Cancer is trying for round 2. No way.

$25,630 of $30k goal

Raised by 315 people in 38 months
Laura Martancik  HONOLULU, HI
Aloha peeps, Welcome to my re-started donation page.  So, the bitch is back.  I just received a positive PET scan.    As of this update, I am awaiting a stem cell transplant and will begin the process in December.   I'll have to stay in Connecticut for about 3-6 months post treatment to be healthy enough to move back to Hawaii.   This time out of work for treatment is crippling in the least while being a single mom to a very energetic 2 year old boy.  I appreciate all the positive vibes and all the help and support.    Much love,  Laura
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Update 34
Posted by Laura Martancik
13 months ago
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You are all amazing people. Again, thank you doesn't even start to cover it. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have a new appointment on Thursday to see if I can get the last chemo......fingers crossed I get cleared for it! Aloha!
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Update 33
Posted by Laura Martancik
13 months ago
Tomorrows doctor appointment will determine if I'm well enough to receive the last chemo dose on Friday!!! I've been pretty sick for the past month with a flare up of Sweets Syndrome (NOTHING sweet about this disease at ALL) and a nasty cold that I can't seem to beat and fevers and today a new flare up of a sweets rash......never effing ending. Hopefully, I can still get the chemo dose because oh my goodness, I am OVER this!!!!!!! Can you guys believe it's been TWO years of this junk?!?!?! Send good vibes that this can all finally be over on Friday please and thank you. :) once the chemo is done I just need to get another scan to make sure I'm cancer free and then the celebrating can begin!
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Update 32
Posted by Laura Martancik
13 months ago
It's here!!! It's last chemo week!!!! If all goes well and I kick this cold and fever then my last and final treatment will be this Friday and how awesome would it be to reach the end fundraising goal too!!!!!! I am beyond grateful for each and every one of you that this message is going to. Your generosity and love is literally what has kept me going for the past two years and there is no way that I would be here without you all. Thank you does not begin to scratch the surface of what I feel inside when I am able to have a home for James and I and it is because YOUR donations helped pay rent. YOUR donations buy our food. YOUR donations allow me to try and keep as "normal" of a life possible for my lil guy so he doesn't know a sick, down and out mama. So, THANK YOU. A million times over thank you, and so, so so very much more from the deepest place in my heart. Almost done!!! Whooooooooo!!!
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Update 31
Posted by Laura Martancik
14 months ago
Aloha everyone! Almost at the end of the chemo road, two more doses to go!!!!! After that I'll have another scan to make sure that there is NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE and theeeennnnnn I get to start my real recovery. I appreciate all the love and support and messages from all of you all the time. It helps, I need the backup support and it all means more to me than you could imagine. Now, if we can share the page and meet the fundraising goal before the end of chemo it would be absofreakinglutely amaaazing! As always, thank you, thank you, thank you for all the help and support in this crazy ride so far. Love and aloha, Laura and James
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Kelly DeDa-Steere
21 months ago

Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! So happy to hear your update!!!!

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Kelly DeDa-Steere
21 months ago

Stay positive and keep fighting!!! We're all praying for you here in Connecticut

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Kimbra Sledd
22 months ago

Life showed me your story right when I needed it most! Recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's and just started my treatment. Your story reminds me to move forward with hope, conviction, and courage. Thank you with love and light:)

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Εαραθ Ονειλλ
22 months ago

You are an inspiration! I have a 2yr old and a 3yr old and have had non hodgkins for 5yrs now. Keep smiling and stay positive :-)

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Debbie Martin
22 months ago

My daughter is 5 years cancer free because of the stem cell transplant. Her Hodgkins Lymphoma did not respond to chemo. Stem cell transplant was her only option. It saved her life. My prayers are with you and I will donate as often as I can.

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Jessie Hettrick
35 months ago

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! Don't lose that positive attitude and stay strong!

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Steve Brown
38 months ago

I found out about mine in may and wAs able to have it removed. We'll know more in a few weeks. But you are right. Half the cure is in our attitude between our ears. Don't miss a sunset and trust in another sunrise

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$25,630 of $30k goal

Raised by 315 people in 38 months
Created September 22, 2013
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Lindsay Morrison
12 months ago
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Jennifer Oakes
33 months ago

Kick this on the ass for your little one!! Xoxo prayers your way 💜💜

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Megan Schilz
25 months ago

I am friends with Chelsey Vincent and she is in absolutely amazing person who suggested we donate to help you for her birthday! Love her! I know it's not a lot but with everything going on I couldn't do much, but I thought a little is better than nothing at all. Sending my love your way..good luck with everything! Stay strong!

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22 months ago
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13 months ago
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April King
38 months ago

Love you girl. Giving what's left in my acct until a bank run can be made :)

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22 months ago
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Cindy Hamilton
22 months ago
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Angela DiGiulio
36 months ago

Dear Laura, Thought of you today because I saw a group of 5 & 6-year-olds get SO EXCITED at the mere mention of a dance party! Sending you lots of love and hugs! Hope you are getting all the logistical help you need these days. xoxo Angela (Katie D's sis)

Kelly DeDa-Steere
21 months ago

Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! So happy to hear your update!!!!

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Kelly DeDa-Steere
21 months ago

Stay positive and keep fighting!!! We're all praying for you here in Connecticut

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Kimbra Sledd
22 months ago

Life showed me your story right when I needed it most! Recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's and just started my treatment. Your story reminds me to move forward with hope, conviction, and courage. Thank you with love and light:)

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Εαραθ Ονειλλ
22 months ago

You are an inspiration! I have a 2yr old and a 3yr old and have had non hodgkins for 5yrs now. Keep smiling and stay positive :-)

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Debbie Martin
22 months ago

My daughter is 5 years cancer free because of the stem cell transplant. Her Hodgkins Lymphoma did not respond to chemo. Stem cell transplant was her only option. It saved her life. My prayers are with you and I will donate as often as I can.

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Jessie Hettrick
35 months ago

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! Don't lose that positive attitude and stay strong!

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Steve Brown
38 months ago

I found out about mine in may and wAs able to have it removed. We'll know more in a few weeks. But you are right. Half the cure is in our attitude between our ears. Don't miss a sunset and trust in another sunrise

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