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Mom-Daughter Duo Fighting Breast Cancer Together

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Hello, we're Regan (cousin and niece) and Susie (auntie and sister), and we're reaching out on behalf of our beloved Julie Ranoa and her mom, Janis. In an unimaginable twist of fate, both Julie and Janis have been diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time and their family is in desperate need of our support.

Julie is a single mother who works hard to provide for her 8-year-old daughter, Kailea. She received her diagnosis in November 2022 and has been scraping funds together to help cover the medical bills. Devastatingly, on June 6, 2023, her mother Janis, who is a retired school teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. The impact of this dual diagnosis on their family is indescribable.

Now, more than ever, they require our financial assistance to navigate the challenging road ahead. Julie is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy/immunotherapy and is scheduled for breast surgery in San Francisco. Her treatment will continue until January 2024, including radiation and ongoing immunotherapy. Janis will soon begin her own treatment journey, starting with surgery. Remarkably, they are both facing breast surgeries in the same month of July.

To compound matters, it was recently discovered that both Janis and Julie carry an inherited genetic mutation called PALB2, responsible for their breast cancer. This rare occurrence affects only 10% of breast cancer cases and is believed to have been passed down from Janis' mother. Sadly, they only became aware of this mutation in April 2023, missing the opportunity for preventative measures.

Needless to say, the costs are mounting and this Ranoa family urgently needs your support to make it through— any contribution will help. All funds raised will directly benefit Janis and Julie Ranoa. If you prefer not to use GoFundMe, you can also donate through Zelle to Julie's cell at 3109944852.

Your generous donations will help cover:

  • Vital treatments and surgeries for both Janis and Julie
  • Out-of-pocket insurance expenses for their medical care
  • Travel costs to San Francisco for Julie's surgery
  • Meal deliveries to alleviate the burden of cooking
  • Replacing missed work income for Julie
  • Helping provide support for Kailea, Julie's 8-year-old daughter
  • And so much more...

Please join us in standing with Julie and Janis during this difficult time. Together, we can provide them with the strength and resources they need to overcome this tremendous challenge.

With much love,
Regan & Susie


  • Bruce THURMAN
    • $25 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Sandi Anderson
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Jennifer Bowman
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Sherri Mcclendon
    • $20 
    • 4 mos

Fundraising team: Ranoa Support Team (2)

Regan Ranoa
Agoura Hills, CA
Julie Ranoa
Susan Hauck Wallis
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