Neila's Journey With Cancer Continues

Neila Smith is an amazing person whose kindness, grace, and joy of life is apparent from the moment you meet her. Whether you knew her from her 25 years in broadcast journalism or decades as a yoga and fitness instructor, her warmth and humor inspire everyone fortunate enough to have her in their life.

Neila has previously dealt with cancer in her life four times, and unfairly and unfortunately, she has been diagnosed with the disease again. The prognosis for eradication is optimistic, but the surgery and recovery will take months. Since Neila and her loving husband Mark are both self-employed, their income will be severely impacted during this time and they are understandably concerned about financial issues.

We are requesting funds to help them pay for medical costs not covered by insurance as well as living expenses.

Please consider donating to aid Neila and Mark. Your contribution will help alleviate their anxiety around expenses so they can focus their energy on returning Neila to good health.

In a brief update, Neila underwent extensive surgery to remove the newest cancer and rebuild everything removed in the process. As of this writing, on November 7th, 2022 she has come out of surgery with very hopeful results. Now begins a very long recovery. With the prayers and good wishes of all those who know her, we feel sure she will shine among us again!
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Bea Martin
Portland, ME
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