Young family battling cancer

Ashley and Rick have been faced with devastating news this past Christmas that Ashley has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Just two months after giving birth to baby Charlotte this should be one of the happiness times of their lives. 

Ashley (27), Rick (29), Claire (3) and baby Charlotte live in northwest Indiana, this is their story...

Ashley and Rick are college sweethearts that married 4 years ago on a beautiful beach in Siesta Key, Florida. Soon after Ashley gave birth to their first daughter Claire and 3 years later just 3 months ago they would welcome their second beautiful baby girl Charlotte into the world. 

This past Christmas Eve after a painful biopsy we recieved the news that Ashley has breast cancer. As if this news wasn't hard enough, after having her PET scan and another painful biopsy we were informed that the cancer has metastasized to her hip.  

At a time that should be one of the happiest in their lives raising their two beautiful little girls this young family is faced with a difficult journey ahead.  Medical bills are already piling up, with more to come.This is where we can come in to help ease the burden for them!!

We are reaching out to everyone and anyone that can help...let's help this beautiful family embrace the time they have together without having the added stress of wondering how they are going to pay their medical expenses. We will continue to post updates on the status of Ashley's health in the weeks to come. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has taken the time to read their story and for doing what you can do to help.


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Tara Maniatis 
Palos Park, IL
Barbra Brennan 
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