Ali's Half Full Fund

For anyone that knows Allison, they know that her (pint/wine) glass is ALWAYS half full!  It's part of what makes her such a beautifully optimistic person, a great friend, sister, daughter,cousin wife and momma.  With Keira barely a year old, her new home closing a few weeks away, working full time and managing to cope with all of the stresses of daily life, Allison was given the sad news that she had breast cancer at the young age of 34.   Due to the invasive nature of her disease, there was little time granted for digestion prior to the initiation of her treatment.  With incredible courage and strength she faced the unknown head on and started treatment for her cancer for the livelihood of herself and her family.  When I asked her if she was scared, I remember her response being very typical Allison, "What are my others options, I don't want Keira to grow up without a mother".  As a tear rolled down my face, It was then that as her friend I was at ease and not afraid for her- I knew she was stonger than the cancer that was ailing her.  I realized she was going to do everything in her power to kick cancers ass!  

Many friends and co-workers have since asked " How can I help Allison in her recovery?"   Although everyone has sent their love and well wishes, the tangible things that we all want to offer her, though genuinely appreciated, are minimally helpful.  Food is not appetizing when you're nauseous and sick 24 hrs a day, flowers die, IV fluids infusions only last so long and visitors aren't beneficial as they once were when you want to crawl into your bed and be alone in your pain and misery.  

Now, her chemo (thankfully) is coming to a close, medical bills are piling up and her next chapter is about to begin.....surgery/reconstruction and radiation.   Those who know Allison, know for a fact that she is pleasantly humble and would never ask for anything that may even remotely burden others.  So rather than her having to ask for what would bring ease in a time of "dis-ease", I am asking that we all show her how much we support her courage and well being.  Please donate to Allison's Half Full Fund and assist in funding her upcoming medical bills and financial responsibilities.

Thank you in advance for your genorosity  in supporting the friend we all love, Allison.

With gratitude,
Gina

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Organizer

Gina Pagliaro 
Organizer
Hoboken, NJ
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