Earlier this year, Darla, a friend to many, a colleague, a daughter, mother and wife, was having considerable pain in her right leg. Multiple tests revealed she has terminal stage 4 cancer. It started in her lung, metastasized to her brain and spine. The tumor in her spine had completely wrapped itself within the nerve roots, virtually crushing the nerves, causing the extreme pain in her leg and lower back. Since the diagnosis, Darla has surgery to remove 2 vertebrae and approx 90% of the tumor around her spine. She's had radiation treatment for the brain tumor. No chemo or radiation treatment could be started for her back or lung until the back surgeries fully healed.
Darla is well known for her love of dogs. Wherever Darla is, Jia, her rescue Schnauzer is close by. She's spent countless hours working for the Top Dog fundraisers. Darla has been a realtor in the area for the past 26 years. Along with her husband, Steve of 37 years, she has 2 sons, Conor & Tyler, and soon she'll have a new daughter-in-law, Kat Dennis, Conor's fiance.
They are fighting this monster one day at a time, all financial assistance will be greatly appreciated to aid with expenses.
Also, there is a benefit scheduled on Saturday, November 11th to be held at Oak Lane of Oregon, 3261 S Daysville Rd, Oregon IL from noon to 8pm. We will have a DJ, bags tournament, silent auction, live auctions a 50/50 and other fun things. Food will be available for $5 a plate along with a cash bar.
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