Gemma's Final Wish

My good friend and fellow  nurse  Gemma Wallen called me asking for my help.  "Susan will you help me raise money for my funeral cost?"  Gemma has been battling cancer since 2016. She was dignosed with HER2+ (3+) breast Cancer with Metastasis to the Lymph Nodes.  

She was treated with 4 different chemotherapy treatments.  She thought she beat it after 17  treatments of Herceptin.  She was able to go back to work  treating other patients since she is a great loving nurse. It was only a short time until  when she started having other symptoms.

 On  August 25, 2017  they found 2  brain tumors. She started to fight the brain cancer having radiation treatment but  learned the brain tumors are too deep to have surgery. 

She was informed by the doctors go home and live your life to the fullest, enjoy everyday.

She was off work for so long, she has used  up every resouces to pay for hospital and medical expenses. She has no life insurance and does not want to leave her 2 boys and family with those medical  debts and the funeral cost. 

Please help me ease Gemma 's mind and spirits by contributing to this fund.  THANK YOU 


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Susan Dignan 
Modesto, CA
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