Help JoAnn During Cancer Treatments

This past September, our Mother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, JoAnn Pierce, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma , an incurable but treatable form of plasma cell cancer, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies. Like many forms of cancer, Multiple Myeloma is associated with bone pain, anemia, extreme fatigue and other neurological symptoms that affect everyday life.

In October, JoAnn began to undergo her first treatments of chemotherapy, as recommended by her amazing team at Mass General. Although difficult, and at times, quite scary, JoAnn is taking chemotherapy head on, always pushing forward, especially for her children, Josh and Christie. Cancer is a battle, and as a family, they will fight it. 

As JoAnn solely focuses on her health and well being, this fund is being set up to help alleviate the impending costs associated with her medical care, as well as to help ease the worries of taking care of a home, as winter approaches, bills, groceries, and everyday needs that are becoming difficult due to being out of work. 

Every single supportive thought, kind word and helping hand is greatly appreciated. If you are in the position to make a donation to JoAnn's fund, we thank you. If you are not in the position to make a donation and would like to show your support and help in other ways, please contact Christie directly. Every helping hand makes such a difference. Every donation helps ease worries that no person should have to have.

A benefit is being planned for December, 2014. Please watch for updates and invites. 

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
― Plato


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Christie Ableman 
Portsmouth, NH
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