Cecilia's Fight Cancer/ IVF Fund

$2,730 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 31 months
Danielle Desmarais
on behalf of Cecilia Sotomayor
 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Friends and family of Cecilia Sotomayor know her as being very happy and bubbly, full of laughter (I mean LOTS of Laughter), and love! For those of you who know her- you know of the infectious laugh she has that can be heard for miles haha..I have had the pleasure of working with this sweet lady for the last three years and getting closer to her as time went on.. She has been there for me when I felt I needed someone there. She has also been there for the millions of children  when they were in need of medical help and emotional support. Yes, that's right she is a emergency nurse at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter in Norfolk. She is one of the most giving people I know and will be there for you emotionally, physically, and even financially if she could!
 



            Now she could use our help!!! She recently found out last Friday that she has breast cancer.This not only sucks , but also may even affect her childbearing status as she has recently been in the process of the steps necessary to have a baby. To let her have this choice of  having a baby and not be CANCER'S choice, she is also working with the Jones Insititute to begin the embryo harvesting process. She does have medical insurance, but let's be honest- her medical insurance will nowhere cover the amount of bills she is going to recieve and doesn't even cover a $1 of the IVF process. The IVF/harvesting process alone costs $12,500. We all know she has a long road ahead of her and I would love to be able to take care of some of the burden on Cecilia's shoulders and raise money to help her fight breast cancer!! The proceeds will all go towards Cecilia Sotomayor and go towards all of Cecilia's medical expenses and possible IVF/embryo harvesting procedures.

If you are able to donate any money, even $5, it would help! Please please please share this and lets show Cecilia some support of the fight she has in front of her. She is a strong women and will get through this!! Let's beat cancer!! 
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Cecilia will be having surgery on September 1, so everyone please keep this lady in your prayers and continue to have positive thoughts Cece!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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UPDATE FROM CECILIA:
It's been a rough week. Ha! To say the least. I finally feel that I am strong enough to share my news (with a little help from a dear friend, Danielle)...Without the support and love from
my amazing friends/family/work-family, I would never have survived the news that I have invasive breast cancer. Stage 1. Apparently that's a 'good' sign- I'm sorry, but nothing about cancer is 'good.' I went from being scared sh*‪#‎less‬ to feeling numb and now hopeful: Hoping to get this f#€%ing cancer out of me!! I still need to wait for my genetic testing to come back to make my final decision for which surgery on 8/21. Unfortunately, I have a strong family history of breast cancer on my mother's side- but MORE importantly I have my mother: A 27 YEAR SURVIVOR- and for all those who know her, a firecracker! I am also grateful to have my maternal aunt who has survived many years! The cost of this is way beyond cancer...genetic testing, IVF, egg retrieval, embryo harvesting, and so on and so on....and most of this is not even covered by my insurance!! However, I would never think to ask for help- but my friend has the biggest heart of gold and wanted to help me! It was the sweetest gesture! So I am asking for your patience as I pass through the gamut of emotions. And I am relishing in the incredible generosity, in the abundance of love, in the supportive advice from survivors, and all of the hugs and the "WE'VE got this, girl!" I am struggling, but I know that I will kick cancer's A$$. Then Tim and I can have the family and life we've always wanted- without the 'C' word!!! This is personal and this is real- I never would have thought about posting this on fb, but this is my life. And I will survive. Xoxo, CC
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So for those of you who know Cecilia- she has a lot to come ahead.. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.. I have set up go fund me page to help with some of the financial burden she will face because of this. Also please keep her in you in her thoughts and prayers!!!!!!!!!!
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So for those of you who know Cecilia- she has a lot to come ahead.. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.. I have set up go fund me page to help with some of the financial burden she will face because of this. Also please keep her in you in her thoughts and prayers.
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Tim Evans
31 months ago
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Danielle. I don't know you that well, but I can't express the thought, care and love with what you are doing to help Cc through this difficult time . Yes, Cc is one fantastic ED nurse and yes ,her laugh is infectious all the time. We will beat this aweful thing called Cancer and again, Danielle THANK YOU. Tim

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Reyna Nikolaus
31 months ago

Sorry girl phone autocorrected your name!!! ❤️U

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$2,730 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 31 months
Created August 7, 2015
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AS
$30
Ansley Scudder
3 months ago

Much love.

PM
$50
Paul Mullan
29 months ago

Praying for a cure

HG
$200
Hugh Gran
30 months ago

We love you. Good luck, God Bless!

JB
$50
Josie Borchardt
30 months ago

Love conquers all!

MR
$50
Morgan Reid
30 months ago

I know no words can mend how you feel during this scary battle. But just know if you ever need to talk I'm here!

DR
$50
Dana Ramirez
30 months ago

Thoughts are with you. xo

MM
$50
Melissa Mowry
30 months ago

Cecilia! I am so sorry that you are having to go thru this scary and unknown struggle in life. I have always adored you and your bubbly personality and just love your infectious smile. I hope my small donation can help you in some way. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this fight! Love you!

DE
$50
Debbie Esposito
30 months ago

You got this , Girlie! Love you CC!

Tim Evans
31 months ago
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1

Danielle. I don't know you that well, but I can't express the thought, care and love with what you are doing to help Cc through this difficult time . Yes, Cc is one fantastic ED nurse and yes ,her laugh is infectious all the time. We will beat this aweful thing called Cancer and again, Danielle THANK YOU. Tim

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Reyna Nikolaus
31 months ago

Sorry girl phone autocorrected your name!!! ❤️U

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