Marinelli family fundraiser

Lisa and Kris Marinelli are in middle of one of life's scariest situations. Something that always happens to " other people" not us- not our friends. The Marinellis found out a month ago that Kris has stage 4 esophageal cancer. Kris started out just not feeling well- not very hungry - and just tired. When the diagnosis of cancer came back to them- they were absolutely blindsided . Cancer wasn't even in their thought process of what was happening with Kris - and now it is their reality. Immediately he was given a feeding tube as he could not swallow because of the large tumor in his esophagus. The good news - the tumor is responding to the first round of chemo! Kris has been able to swallow some soft foods, and that is a great sign. However, as you can imagine they have a long road ahead of them. Kris obviously is not able to work during his treatments, Lisa is trying to work, take care of Kris and be a mom of two very active kids. It is so hard to believe this is happening to them. Most of us have been friends with them since high school- and it is just so hard to wrap our minds around the fact that this is happening to a family we love- people who have been in our lives so long , that we have literally grown up together, and so easily this could be you or me.
Anything that you can give- will help them get through this tough time- and we are their friends, their community, and helping them get through this is just something we should do! Thank you for any help you can give.
(Huge thank you to Michelle Smith Morgan for the assist with the eloquent words!!! Xoxo)
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristina Barnett Sherman 
Fruit Cove, FL
Lisa Marinelli 
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