Cancer surgery recurrence

My name is Ana Maria Marino. I was diagnose at the age of 8 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia ALL, i was treated at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston USA. The treatment went well, even thought my childhood was not as wonderful as the one other children had. I experienced a lot of sickness due to the chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Treatment ended and my family and i thought all will go fine from that moment on. Unfortunately happiness did not last long 18 months after I relapsed and needed to get retreated again, only that this time i did not get radiation during my second treatment. But saw dead near, when i got the chicken pox during my second treatment, I was in intensive care for many weeks, fighting between life and dead, had a congestive heart failure and cardiac arrest. Survived but was in a wheelchair due to neurotoxic effects in my lower extremities, the pain was hard to handle but I managed to recover although my Drs thought i was not going to walk again. I put a fight manage to start walking with the help of a cain, and asked my parents to get rid of my study tutors because i was going to school. I continue my studies, and as time went by I became a brain cancer researcher. I wanted to help find a better treatment and save the lives of other humans suffering of brain tumors (a dear aunt had died of a brain tumor). I love to study and have attended many courses to become a brain cancer researcher. But 34 years after my second chemotherapy treatment had stopped I became ill and was diagnosed with 2 meningiomas (good brain tumors). I knew i was in risk of getting brain tumors and knew I had to once more be strong and fight. I am a beliver and love and trust in God. I underwent surgery to remove the 2 tumors in 2011 recover and continued my work as a brain cancer researcher. I continue smiling laughting, singing and helping others as much as I could. Unfortunately I was diagnose with another tumor in 2014 and had to undergo again surgery in 2016, this time I underwent a very painful recovery. But soon as I could I was back to work. In september 2018 when I was feeling very happy with my life and was about to start a new project about glioblastoma (a very malignant brain tumor) research, a project that could lead to new discoveries and better outcome for patients suffering from it. I was told i had 4 new brain tumors, this time I felt my world had ended, even do I knew I had to fight again and not give up. I Was advice to seek the best neurosurgeons due to the locations of of the tumors. And immediately contacted the surgeon that removed the 2 tumors in 2011, he is now in Oklahoma USA. I got some of the money, not all for the surgery and need extra also for the therapy to follow. Surgery is schedule for 2019, the sooner the better. I have fallen badly due to me loosing balance because of 1 tumor and feel dissines quite frecuently. A second tumor is causing me to loose vision in 1 eye, and will cause me to lose avility to swallow, and control of my face muscles. Please if anyone can help i appreciate it, i will like to continue my life and not endup as a handicap, this is why i need the best neurosurgeon to remove the tumor following special techniques, the neurosurgeon is in USA.v Wan to say that 100 SEK (swedish kronas equal 8 dollars) so if you donate me 1000 SEK you are donating me a bit more than 80 US dollars, my bank account is in Sweden (swedish kronas is the monetary unit of Sweden, NOT the euro). We make our plans but God has his. Love Anna

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  • Damiano Palmegiani 
    • kr1,000 
    • 4 mos
  • Carol Laks 
    • kr1,300 
    • 5 mos
  • Valentina Siino 
    • kr1,000 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • kr500 
    • 5 mos
  • Bertha Brodin 
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Anna-Maria Cecilia Marino 
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Stockholm, AB, Sweden
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