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Dana Allen Brain Cancer Fund

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Raised by 107 people in 8 months
My awesome & courageous sister, Dana Allen, was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma Brain Cancer in the summer of 2015.  She's had 2 surgeries &  we thought she was on the road to recovery.  In January, her MRI revealed new growth, sadly.  She has 3  new brain tumors on her left temporal lobe. Grade 3.5.
Dana's heroic husband, Ken, had to quit his job in order to care for her, so money is Tight!  She is on Medicare now, but because she is only 52, she must pay $800 per month for the health insurance, and her husband now is without insurance (he's working part time).  They just moved into a low income apartment, which is also $800 per month.  She has a large co-pay for her chemo meds, steroids, etc., but fortunately, her OPTUNE treatments ($20,00 per month!) are covered by Medicare.  She has 2 granddaughters on the way, due this spring.

Dana continues to have a sunny disposition throughout her struggles communicating.  She is a true inspiration, and she just keeps on keeping on.  "I'm going to live to 90" is her mantra.  

Please give what you can, and if you don't think $10 is enough, think again.  It all adds up, and we appreciate any contribution.

Thank you for your consideration!
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Thanks for your help, everyone! Here is a pic of Dana w/ her new walker! I arrive in TC on Saturday and will see for myself how she's getting around. <3
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Help Dana get a WALKER! Dana has been approved by Medicare to get a Walker, but her copay is $100. This walker will help her by giving her a spot to rest when she is tired, carry things in the little basket, and most importantly, help lessen her trips and potential falls. She's having trouble lifting one of her feet, which is keeping her from getting around and getting some exercise. Things that Medicare has denied are a shower stool, shower bench/slide, and a Wheel Chair, which we anticipate she'll need in the coming months. If you would like to help fund this Walker or other needed items not covered, please donate here. Thank you for your consideration, and feel free to share this post. Every little bit helps, and we truly appreciate every cent. Thanks!
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Hi Everyone. The latest news on my sister, Dana, is that she is pretty much holding steady, as far as the MRI results are concerned. There is no new growth of her current tumor situation. Her vision continues to be a problem, (she cannot see on her right side at all) and she is having difficulty reading, texting, etc., so she is feeling a bit isolated. But if you want to send her messages or give her a call, the best times for that are usually 11am-4pm. Also, her sweet dog, Pepper, died last week, and she is really depressed about it. If you are able to spend some time with her in Traverse City so her husband can have a break, please let us know. Thanks for sticking with us on this journey. Peace.
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Hi Everyone. I've been meaning to give an update on Dana for a while now. Things have been busy Dana is now the GRANDMOTHER of 2 new Baby Girls, Olive and Blakely! She also celebrated her 30th Wedding Anniversary with husband Ken :-)

Her latest MRI showed no new growth. She was declared Stable, which gave us all a big sigh of relief. Dana goes to Ann Arbor for another MRI next week on Wednesday. Please keep her in your thoughts and send good vibes.

And if you could continue to share our GoFundMe page, we are grateful. Also, if you prefer to send any donations directly, you can use my PayPal account, linked to kknewhouse@me.com.

Thanks again!
Kristin & family
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