Mother of two has brain cancer

Mary and I are setting up a fundraising campaign to help our childhood friend, Melissa. Melissa is trying to fight brain cancer, and unfortunately is not doing well. 

Melissa, her children, and her parents would greatly appreciate any financial assistance at this difficult time. 

Please take a moment to read the letter from her parents, Carla and Zen Seidel. 

Our daughter, Melissa Booze (Seidel), was diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma, a rare brain tumor, in 2013. The tumor took up a big portion of Melissa's brain. It was inoperable, but Melissa had radiation and chemo. 

By 2017, the tumor had grown so much that Melissa had to start chemo again.  In the past few months, she has lost most of her ability to speak and to process communication. 

Melissa's right arm and leg are weak which has put her in a wheelchair. She has fallen several times when she tried to walk on her own.

Melissa's Oncologist let us know we should get her affairs in order, and she started a stronger, harsher chemo treatment. We brought Melissa home after 2 weeks in the hospital and a week in a nursing facility to care for her ourselves after she had a really bad fall. 

We could really use help with all the supplies and equipment she needs so we can care for her.

Melissa has 2 sweet, beautiful children. Jason is 13 and Kaylee is 8. Kaylee doesn't even remember when her Mommy didn't have cancer. 

Melissa loves her children so much and would love to have the opportunity to do fun things with them,  and to do things on her bucket list. 

We would really appreciate any help you could give us.

Thank you so much and God bless, 
Zen and Carla Seidel
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Organizer and beneficiary

Elizabeth Holloman 
Olympia, WA
Carla Seidel 
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