Supporting Schavaria's Fight Against Cancer

We have created this GoFundMe to help Martha and Schavaria as they journey through the most challenging chapter in their lives.

With all they are going through, the loss of income and additional uncovered medical expenses, we know that many of you who love Martha and Schavaria want to help but aren't sure how. We hope this will give you a way to participate in carrying them through this challenging time and alleviate some of the financial stress in the months ahead.

Schavaria has been a warrior fighting against prostate cancer. However, the chemo did not work. The cancer metastasized to the lymph nodes. His doctors recommended a clinical trial which also did not work. Recently we learned cancer traveled to his lungs and is not letting up. Martha has stopped working to care for her husband. We continue to seek other options. We are not giving up hope for Schavaria's healing. It has been a lot for this family.

Because of God's grace and the love and support of friends and family, Schavaria could attend his daughter's wedding ceremony. We are so grateful for all who are praying for them, visiting, calling and texting them. Their hearts are full of gratitude, and their spirits are strong because of their faith. They are looking forward to getting to the other side of this "interrupted life" but are finding the beauty in each of the moments in between.

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." (Psalm 91:1)


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Niki Strippoli
    • $125 
    • 1 yr
  • Maria Bauman
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $77 
    • 1 yr
  • Philip Rosati
    • $100 
    • 1 yr

Organizer and beneficiary

Violet Melendez
Clifton, NJ
Martha Melendez

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