For many years she has dealt with diabetes and never has it gotten her down.
About a year ago she dealt with a bleeding issue that left her with an infection in her foot and damaged kidney's!!!! She is now on dialysis three times a week and recently had to have her foot removed...Yes she cried but looked towards the positive and felt blessed. She has worked hard getting around in her wheel chair, popping it in the car, driving herself to dialysis all with a smile. She showed up at her 30th reunion (which she help put together) and had the hugest smile. Everyone asked how she was but she turned it around and wanted to hear about their lives!
It doesn't end here...at the reunion breakfast she told a few of us she had a lump in her breast...it's cancer. How does she handle this?!!! She tells me, "There's no mistake that I am receiving my prosthetic leg so quick. It's so I can walk and take myself to chemo and heal". Didn't miss a beat!! She goes on to say,"You know the one foundation I have always supported was breast cancer". Crying, "I need to help others...I want to help others"!
Please help Marissa by donating what you can so she can get all the help she needs.
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