Help Lisa Duran - a Mom Fighting Cancer

Life's beauty is best when shared with friends. We have had the grace that comes with a sisterhood forged with years of love and shared joy. Our friend Lisa is a warrior, beautiful soul, and the embodiment of gratitude. 

Lisa is our best friend, a loving sister, a kind and funny daugher, a happy girlfriend. She's a ballerina, a comedian, a runner, a courageous river tuber, a teacher and the most wonderful mom to her son, Aiden. She's determined and spiritual;  a gardener in all of the lives of the people she touches.

Lisa dedicated many years to being a New York City public school teacher. She took great pride in her work. Lisa finds joy in non-monetary pleasures like gardening, nature walks and reading with her son.

Lisa is also a 38 Year Old woman living with an oligodendroglioma.
She was first diagnosed when she was 39 weeks pregnant with her son 7 years ago. She has had three successful surgeries to remove the tumor. She is so thankful that she was able to lead a normal life, work full time as a classroom teacher, run, and raise money for charities through local 5K's and half marathons. 

Recently, however, she had a relapse and the tumor has moved into her brain stem. It affects her balance and her ability to move fluidly. Her doctor put her on a new treatment plan because the tumor is inoperable due to the location. 

Lisa is unable to work or drive. What we, her best friends, want most for Lisa is peace. Financial instability is not an acceptable stress for our dear friend who is facing the diffculty of living with brain cancer.

Your generous donation will gift Lisa with coverage for housing costs, more options for a healthy diet, and continued Afterschool care and sports for her seven year old son. Financial stability will bring her the peace of mind for her to continue to be the mother, daughter, sister and friend that she is.

Lisa says that through God's divine spirit, she remains strong and hopes to run the New York City marathon with Fred's team, a charity orginization that raises money for cancer research.

She is grateful, positive, loving and appreciative of all of the beauty that life has to offer. We, as her sisters and friends, ask for your help and support.

with love,
Courtney and Angela
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