Her name is Mary Burpo, but those near and dear to her know her as Mama Mary. It is a name most encompassing of her personality. She has a been a nurse since 1992. She has cared for countless patients over the years, devoting her life to specializing in the care of cancer. Mama Mary has seflessly given herself up to so many people in need. She has become a role model to nurses, new and old, insipring them to continue learning, empathizing, and figthing alongside those you care for.
In October, Mary was met with the diagnosis of metastatic colon cancer. Just weeks prior, her daughter was given the same diagnosis. Mama Mary is a woman of her word, as she has told many before her, she will fight. Her resilience and tenacity will not waver.
Mary is a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a friend. She is an imporatant part of so many people's lives. I believe that it is the world attempting to give back the amount of love she offers everyone around her.
We are setting up this GoFundMe because we know the world is not always kind, but we know that kind people encompass it. We want Mama Mary to have as much help as possible. She's not only fighting for herself and fighting for her daughther. She wants to continue to fight for people like you.
- Logan Cusack
- Cecilia Belknap
- Barbara O’Malley
- Robin Fabrega
- Angelica Agbayani
Palm Desert, CA