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Single Mother Battling Cancer

$3,190 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 7 months
Created October 13, 2018
Pink Patriots
on behalf of laure gunga
October is The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US. The goal of this annual month long campaign is to bring attention to breast cancer, raise awareness and help women get educated about this potentially deadly disease that is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths among women.

Sadly this disease has struck very close to home. Our dear friend and Marco Island resident has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Our dear friend Laura Gunga, moved to the United States from the war torn country of Kosovo in seek of a better life. She is a single mother of two beautiful children, and since moving to the US has always worked two to three jobs in order to care for herself and her family. This past September she received the devastating diagnosis. She has two different types of cancer in each of her breasts, and has also spread to her lymph nodes. She will endure 16 cycles of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and follow up with radiation therapy This will all keep her from working and she will in turn be facing very serious challenges financially.

 We humbly ask for your support in helping us with this fundraiser.
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Hello Friends,
We just wanted to share a little update with you all about Laura's Progress. She has now endured 15 cycles of Chemo therapy, and we are please to inform you all that next week (Tuesday 15th) will be her last infusion! She has a follow up appointment with her Dr the following week and God willing the treatment has worked she will be scheduled for a double mastectomy in February.
She is still unable to work and will be out for a while after her surgery as well. She is relying solely on the donations from Go Fund Me and whatever we are able to collect for her through the shops. We humbly ask that you continue supporting her, as she is almost there!
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Hi Everyone!
Happy Holidays to you all! We hope you are all doing well!
Just a quick update on Laura. She is now on her 13th cycle of chemo therapy and has only 3 more left (YAY!). Hopefully, God willing, everything goes well and she is set to have her double mastectomy in February, and will follow up with radiation after that.
We are still in need of donations for her. She is still unable to work and she is no longer receiving short term disability payments. We have applied for long term disability for her but the processing time will be MONTHS! Anything helps. Her medical bills and living expenses are adding up each day.
Thank you to all of you that have continued to support us!
We were recently featured as the cover story in the Marco eagle Newspaper! Take a look below!
Happy Holidays to you all!
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Hello Everyone,
Thank you all for you support! I just wanted to post a little update about Laura.
She has now completed 8 rounds of chemo and has 8 more to go before she has her mastectomy surgery.
This past Friday we were so blessed to have Adam Pinsker of Fox 4 News come out and interview Laura! I have posted the link to the clip below, please check it out!
The photo above is Laura, Adam Pinsky, Miranda Ibishi, and Nora.
Thank you all again for your continued support!
https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/marco-island-woman-needs-help-with-medical-bills
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Hello Everyone,
We just wanted to post a quick update on Laura's journey. She has completed 6 cycles of chemo so far and has 10 more to go before she undergoes a double mastectomy.
She is still struggling to make ends meet for her and her family. We encourage anyone that comes across this post to please share it. Every little bit counts. Laura is still unable to work and her medical bills and living expenses continue to grow.
We have received some help from the community but are still very far from reaching our goal.
Thank you All!
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$3,190 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 7 months
Created October 13, 2018
Pink Patriots
on behalf of laure gunga
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