Denise's Cancer Fight Fund

Denise and her sweet family are source of incredible positivity and kindness in their community. They have served in ministry in Reno for almost 5 years. But beyond that, Denise has gone out of her way to offer hope to others through selfless gestures. Last year, Denise became a surrogate to help her friends realize their dream of being parents. While delivering her friends’ baby girl via C-section, it was discovered that she had a rare form of cancer in one of her tubes. Though the news came as a shock, Denise’s outlook was nothing but positive telling people that had she not been a surrogate or had a C-section, the cancer would not have been found and what a miracle it was that it worked out the way it did. Denise went through various medical tests to see if and how much the cancer spread and a date for surgery was set.

Going into surgery, it seemed like the cancer was slow-growing and small, so it would be a simple procedure to remove what cancer was there, and Denise would be on a quick road to recovery; however, when the doctor performed the surgery, he found the cancer had spread throughout her abdomen. Due to the rarity of this type of cancer, Denise will need to undergo more surgeries and a special form of chemotherapy out of state.

Though Denise and Michael remain positive and continue to move forward with hope, the unknowns are overwhelming and the medical bills are rising. Michael has just gone back to school online through Bethel Seminary, and Denise works for a non-profit in town that serves victims of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and they have two small children. While they go through the fight against cancer, the last thing we want them to worry about is finances. Please consider donating to help this sweet family cover the costs of Denise’s medical care. Even the smallest amount is an enormous help.
  • Neal Zech 
    • 1,000 $ 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 5,000 $ 
    • 33 mos
  • Mary Fiala 
    • 250 $ 
    • 34 mos
  • Tammy Sisson 
    • 750 $ 
    • 34 mos
  • Ky Sisson 
    • 40 $ 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Annie Gunter 
Reno, NV
Denise Lieberknecht 
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