A Little Help Goes a Long Way

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Raised by 53 people in 10 months
Created August 24, 2018
MaryLou and You
on behalf of MaryLou Watkins
MaryLou Watkins has been a friend of mine since childhood. That means for well over 50 years. MaryLou has received some bad news, news that could not have come at a more desperate time. MaryLou has been diagnosed with Lymph node and lung cancer. Her prognosis is bleak. As of now, her medical team is trying to determine the best way to treat her.

MaryLou has always been someone who has been there for her friends and family. Right now, she is more concerned for a friend who has also been diagnosed with the "C" word than herself.

The funds for MaryLou are needed as soon as possible. She is losing the place she has lived for the last year or so at the end of August. The funds generated from this GoFundMe account will offset her medical expenses, provide transportation to and from her doctor visits and treatments. As previously mentioned, MaryLou also needs to find housing after September 1st.

Ways You Can Help: If you know of a low-cost place to live, please let MaryLou know. She is on a meager fixed-income. If you can provide a ride, to appointments, the store, wherever, that too will help. If you are able to give, any amount will be gladly appreciated to help her needs. Prayers, prayers, and more prayers. Miracles happen when people pray. Pray for Healing! Pray for Comfort! Pray for Answers! 

The time to act is now, if you can. The faster MaryLou can be treated; the faster she can find housing, will take those burdens off her mind. Without those burdens MaryLou will be able to spend more time with her family and friends.

Team MaryLou and You appreciates your generosity, your prayers, and your caring.
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A "Call to Arms" and wallets. MaryLou has completed six months of her chemotherapy. She had an MRI of her brain, and according to her, "Was glad that they found her brain still intact." She is getting a full body Cat Scan today to see if the Chemo is working. Her funds have been used up and is in need of more donations. She needs to find another place to live. Her current situation has become tenuous. Her "friend" who has allowed her to live there has placed severe restrictions on her coming and going and limited how much space she has for her belongings and food in the "fridge". She even had to give up her best friend, her dog "Talley". MaryLou has been staying with her friends lately. MaryLou's funds are limited and that is why I make this appeal for your donations. If you can give, please do. If you know of a place for her to live that is not too expensive, let her know. Your prayers are always welcome to get MaryLou through this trying time. Remember, "A Little Help Goes a Long Way".
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I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. This is the season where we give our thanks for what we have been given; our homes, food on the table, family, friends, and our health. Some of us are fighting for our lives, battling diseases that may lead to a terminal end. For some of those people there is help and maybe even a cure. But like everything else in life, there is a price tag attached. Doctors, treatments, home health care, transportation, it all cost money. Insurances may a portion, some more than others.

MaryLou has undergone three treatments so far. She is awaiting the results to see if it is working or not. She is optimistic that she will be healed of her cancer. Her spirits are high. We need to continue supporting her with our prayers and our gifts.

If you are thankful for what you have been given or what you have and are able, please support MaryLou Watkins, our friend and family. Help MaryLou fight her battle. Provide MaryLou with the ammo she needs to continue her treatments and meet her financial obligations.

Next Tuesday is "Giving Tuesday". This is the biggest donation day of the year. I am asking that you give to MaryLou. Give generously if you can. This GoFundMe site for MaryLou started off with a "bang". At this time, we are not even getting a "poof". As we enter the season of being thankful and giving, let us give thankfully in support of MaryLou's battle. Pray that her treatments will deflect the cancer cells that attempt to weaken her. Jesus said in the Bible, "When you give to the least of these, you give to me." Join me in re-kindling the flame to raise the funds that MaryLou needs.

Thank you.
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Well it has been a while since an update has been added to MaryLou's GoFundMe page. MaryLou has started her treatments (two so far). They have definitely caused some side effects and caused some fatigue. But MaryLou is a "trooper" and she will continue this fight. If you have not already, join MaryLou's team of prayer warriors and support her financially if you can. The cost of treatments is substantial and her insurance only covers so much. Please help if you can.
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The Continuing Chronicles of MaryLou: In today's segment we find MaryLou at home, weak from her recent hospital stay. She is receiving Occupational Therapy from Home Care, who is helping MaryLou to rehab and gain her strength to be able to get up and move around. Monday morning, MaryLou is having a port implanted so she can receive her treatments. This coming Thursday, MaryLou will receive her first chemo treatment. MaryLou's insurance does not kick in yet so she has to pay for this treatment out of pocket. She will use some of the funds from this site but they will fall short of her need. MaryLou's income is just enough to cover her monthly rent. Her treatment cost much more than she has. Donations, prayers, and well-wishing thoughts are paramount to get this lady, our friend and family member, through this ordeal. If you find it in your heart to help, please do. Anything and everything will help. Bless You!
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Raised by 53 people in 10 months
Created August 24, 2018
MaryLou and You
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