Marvels fight against cancer

$3,667 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 33 months
Korrinna Phelps
on behalf of Marvel Handboy
 RAPID CITY, SD
Marvel Handboy was born and raised in Rapid City SD and is married to Raymond Handboy. They have 10 children and many grand children whom they love and cherish. Marvel is an amazing woman and would give the shirt off of her back if you needed it. If you know Marvel and Ray they open their home and hearts to anyone who needs them. It is now a time that they need support.
Marvel has been really sick for the past few years. She recently decided it was time to see doctor. After running many tests, they discovered that her uterus was three times the normal size and her kidneys were damaged in addition to having severe psoriasis. The doctors decided the best course of action was to undergo a complete hysterectomy. During the surgery they discovered cancer. Again after many more tests it was determined that she had both ab aggressive type as well as a non aggressive type. Her diagnosis is non-Hodgkins lymphoma with furnicular uterine cancer. Her pet scan revealed that the main cancer is in her pelvis but there are also spots on her spleen, liver, in her chest cavity, and one lymph node. For her cancer they have recommended aggressive chemotherapy. She may also need a stem cell transplant even after finishing her chemo in hopes that it truly kills the cancer.
Currently in order for her to receive her chemotherapy treatments they must travel 4 1/2 hours. She must be at the hospital at 7 am for labs so her and Ray leave the day before. After labs she then sees the doctor at 8 am and then chemo for 8 hours. Her days there are extremely taxing on her. Due to the risk of chemo flu she and Ray stay overnight.
Thankfully Ray her husband is retired and able to attend these sessions with her. Unfortunately though his retirement income is their only income and with these added trips which are about 575 miles round trip plus a hotel stay in addition to ever growing medical bills they are definitely in a time of hardship. This is effecting them physically, emotionally and financially. Anything you are willing to donate is greatly appreciated. Please keep Marvel, Ray and her excellent cancer fighting team in your thoughts and prayers. Again thank you in advance for anything you are willing to donate even if it's just time to say a prayer. Thank you!

Ps. Cancer sucks!
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Hello all, sorry I haven't updated in awhile, it's been pretty busy. My mom and dad are preparing for her trip to o Sioux Falls for another big appt where they will do a PET scan to see if the chemo killed the aggressive cancer although she has two different types of cancer, the doctors are focusing on the aggressive cancer first. If everything goes as planned, she will then then start a strong radiation pill that she will take for awhile. She is very scared but so strong and positive. Thank you for your generosity and prayers they are much appreciated beyond measure. Much love always❤
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Grandma Marvel hanging out with Saphira Fae.
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Mamma Marvel has been back from Chemo for a couple days now, this last time made her pretty sick and she seems to get sicker each time. Thank goodness she has one more chemo session left.
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Linda Pena
32 months ago

Al and I will keep you in our prayers. We ask that God touch his healing hand to your body. God's love will always be with you.

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Lindsay Cetan Zi
33 months ago

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Laura Booth
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Much love to you and Ray.

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32 months ago

Al and I will keep you in our prayers. We ask that God touch his healing hand to your body. God's love will always be with you.

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