Our Beautiful Laurie

$14,388 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 197 people in 24 months
Cristie Kovarik
on behalf of Laurie Mickelberg
 YORKVILLE, IL
Our beautiful, sweet friend Laurie Mickelberg was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in 2014. Since that time, she has been battling this disease, and has been diagnosed with recurrent ovarian cancer - twice.

With each diagnosis, Laurie has undergone very aggressive treatment - all while continuing to support her family. For Laurie, supporting her family throughout her illness often meant going into work - even when she felt too ill and fatigued to do so.

Laurie is currently undergoing treatment for her second recurrence, and is now unable to work. She currently has no other source of income with the exception of disability. Unfortunately, despite the gravity of her illness, and the proof of such being delivered to the Social Security office - these funds will still not be available to her until July of 2017 - and even those monthly funds will not be sufficient to cover those costs.

Mounting household expenses, and many, many medical bills have left Laurie with very difficult choices; and a short time ago, she was forced to make the decision to give up her car.

Though Laurie is supported by many caring friends and family, she needs additional help. Anything offered is greatly appreciated.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
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This past week was very stressful and upsetting. Doctors discovered that Laurie has Thrombocytopenia. This means that Laurie's platelets are extremely low, which causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising and slow clotting.

Laurie received a blood transfusion on Wednesday after spending all day in the doctor's office and then hospital. Platelet levels are still extremely low, and she may need another transfusion on Monday.

I will keep everyone updated. Please say some prayers and send her good thoughts through this difficult time. Her family is doing the best they can.

Thank you for your kindness.
Cristie
Donor platelets for Laurie's transfusion
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Our Beautiful Laurie has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to all of you!!
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Please tune into (or record) Channel 2 CBS News TONIGHT at 10 pm!

Let's support Laurie by watching her interview with Dave Savini, as he investigates why social security is making so many like Laurie, wait to receive vital funds; funds needed to SURVIVE.

Thank you to all of you for your support! Keep sharing Laurie's page!
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Please watch CBS 2 News at 10pm Thursday. Dave Savini investigates Laurie's battle with cancer and social security.
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Dave Savini
24 months ago
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https://www.facebook.com/cbschicago/posts/10155190064073338

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Dave Savini
24 months ago
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We will tell Laurie's story on the CBS Chicago news Thursday night at 10. Laurie has cancer. A very aggressive Stage IV Ovarian Cancer that has spread to her liver. She is 49, a mother and grandmother and now that she's too sick to work she finally turned to her government for help. So why is the one government assistance program designed for patients like Laurie turning its back on her? CBS 2 Thursday night at 10 I'll expose major delays in the social security disability program that many never live long enough to get. Meanwhile her friends have set up this Go Fund Me Page to help her pay medical bills, keep a roof over her head, and put food on the table.

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Kristy Samuelson
24 months ago

Praying for you and your family. Love you pretty lady.. Kristy

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$14,388 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 197 people in 24 months
Created March 6, 2017
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Virginia Hollins-Davidson
22 months ago
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I don't know Laurie, but I am moved to help and believe that no one in the USA or anywhere should have to suffer a health crisis and worry about how to support their family. Love, blessings and best to you, Laurie.

$50
Anonymous
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
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$100
Pat Plesko
23 months ago

Laurie, I grew up next door to your Mom and was great friends with Linda, Lavonne, Martha and Beth Ann. Jimmy was much younger than me. May God bless you and keep his arms around you.

DW
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Dawn & Mike Wilkinson
23 months ago

Lots of ❤️!!

Dave Savini
24 months ago
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https://www.facebook.com/cbschicago/posts/10155190064073338

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Dave Savini
24 months ago
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We will tell Laurie's story on the CBS Chicago news Thursday night at 10. Laurie has cancer. A very aggressive Stage IV Ovarian Cancer that has spread to her liver. She is 49, a mother and grandmother and now that she's too sick to work she finally turned to her government for help. So why is the one government assistance program designed for patients like Laurie turning its back on her? CBS 2 Thursday night at 10 I'll expose major delays in the social security disability program that many never live long enough to get. Meanwhile her friends have set up this Go Fund Me Page to help her pay medical bills, keep a roof over her head, and put food on the table.

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Kristy Samuelson
24 months ago

Praying for you and your family. Love you pretty lady.. Kristy

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