Help Macon beat breast cancer!

While on a vacation to the Philippines this last Spring, visiting my husband's mission, we met a sweet, all smiles woman name Mary Cone who has cancer and is in need of any help, even small amounts, that can be given. We are trying to raise a total of $3000 to pay for her continued treatments because all of her other avenues of treatment have been stopped because all her money and help in her country has dried up. (This money will also help to feed her family if there is any extra after the treatments) Her story is in her own words below. (We have fixed some of the grammar issues.)


My name is Mary Cone Mosqueda Cabahug, I'm 36 yrs old from Cebu, Philippines. I'm married with 3 little kids aged 5,3,and 1. 2 girls and a boy. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 2) 7 months after giving birth to my youngest boy. I felt a lump in 10 O'clock position about the size of a pea. It was neglected because I was breastfeeding at that time. 2 months after giving birth,I rushed myself to the hospital for facial numbness which was confirmed to be bells palsy. I don't know if it was because of the bells medication that caused the lump grow bigger and become worse or not. I was only able to be checked/diagnosed for the first time last january of this year because as a mother, I had to attend first to my 3 little ones as they got sick and were admitted/confined to the hospital which deprived me of having myself checked.. Because of this, when I was diagnosed I had to undergo modified radical mastectomy (right breast) on january 24, 2013. I was scheduled for chemotherapy a month after but it got delayed because the wound from the mastectomy got infected and so it had to heal first before the therapy. Bone scans showed "bone metastasis" which upped the diagnosis from stage 2 to stage 4 breast cancer even after a mastectomy. I got some help from government and non government offices here but they were not enough. I asked for help from my church but it was stopped because of some banking troubles. I need a zoledronic infusion to be taken for a year which cost P10 thousand ($250) per month. I don't know if the chemotherapy scheduled next week will be the last one... I know it's not anybodys concern but I am humbly asking for help from anyone who can share. As you can see my pictures that I am all smiling because I have to show my little ones that life has many reasons to smile about. That cancer should not stop us from being happy. Forever grateful my heart would be for any help anyone can share. Sister Natalie Taylor knew me when they visited Philippines where we met in the church for sunday services. Though my treatment and medication require a lot of amount, I want you to know that I don't need much from you..a little will do, big donations are better for it would help me and my family in sustaining our needs since I'm out of work right now and my husband is looking for work because his contract has ended. Whatever donation will do though cause I know how hard it is to ask help for yourself. It's so sad to know and feel that you are a burden to others but situations left us with no choice but to ask for help..I know Heavenly Father always listen to our needs and I know He loves me:) and loved all His children..thank you very much for any help you can extend and God bless your humble hearts and beautiful souls :) much much love..macon :)



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Natalie Nelson Taylor 
Organizer
Nampa, ID
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