Melissa’s Medical Fund - “F” Cancer

Our sweet cousin Melissa is fighting advanced stage ovarian cancer... and the mounds of medical bills that come with expensive cancer treatments.  She went in just before Christmas to have her gallbladder removed, however, they quickly found her gallbladder wasn’t the issue.  She has been undergoing aggressive chemo treatments, has a big surgery on March 19th, followed by more rounds of chemo.  It is going to be awhile before she can go back to work.  Maggie and I want to do everything we can to help her, Brian and the kids.  They are that incredible family that have always, always been there for us and anyone in the community in need.

Melissa’s diagnosis was a bit of an extra hard hit on our family.  Mel & I lost both our moms (sisters) to cancer just a very short few short years ago... and our grandfather.  Those of us left standing are tough & we stick together, but clearly our resources are tapped after the amount of medical treatments our moms/aunts & grandfather needed.  If you can donate it will be truly appreciated - and trust me, our family always pays it forward.  Even if you can’t, just sharing Melissa’s go fund me link would be the best!!!

With nothing but love from us girls!
Shanna & Maggie

Donations ()

  • Marzena Plecki 
    • $150 
    • 16 mos
  • Lynn McMaster 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Rachel Gehrke  
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Sean Hall 
    • $20 
    • 16 mos
  • Kate Valentine 
    • $25 
    • 16 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Shanna Dutton 
Organizer
Mokena, IL
Melissa Schmieder 
Beneficiary
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