Join Gemma In The Fight Of Her Life

Gemma is a fellow letter carrier and member of NALC Branch 384. Please read about her story and consider helping our our Sister and her family. And for an added twist. Your donation will earn you chances to win a large canvas print of your choice from Gemma is a 31 year old young lady who, with her husband Keith, were just beginning their lives together when she was blindsided by a cancer diagnosis. In July 2016, Gemma noticed something was not right with her leg. She developed a very noticeable limp, and her foot started going numb. She saw several local doctors, and all of them told her it must be a back issue. She asked her primary care doctor to send referrals to specialists. Gemma had one appointment left at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. It was mid-February 2017, and she was skeptical it would be like every other doctor visit. One appointment turned into a nine hour day. They found a six centimeter tumor growing behind Gemma's knee.The following weeks involved multiple tests. A large biopsy was done. Then, in March, Gemma was told that she has Ewing's Sarcoma a rare form of cancer. Many more tests and painful procedures were done.... and on Wednesday, March 15th, Gemma and her family were told that her cancer had metastasized. This drastically changed everything. Gemma's friends and family threw her a benefit on Memorial Day weekend which helped tremendously with groceries, gas to drive to and from St. Louis, medical bills, and numerous other expenses.Over a year now of painful surgeries, chemo therapy she has been fighting like a trooper. However things are escalating and the fight gets harder every day. Gemma has used up all of her paid leave. Her husband Keith has been off work as well caring for her. Expenses pile up and limited money comes in. They need our help and they need it today. Please consider making a donation today. And.... for a twist on the normal fundraising. For every increment of $10 you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a large canvas print of any image of your choice from Tony Hutson

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  • Cindy Anderson 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Allison Houha 
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
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    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Lynnette Freeman 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Denise Segell 
    • $50 
    • 26 mos
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Tony Hutson 
Mattoon, IL
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