My Mother is one of the best people I know, a wonderful mother, sister, daughter, friend, and wife!! She is also a WARRIOR with the right outlook and positive attitude who will give every ounce of fight she has. She has always been the support for other people, it is our turn to help support her in any way possible, prayers, donations, and positive thoughts.
As her family myself, daughter Christy (28) Daughter Jenn (38) Son Ben (37) Step Daughter Kathy(43) Step Son Danny(41) and her husband Sam (69) her Mother Elaine and Step Father David, Father Gerald Lang, Step Brother Kip Lang & Steph Sister Jamie Hunter and her 6 grandchildren Amber, Zennon, Alaina, Dominic, Jr, Mia & additional famiy and friends who have been touched by a part of my moms life are determined to save her life but we can't possibly afford to do it all on our own. Thus we are asking for y our help. The expenses are piling high as you can see from the itemized list below. We are requesting that all our friends and family who wish to help and share their love and support please make a contribution to our finical needs. Also I have limited contact information for many of the people who have been a part of my mom
Cancer Center Co-pays (surgery, tests, radiation, etc.)
$9,000/year as to date.
Cancer Center Travel Expenses
$2,500 to date (much more expected)
Prescription Drug Costs
Any contribution is greatly appreciated. We are in desparate need of help from anyone and everyone.
The melanoma is attacking her organs and if moving at a very increased rate. A scan was done today the showed NO evidence of the melanoma metastasis of the brain. The plan now is she need to take a week or two of healing from the damages of radiation. She will then be starting Targeted Therapies
Zelboraf is FDA-approved for patients who carry the BRAF V600E mutation and who have unresectable Stage III melanoma (melanoma that cannot be removed surgically) or Stage IV melanoma. Before receiving Zelboraf, patients must test positive for the BRAF mutation.
She will be using this treatment for a period of 1 to 2 months until a new antibody treatment that became available to the United States and FDA approved in April of this Year.
Purpose: Yervoy is an anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody. It is designed to restore and strengthen the immune system by supporting the activation and proliferation of T-cells, a critical component of the immune system. By supporting T-cells, Yervoy helps sustain an active immune response to fight the cancer cells.
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