Michelle Coletti Houze is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Tanya Smith.
This is my Aunt Billie: a mom, a sister, a grandmother, an aunt and an otherwise FULL OF SPUNK kinda gal! Shes the gal who you could always spot in a crowd because she was bedazzled from head to toe with bright clothes and as many rhinestones as she could possibly wear. Shes the gal people used to look at and wonder where the heck she got her energy. She loves shopping at consignment stores, going to yard sales and spending time out with friends and family. In October 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer. She has been a warrior throughout the process. She started chemo, lost her hair, got sick but kicked its ASS. She went into remission and she was back to her spunky self. Recently, we have found out that her cancer is back with a nastiness we havent seen. Now its predominantly in her liver and her life is tough. After trying to stent her liver TWICE, she is now on radiation but she is very weak. Too weak to look after herself. The purpose of the GFM is to raise enough money to get at least half time home health care in to help take care of her and to help pay the mounting bills that come with this type of diagnosis. I know you dont know her but if you know me, her husband, her kids, her siblings or her friends, please donate! Home health care is not cheap and Medicare will only pay for 30 minutes at a time. What you quickly learn in a situation like this is that scheduling family to be there 50+ hours each week is difficult. Ideally, everyone would like to be able to be there all the time, but that just isnt realistic. My cousins, Tanya and Jenn as well as so many others, are there as much as they can be but they cant be there all the time and, quite frankly, they need a break every once in a while too! Home health care is such a great option but at $25/hr, it isnt cheap. This is why we are hoping that you will donate. Even $10. If all of our friends donated $10, we could easily hit this goal. Thank you in advance for helping! AND PLEASE SHARE THIS STORY! WE NEED TO RAISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
We also have an account set up at Arizona Federal under Tanya Smith but please make all checks payable to Billie Rich if you choose to do a check at the credit union.