Maryam Medical Fund

$26,744 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 262 people in 4 months
Hello everybody!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and read a little about my friend Maryam
Maryam and I have been friends since high school ( more than 20 years) and we stayed friends even though she lives in US and I live in Canada.
Her battle with cancer started in May 2013, when she was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer. Right after she did full hysterectomy and 6 months chemotherapy. She fought hard and beat cancer. As a cancer survivor she had to do check ups every 6 months until unfortunately from last summer her tumour marker in her blood test started to elevate again, which meant the cancer was back.  She did different type of therapies but they did not work.
 About one month ago her CA125 blood test, which is an indicator for ovarian cancer, was 213 (the normal range is less than 35), and her doctor changed her medication again. But last week she ended up in emergency after experiencing excruciating pain in her stomach. The CT Scan was done and the news was hard to swallow. The cancer is spreading and spreading fast and her tumour elevator is 500 now. So she needs to start chemotherapy immediately and later on she may need surgery (depending on the result).

Her cancer is spreading and metastasis to all over of her liver, stomach hips and etc. It is stage 3c again.

Unfortunately Maryam lost her job recently and she has no health insurance and since she lives in US the treatment expenses are very high. The thought of paying for her treatment is an additional stress and we all know cancer patients need all their energy fighting the disease.

She is a fighter and she is determent to beat cancer one more time, but she needs our help to do that. Let's lessen her pain and stress by covering her treatment expenses.

All the money will be spent for her treatment and any extras will be donated for cancer research.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to read Maryam's story and helping her.

Sincerely,
Hamaseh
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Hello all
I have a great news. The hospital that Maryam goes to for treatment accepted to cover some of her expenses by a charity. Because of that we will lower our goal to $50.000.
Also some of American’s donors want to know how to pay in American dollars. Please consider the exchange rate and donate to the campaign. For example if you want to donate $100 In US you need to pay around $130.00 and when you see your credit card statement you see you charged about $100 in US.
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Hello dear friends
I know a lot of you have questions about this campaign and I will be more than happy to answer your questions.
Please add your questions in comments section and I will answer them.
Thanks
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Hello all
The following is from Maryam
I want to take the time and sincerely thank you all for your donation toward my medical expenses. As you know, my friend started this campaign and your generous contributions help me focus on my treatment and getting better.
Thanks again for your generosity and support,

Maryam
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Hello all
As you all know I created the gofundme account for My friend, Maryam, to cover her medical expenses in US.
The gofundme site has restricted roles for withdrawing the fund.
Since I will be withdrawing the money on her behalf, I need to inform all the donors about the following
1. My relationship to Maryam. As I already mentioned in the story she is my high school friend from Iran.
2. Why am I withdrawing the money? Since I opened the gofundme account in Canada, it is a Canadian account. In order for Maryam to be able to withdraw the money, she needs Canadian bank account and because she doesn’t have one I will be withdrawing the money on her behalf.
3. How will I deliver the fund to her? Our plan is either I transfer the money from my bank account to hers or I mail her a check every time I withdraw.
I will keep all of you posted and provide you more information.
Thanks
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