Regretfully, on Sept 12,2017, she was diagnosised with Metatstaic Ocular Melanoma, the same cancer that took her eye seven years prior. This type of cancer is Chemo resistant. It can only be treated through Immunotherapy, which is only in the trial stages and Raven did not meet the genetic criteria for these treatments. As of February 21, 2018, the cancer has metatstasised to her Brain, Liver, Stomach, Intestines, Spine, Female productive organs, and both lungs. Additionally, they took 1.25 oz. of fluid off of one lung on the 21st of February. She recently returned home on hospice with only weeks left at best. This decision was made so she could spend her remaining time with the children and family. Raven is in considerable physical pain, even to be touched hurts , but the only thing on her mind since the beginning as been " My babies should not have to live without their mom". Raven has sworn to " never give up...I will fight this black beast until I'm [clean of this cancer]or its taken my last breath from me." While we wished , there was a means to keep Raven here with her children, this is out of our hands. The only thing we can do is try to ease the financial burden that will be left behind, such as medical bills and funeral expenses.
Raven was self-employed and has no medical or life insurance. We are asking for donations, no matter how small, to go toward allowing the children to be able to lay their mother to rest. We all know that Raven does not want these end of life burdens placed in her small children's laps. We ask you to please share this plea to all those you know, so we can make this last act of love happen.
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