Glioblastoma-Anna cheats death 3x needs your help

In 2001 our mother, Anna Friedman, suffered a burst brain aneurysm near her brain stem.  Complications and an additional aneurysm required 4 more brain surgeries. She survived all of that, had some limitations, but still enjoyed life as best she could. 

In September 2018, Anna was diagnosed with the deadliest form of glioblastoma brain tumor.  The tumor was successfully removed but the surgery and the cancer treatments have debilitated her, she lost her independence, she has developed trauma induced dementia, and her brain was not recognizing her left side.  As a result, she cannot be left alone.    

The expense of the aides has drained her savings and as such my sister and I are requesting donations to cover the in home aide assistance she needs. Slowly her brain is beginning to recognize her left side little by little and she is getting better.  She has even been told that she is presently “cancer-free” with no new growths,  truly a miracle.   However, she still needs 24/7 attention and has a long recovery path.

Anna very does well with visitors but since most family and friends are in New York we ultimately want to move her back to her home state of New York from Florida. This also requires help and support.

The funds would go directly into her account and be used for home health aides, medical and living expenses, and to help with her eventual move back to New York.  As a proud person, she is not aware that we are asking for your support although knowing she could stay in her home would give her peace of mind as her strong will to live continues.

Thank you so much for your love, support, and understanding – Mia and Gabriella

PS  The picture below of our beautiful mother was taken in 2005.



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Mia Mascitelli 
Deerfield Beach, FL

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