I know for some of you it has been awhile since we last connected, these past couple of years I have been on quite a journey, back to health.
About a year and a half into my new life in Los Angeles, having just received a degree in Arts and Science, graduating from Cinema Makeup School, making connections, meeting new friends and working in the film industry... I started having painful, ovarian cyst ruptures which ballooned my belly out (making me look quite pregnant). I wasn't sure what was going on so I went to the hospital and indeed, I needed emergency surgery.
It was then in June of 2014 that I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer, adenocarcinoma, at the age of 27. Instantly things changed, it appeared that the universe had other plans for my life.
Up until this point I have consulted, worked with and followed up with various doctors. We've found in order to ensure the best and safest removal of the cancer, I have to utilize the private health care system. Unfortunately, treatment is expensive and is NOT covered by my health insurance.
Since my diagnoses, I have been unable to work and therefore have had to put my career and life on hold in order to ensure my full recovery back to health. This fundraiser is being done to help relieve some financial stress and also help support me and my family during this time.
I wish that I could have personally spoke and connected with each of you about this, as most of my energy these days have gone towards healing, but I will be sure to keep you all updated as things unfold. Please know that I am determined and positive towards this situation. I know that I will not only survive, but that I will thrive and my life will be forever changed because of this. My response to this situation has already had a positive impact on some of my results so far. Its been slow and steady these past two years and quite a long journey that is difficult to express, but now is the time to kick it into high gear and finally reach a full recovery. So my family and I are reaching out now to you all, in what we feel is the final leg in this race-- for help with getting these progressive treatments -- to be cured! And to move forward with my life.
Please help me raise the money I need for my healing. As I'm really looking forward to starting this new treatment and can't do it without you! As soon as our goal is achieved, all money raised will go to use immediately towards treatment, medical related bills and to meet other financial commitments.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, I am so grateful to my family and friends (new and old) who are a light in my life and a great source of support and love during this time. And to all you wonderful people that I may not even know. Thank you from the depth of my heart for donating your time, funds, prayers, love and good vibes to my cause-- I appreciate it all!
Please donate and/or share if you can. Thank you! <3
Lots of love and good health to you all,
- Mary DeMarco-Logue
- Rob and Marli Durgan
- Keith Linville
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