Help Michelle and family - Stage 4 breast cancer

My sister Michelle (Half-Pint) was just diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer just days before her 40th birthday. It started with a lump in her breast, which then turned into finding a second lump in the same breast. A PET scan showed areas on her sternum and T4 spine that were suspicious for metastatic disease. A biopsy on her spine came back positive for cancer. She has been told she is "incurable", but she has a porta cath implanted in her chest to receive chemo treatments. Although she is incurable, they are hoping to slow the progression or even stop it. Her treatment will never end. Her 1st treatment was on July 6th. The day of her oldest daughter's 17th birthday. She will be receiving her 3rd treatment on July 20th. Her treatments are weekly, and at this point she has to drive 1.5 hours to Sioux Falls, SD to get her chemo and other appointments done. Although she is doing great with treatments and feeling good, it's getting hard to keep missing work due to surgeries and chemo treatments. Any donations, large or small would be so greatly appreciated in this time of need.  Michelle and Michael also have another daughter that is 10 years old. Michael has also had to miss work to help her go to Sioux Falls for appointments.  Medical bills are coming in and even with insurance  there's still a ton to pay.  Please help my sister. She's a mom, a wife, a daughter, and a metastatic breast cancer "thriver".

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  • Brad Sanderson 
    • $100 
    • 13 d
  • Nicholas Thompson 
    • $23 
    • 13 d
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    • $10 
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    • $50 
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  • Melissa Yilmaz 
    • $50 
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Michelle Schwerdtfeger 
Burnsville, MN
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