We Love Michelle - Cancer Sucks
This page is for Michelle Broussard. Michelle is the kindest, sweetest, most giving person I've ever met in my life. She would literally give you her last dollar if you just asked (and I can attest to this fact, because she HAS given me her last dollar)! She has a wonderful husband and three sons. Two of the boys are in college and one is still in high school but all of them live at home.
For many years Michelle has battled symptoms from a central nervous system disease. It often causes her a lot of pain and leaves her exhausted at the end of the day. This disease would have been enough for her to go on permanent disability, but she chose not to. She loves to work, to help provide for her family, and to feel like she has accomplished something every day.
A couple of weeks before Christmas, Michelle found herself short of breath and feeling much more exhausted than usual. She went to the ER and they found fluid in her lung. They were able to drain some of the fluid and they sent her home. A few days later, her symptoms had gotten worse and she was admitted into the hospital. After many days of tests and scans, they found masses in her chest cavity; it was cancer. Michelle and her family had to celebrate Christmas in the hospital. She was finally released on December 29th.
After several more appointments and tests the doctors determined that her cancer was Stage IV Melanoma. It's incurable and cannot be surgically removed. She's undergoing treatment with the hope that the masses will not grow and POSSIBLY could shrink a little.
Unfortunately, Michelle is unable to work at this time. The masses in her chest cavity are pushing against her lungs and making it difficult for her to breathe. She also has a lot of pain and is mostly confined to her bed. During this time, Michelle will receive NYS disability, which amounts to $170 per week. We all know that this is impossible to live on.
Michelle and her family are blessed to have good health insurance that is covering most of the costs of her treatment. But they are definitely going to need help paying their bills. With three boys at home and a mortgage, car payments, etc. it's going to be incredibly difficult to get by on one salary.
I know money is tight for everyone, but I'm asking you to please give what you can to a very deserving family that has been dealt a heartbreaking blow.
To those who are able to continue donating to Michelle's family, I know that they are astounded by your generosity and grateful for your support.
Thank you everyone for your continuous thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Wednesday, August 5th
St. Paul's Church
783 Hard Rd
Webster, NY 14580
My heart is broken, and I'm sure you all can relate. Michelle was the strongest person I've ever met. She was an amazing woman and she has left her imprint on all of us. We will never ever forget her and we are all so blessed to have known her.
Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Michelle is very tired and weak. It’s difficult for her to converse on the phone or in person, but I know she would want me to tell you that she loves you all very much and she’s so grateful to have you in her life. If you would like to get a message to her, please post it here and I will make sure she gets it.
I'm holding out for a miracle for you. Having you around at work was such a pleasure. Your friendly way and smile made the days brighter. I'm sure your family knows what a special person you are. My thoughts are with them and you at this incredibly difficult time. I'm wishing the best for you and hope you can still make it through to stay with the ones who clearly love and need you so much - Astraf (John) Ali
Michelle. Words are so hard to find. I have thought of you often since leaving bldg 200. Your sweet sweet kindness and smiles were forever present and could warm anyone's heart. I am sad to hear this aweful news that is more and more frequent with family and friends. You are an angel my friend. God Bless. Ronnie.
Michelle I am thinking of you with lots of love and a big smile. Jane told me you were in hospice. I remember all the years I have known you and not seen you. I remember your softness and your beautiful blond hair and your sweetness. I will send you loving and healing prayers throughout your journey. May God bless you now and always. With love always, Shelley
There are no words to express how saddened I am to hear this. What a wonderful and caring person Michelle is, her bright smile and a person who truly cares for everyone.
I have been truly blessed to have Michelle in my life. She is the sweetest most caring person I have ever known. She has been the best friend anyone could ever ask for. I cant say enough about her she is truly an angel. Thank you for always being there Michelle I love you so much!!!
Michelle - we hope and pray that this new treatment works miracles for you! I was in Berlin when you called me, I'm sorry I missed your call, I look forward to talking with you soon!
Even though you have never personally met us. My family (Mary Louise, Bianca, Mano and I) are praying for your speedy healthy recovery Michelle. God bless Michelle with divine strength, divine energy, divine love to terminate this cancer. In Jesus Name AMEN ~
Michelle and family, there was a special on HBO on Friday about promising new cancer treatments. I'm not sure that it would help as they seem to still be in the testing phase but I felt that I should at least point it out. http://www.vice.com/read/watch-vice-on-hbos-special-report-on-killing-cancer-217?utm_source=vicefbus
I'm so grateful for everyone who is helping!! Michelle and mark are amazing people!!! Thank you so much!!!
Thank you all so much for all your support!!!!
Michelle is my best friend in the world and I am truly blessed to have her in my life!! She is the most amazing person I know and always puts everyone else first. Love her so much!!!
Wow! This is amazing. Michelle is the most amazing sister-in-law a girl could ask for. It's obvious how much she is loved by everyone who knows her. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!
I want to thank everyone who has so generously donate to my beautiful daughter-in-law go fund me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart you are all Michelle angles.