Eddy Vera’s Fight Against Cancer

Meet Eddy. Eddy is a 20 year old vibrant, passionate, and beautiful young Venezuelan woman who aims to share all these qualities with everyone she meets. For someone who is constantly spreading love and light, it may come as a surprise that, she has been facing numerous medical hardships for half of her life. Yet, through all of these struggles, she remains her positive self.

Eddy’s medical journey began when she was just 10 years old. From this point on until she was 15, Eddy was diagnosed with multiple different diseases. At 15, she was diagnosed with a very serious and rare disorder that causes muscle paralysis from the immune system attacking the bodies nerves, known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. While there is no cure for Guillain-Barre, the symptoms typically resolve in less than a year. Being such a young woman, she has certainly experienced a lot more illness than some people experience in their whole lives from the ages of 10-15, including six surgeries.

Then, in July of 2017, at the age of 18, Eddy was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and underwent three months of chemo. She lost all of her hair as the cancer meds took effect, and was very sick for months. After the chemo had worked through her body, she underwent three surgeries, including hysterectomy to ensure the cancer was all removed. Slowly but surely, Eddy regained her strength over the last year, and moved to the United States.

Last month, Eddy began to seem very tired and run down at work, where she had just a couple months prior seemed very energetic. Fearing the worst, she started a series of doctors visits that included cat scans and blood work ups. What was discovered was that Eddy has extremely low white blood cell counts once again, and polyps were discovered in her colon and breasts. To treat the low blood cell counts she is undergoing a blood transfusion in an attempt to raise them, and her polyps are being monitored very carefully. We are hopeful this will not require any additional surgeries.

As our coworker, friend, and sister, Eddy has been nothing but an outstanding fellow human being, and a daughter of Christ. She wears a Rosary bracelet on her wrist every day, and she never forgets to say her Rosaries. She remains humble, caring, and dedicated to positivity, even amid many setbacks that would push many souls into a tailspin of negativity. Everyday, Eddy inspires us all to live following her and His example to be more loving and faithful.

Now, we turn to you to ask for some help. With Eddy’s mounting medical bills, we look to you for any and all assistance that you could provide. No amount, whether it be one dollar or one thousand, is lesser or greater than the others. Let us all join hands in love and light to help lessen the burden of mounting medical bills, so that this doesn’t add more stress into the life of our beloved Eddy.

Please, join the ranks of Eddy’s Earth Angels with your donation today.
  • Brian Pitilli 
    • $60 
    • 35 mos
  • kim babicz 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Wendy Mbekelu 
    • $60 
    • 35 mos
  • James Parker 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Alexis Pietrangelo 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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Fundraising team: Eddy’s Earth Angels (5)

Betty Diaz 
Raised $230 from 3 donations
Yonkers, NY
Eddy Vera 
Alexis Pietrangelo 
Team member
Raised $325 from 4 donations
Giusy Verni 
Team member
Raised $200 from 1 donation
Lauren Hopkins 
Team member
Raised $190 from 4 donations
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