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Christine's Cancer Fund

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Hello friends, family and other angels!

I've been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, have been unable to work, and am facing eviction.   I'm reaching out for any help you can give, no matter how small, to help me stay in my little apartment and pay bills and keep myself and my dogs safe while I battle this illness that life has thrown me. 

For the last 4 years I have lived alone with my dogs, and my only desire has been to stand on my own two feet, one day at a time, and take care of my furry friends.   We've made it this far, but life has dealt me a deadly blow.  I was diagnosed with cancer in May of this year and what with shock, surgeries, depression, chemotherapy, depression, millions of doctor appointments, and depression...  I haven't been able to work.   My brain has turned to mush.  I pray every day for God to give me the strength to keep going.  I'm SO tired all the time.    But as you can see I have a lovely scar so I can tell people that I'm Frankenstein's Granny.  Thank you God, I still have my sense of humor!

I've received help with rent and bills from some very generous people but I am still struggling to get back on my feet.  My goal and desire is to be able to work again.  I'm two months into infusion treatments, and I need help to get through the next few months while I get accustomed to the infusion drugs and the fatigue.   My dogs, Georgie and Harpo, are my dearest companions and have kept me going through the shock and pain of the last months.  Because of them, I don't feel so alone.  And I'm determined to get back on my feet for their sake as well. 

I've been advised that I should get rid of the dogs, that life would be easier and cheaper without them.  But they've already had enough hardship in their lives.  They're rescue dogs, and they were very bonded to each other before they came to me.  They actually had 2 temporary homes before, but they were separated and couldn't thrive apart from each other.  I was able to take them both so they could stay together, and now, 5 years later, I am SO grateful and fortunate to have them.  The thought of giving them up is like getting kicked in the stomach.  I can't do it.  I know there must be a way we can get through this and stay together!

I get knocked down, but I get up again!  They're never gonna keep me down!!!

I thank you in advance for any help you can give.   Any amount will be much appreciated!  All donations will go to either rent, bills or dog food.   And even if you can't help at this time, god bless you for reading and caring, and please share this with others.

Thank you Angels!


Christine Torres
Ferndale, WA

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