2) in August of 2012. She is my very good friend. She was diagnosed 3 weeks before her wedding. So instead of starting a new family and new life with happiness, the new chapter of her life started with this horrible disease.
The healthcare situation in Latvia is an absolute disaster, especially at the region where she lives. She was misdiagnosed with TB pneumonia 2 years ago in a hometown hospital in Daugavpils. For almost 2 years now, she received treatment for TB pneumonia. It was not until this past July that was she correctly diagnosed with lung cancer. She got surgery in Riga (capital city hospital). The surgery removed tumor, but she still needs to undergo chemotherapy. However, because of her lack of funds, she is currently receiving treatment back at the hometown hospital where she was misdiagnosed. So we (my husband and I) are looking to raise some money for her and her family to get better care, to have some options, to see better a doctor, and to get secondary opinions in clinics with the better healthcare expertise. Her family going trough the ruff financial crisis at the moment, in the couple of months her husband will lose his job (he is the seasonal worker) and her mum will be unemployed in January. So on top of the horrible disease, they need to think about food and rent payment. We hope you will join us in our mission to heal and support our friend.

(Dear Friends,beneficiary name is listed as my name Ivita Latvele. The reason (please see below for more details) is that Giveforward not sending checks outside of the US.

So, what I we will do: when the time will comes to collect the money, I will be cashing this check and sending cash to her and her family. Let me know if you have any concerns)
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