Maria Kicks Breast Cancer

For over 35 years, Maria have been in the health care industry taking care of the weak and feeble. Patients, her children, mom now 86 and her brother 63, that has been in her care for the last 23 years. All she knows is to put there needs before her own . It’s crazy but as a daughter, a mother, a nurse, and caregiver it’s innate. She never imagines that she could do anything better than to take care of people. Today, Maria is fighting the pink battle. August of this year, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Maria blames herself. She feels she contracted this disease because she didn’t take enough “ME” time, then stressors got a hold of her cells and have attacked her DNA genes. She doesn’t regret having enough love and compassion to do what she have done. In fact, she never claimed to do it by herself. Maria always says, “It’s Gods grace that has gotten me through taking care of those I cared for.” She never felt it was her strength, but the strength of the Lord himself. Still that doesn’t change where she’s at today. Maria know that God is not disappointed with her. As Maria posted this to her FB wall “God still loves me, has a plan for me and He will let me live to fulfill His plan and purpose in my life. I also know that the God who breathed life into me is not responsible for my pink condition. The God I trust is going to walk this entire journey with me, holding me by His righteous right hand and so are the people who love me. I AM NOT ALONE. The great “I AM“ has got me!!! Thank you Jesus.” Me and the rest of Maria’s co- workers are all devastated by this sudden news and are asking for your support to assist with current medical and living expenses as Maria is a single mom and her biggest concern is not being able to provide for her family. Maria decided to go for short term disability. As much as she would like to work, her body just can’t bear the side effects of chemotherapy like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, pain and not to mention hair loss and so much more. As a single mom, she needs all of your help. Please take a moment to consider donating to Maria as no contribution is too small to make an impact. If you can’t donate please share. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Marisa Ayala 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $70 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Helvia Tumabang 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
Maria Mckellop Irizarry 
Beneficiary
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