Mary Jane's Helper Fund

My mom, Mary Jane Benenson, has been fighting metastatic breast cancer for over a year now.  She was first diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago and as a result had a double mastectomy as well as an intense chemotherapy regimen. It was successful, and she was "cancer free" for several years. In December 2016, she found out that her cancer was back. Since then, she's been on the roller coaster of good news and bad news, doctors appointments and medical procedures. In January of this year, we found out that the cancer has spread to her brain, which definitely raises the stakes in her treatment. She was treated by the amazing doctors at Beaumont with gamma knife radiation, and we are still waiting to find out how successful the procedure was. 

Mary Jane has been unable to work due to her illness and is concerned that staying in her home may not be a financially viable option for much longer. Any donations made will go straight to helping her pay bills and monthly expenses and would be greatly appreciated. 

Mary Jane is an extremely proud mother of one, and loves to brag to everyone about her daughter. She has two wonderful cats, and likes to spend time snuggling with them and watching them play. She loves going to the beach,  spending time with family and friends, and of course, eating! (And often planning the next meal!)

Cancer is stressful enough, but add to that the stress of being short on money...and it quickly becomes overwhelming. Everyone who knows Mary Jane says that she is the toughest and strongest person they've ever met, but even so, she's struggling to fight all of the complications that cancer brings. 

Any help would be immensely appreciated and would mean the world to her and everyone that loves her.

  • Teri Fenner 
    • $25 
    • 48 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Michael Merriman  
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Daniel Dailey  
    • $200 
    • 48 mos
  • Jessica Fink 
    • $250 
    • 48 mos
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Alyse Benenson 
Chicago, IL

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