Lisa's Fight

My beautiful mother Lisa recently received some devastating news. My mom was recently diagnosed with stage 4 NSCLC lung cancer. The cancer has begun to spread to her kidneys and brain. She celebrated her 50th birthday in Boston at Dana Farber Cancer Institute seeking medical advice. She will be returning home to Missouri to begin treatments where she will be starting two types of Chemotherapy as well as  Immunotherapy.

She is a single, devoted mother of 5 boys, 4 under the age of 15 and who live with her in MO. My mom has always been a hard worker, she's devoted to her kids and spends her time volunteering as an active and cherished member of the church community. For eight years she worked at The Hiding Place for women in crisis. She helped establish a home structure and also give support and specialized care.
Before her diagnosis she was working as a driver at Tantone Industries a not-for-profit, sheltered workshop, providing meaningful employment to adults with disabilities in Taney County. 

Now she is unable to work during this difficult time. Between bills, transportation, child care and meals, providing for herself and her boys is a challenge. Her community and friends in MO are amazing and have been providing meals, giving her rides, and lending cars. Religion plays a very big role is Lisa’s life. She believes that her strong faith in the lord will get her and her boys through this difficult time. Let's help a mom, a daughter, and a friend on her journey beat this devastating disease.
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Matt Amabello 
Somerville, MA
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