Cathy Meo's Medical Fund

Cathy is a dedicated friend and inspiration to so many. She’s had shared her gift of healing through a 27+ year career as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has helped her patients find pain relief, increased mobility and a higher quality of life. Through the years she has developed meaningful friendships with so many of her patients. 

In 2015 Cathy was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought so hard and was successful in her battle. She enjoyed great health for several years. In that time she fulfilled her goal of training a puppy she called Mason to be a therapy dog. In September 2018, after sudden symptoms developed, Cathy was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Mason became her therapy support dog. Months of chemotherapy and debilitating side effects began. In mid December of 2018 she underwent extensive surgery to remove cancerous organs and tissues. Cathy's fighting spirit came through as she pushed herself to get up and walk hours after surgery, day after day. She wanted to be in her own home for Christmas and she was successful!
Long term effects of the chemotherapy has physically changed Cathy’s ability to physically help heal her patients through massage therapy. After months of careful thought she has chosen to retire.

Extensive genetic testing has revealed that Cathy has a very high risk of a reoccurrence if cancer. Her doctors have prescribed a daily, oral chemo medication to reduce that risk that she will need to take indefinitely. Side effects of the medication can be debilitating and are being managed with her doctors. Not unexpectedly this medication comes at a high monetary cost.

As Cathy’s extended family, this fundraiser is brought together in an effort to take some weight off Cathy's shoulders as she focuses her time with ones she cares for dearly.

  • Beth Stewart 
    • $400 
    • 21 mos
  • Janet Diskin-Sipolt 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Brian Diskin 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Dennis and Susan Creed 
    • $1,000 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
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Kurt Arcangel 
Wheaton, IL
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