Cancer Patient Andrea Needs Help
I am a friend of Andrea Urban. She was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) in 2004. Since then she has been on oral chemotherapy and several other drugs to counteract its side effects. Once a thriving actress, mother and wife in NYC, she left her abusive husband, returned to the Midwest, and has tried to keep life normal for her 2 children despite serious, debilitating side effects from daily oral chemo called Gleevec which include constant vomiting, nausea, daily headaches, osteoarthritis, loss of strength, muscle pain and weakness, and serious weight loss that has taken her 5'9" frame down to 115 lbs. At first Andrea lived on her savings and was able to provide for her children, but as her health deteriorated, her money is gone and she lives on $888/month disability. Andrea makes the rounds of food banks in her area to feed her children. She is too ill to work, but tries to stay positive. Miraculously, her daughter was born 10 years ago while Andrea was on chemotherapy, the first baby known to survive. Her daughter and son are Andrea's reasons to keep going, but she needs our help. She needs all the help she can get - and as soon as possible. Bills for utilities, insurance, food, gas for her car to get to support meetings, church and food banks are just some of the ways contributions will be used. I met Andrea almost 20 years ago and knew she was a special person. Her perseverance in the face of her disease amazes me. I wish I could help her financially, but this page is my contribution. I've lost friends and family to cancer, and I would like my friend Andrea to be a success story. Please help her and her children.+ Read More
After successfully battling cancer, Andrea was murdered a year ago by a random killer as she gardened in her front yard. Her killer remains in jail while the case is dragged on. Her 2 lovely children are motherless, but trying to cope.
Wow, I'm totally amazed that so many wonderful people have responded to my campaign for Andrea. Thanks to you all, we are less than $150 away from reaching the goal of $2,500 that I set. There are no words to express my happiness and gratitude--you have helped make this possible. Thank you so much.
Wow! Thanks to everyone's kindness and generosity, Andrea has received over 4/5ths of my original goal. Thank you is just not enough to express how wonderful all of you are who have donated. I know this will help her pay bills and she will rest easier knowing that she can meet her and her children's needs.
The response to my campaign for Andrea has been overwhelming and generous. Thanks to all of you wonderful people for your great heart and compassion. With everybody's help we will meet and even exceed the goal I set. You are all Andrea's (and my) heroes.