Melissa's valiantcancer battle

My 46 year old Sister in Law, Melissa Millard has fought a hard 3+year battle with terminal breast cancer. She has been  home on hospice,  she  doesn't have much time left. She is Mom of 6 (3 of hers and 3 his, who all call her Mom) and a wonderfully amazing Grandma of 13 sweet Grand babies. My brother has spent much time helping her at home and in her dozens of hospital stays. Which has severely cut into his ability to work, Melissa can not be left alone for very long,, she is very much an inspiration, I am struck often by her character, her kindness, love and determination as she goes through such terrible hardship. I just heard that she knows time is short so she's donating some of her clothes to a woman who makes teddy bears from them to give it sick children.  Melissa's dream last year was to start a charity that would donate soft fuzzy blankets to those going through cancer treatments because the ones her children had given her gave her so much comfort at the hoital in the car and at home. (That has yet to happen). I spoke to my brother last night and heard in his voice the worry for how short her time is , he says he just does one day at a time. I know that they continue to struggle to make ends meet. He has been trying to sell some belongings to get by. . It has broke my heart to watch this battle with this terrible, ruthless disease, and then for them to have to worry about money is terrible.  Cremation services have been generously donated by a family member and his volunteer time  but other expenses will be very hard for them to cover with only a trickle of income.  I hate to see them this way Him worrying about her and money and she worrying about him and. Money. they are so very limited in there income. It sure would be nice if we could help lighten their already heavy load . They have been an inspiration to everyone who watches. She has fought valiantly and loved well. Please help my sweet Sis and Brother.
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Angela Millard Vermillion 
Organizer
White City, OR
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