Help Diana Ruiz Battle Stage 4 Lung Cancer

My Godmother and Auntie, Diana Ruiz has been a ray of sunshine for her family, friends, and loyal Nordstrom customers for many years. Now, it's time for us to return some sunshine and prove that hope is never lost. 

Recently, she began experiencing some rib and lower lumbar back pain. As a result of her undisclosed pain, she went to urgent care, the rib X-ray showed some inflammation. The ER doctor decided to do a chest X-ray and thanks to him, he discovered a nodule in her right lung that may have never been found. This was concerning since Diana has been a non-smoker her whole life and is otherwise healthy. 

Last month, we received shocking and life-changing news. Diana was diagnosed with Stage IV (NSCLC), Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Adenocarcinoma. This rare form of cancer is spreading, incurable, and non-operable.

After countless tests, oncologist visits, second opinions, and six radiation therapy sessions, Diana has finally started chemotherapy treatments. We have hope that with chemo, her quality of life may be somewhat improved and her life prolonged.

For those who know and already love her, Diana is a hardworking, generous, thoughtful, loving, and a woman of tremendous faith. She has a big heart and has taught me a lot about unconditional love, family, and loyalty.

Cancer has completely changed her life as well as our entire family’s. Your kind donation will go directly to Diana, so that she may fight for her life and continue paying for medical expenses and chemo treatment. Please keep this GFM campaign a secret from Diana so that we can surprise her this Christmas. Thank you for your generosity and thoughts.

God bless!


Mi madrina y tía, Diana Ruiz ha sido un rayo de sol para su familia, amigos y clientes leales de Nordstrom durante muchos años. Ahora es el momento de devolver un poco de sol y demostrar que la esperanza nunca se pierde.

Recientemente, comenzó a experimentar algo de dolor en las costillas y lumbares. Como resultado de su dolor no revelado, fue a atención urgente, la radiografía de las costillas mostró algo de inflamación. El médico de urgencias decidió hacer una radiografía de tórax y gracias a él, descubrió un nódulo en su pulmón derecho que tal vez nunca se haya encontrado. Esto era preocupante, ya que Diana no ha fumado toda su vida y, por lo demás, está sana.

El mes pasado, recibimos noticias impactantes y que cambiaron la vida. Diana fue diagnosticada con Adenocarcinoma de cáncer de pulmón de células no pequeñas en estadio IV (NSCLC). El cáncer se está extendiendo, es incurable y no operable.

Después de innumerables pruebas, visitas al oncólogo, segundas opiniones y seis sesiones de radioterapia, Diana finalmente ha comenzado los tratamientos de quimioterapia. Esperamos que con la quimioterapia su calidad de vida mejore un poco y su vida se prolongue.

Para quienes la conocen y ya la aman, Diana es una mujer trabajadora, generosa, reflexiva, amorosa y de tremenda fe. Tiene un gran corazón y me ha enseñado mucho sobre el amor incondicional, la familia y la lealtad.

El cáncer ha cambiado por completo su vida y la de toda nuestra familia. Su amable donación irá directamente a Diana, para que pueda luchar por su vida y seguir recibiendo tratamiento de quimioterapia. Gracias por su generosidad y pensamientos.

¡Dios bendiga!



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