I'm Cheryl, & Erika is my daughter; she is, & has been battling cancer for several years; here is some of her story:

Erika has been battling cancer since 2010, she was cancer free for ALMOST one year, but unfortunately, it has returned. For her it is a disease that just keeps moving from one location to another.  The cancer has now entered into her bowel & the cancer cell count is approaching 3.0, which is a dangerous level for surgery.
The clock is ticking, the funding campaign must continue.  So, your donations are desperately needed to help Erika continue her cancer treatment, which includes surgery. We know it is the holiday season, gift giving time, so what better gift to give than the GIFT OF LIFE!  Erika’s family & friends have been a blessing to her financially over the past three years, but her fight is not over, yet the money “wells have run dry”.
The cancer has already taken one of her ovaries, please don't let it take her life.

Erika is more than just a daughter; she is a wife, a granddaughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, a godmother, & a friend to a wonderful, loving, circle of people. She is kind, loving, & caring, not just to people, but equally so to her pets whom she loves dearly. Erika just recently adopted an adorable three year old, Shih Tzu named Yogi; she had a cat named Miles Davis, who was a rescue, & her sweet Bailey was a gift from her husband. They were such great comfort to her when human contact was unavailable. Sadly, they (Miles & Bailey) have past away, Bailey most recently, July 2014.
Erika loves the art of dance, & she was a wonderful dancer. She has just recently earned her degree in Nutrition Science, which was a great accomplishment during her previous cancer battle.  She loves to learn and cannot seem to get enough education to further her career in nutrition and this interest was intensified during her illness.

To know her is to love her whom we all do, & I hope you will show her some love by supporting this campaign.


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Cheryl Russell 
Orlando, FL
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