Support for Maya's Stage IV Cancer Treatment

My friend Maya Raven Skye needs your help.

About 10 months ago she was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer. She went through a brutal treatment plan of radiation, chemotherapy, and implanted radiation. While the treatment worked on the cervix, the cancer metastasized to her lungs, spleen and abdomen.

She is  a single mother of a beautiful 5 year old son.

She really wants to live to see him grow. She is  terrified of leaving him without a mother in the world.

The traditional western model has determined that she will die, not offering many treatment options.

Her only course of action now is to get herself into a clinic that offers both treatment and hope that she may live. She is committed to living and we believe in miracles. 

The funds raised here on GoFundMe will go to supporting Maya's alternative treatment and sending her to a clinic immediately. Funds will also go to supporting her son Lydian during this difficult time. 


This is Maya's most recent Facebook post:


"Dear friends and community. I know I haven't posted in awhile about my cancer. I'm posting now because I need and asking for all the prayers possible. The tumors metastisize to my lungs and spleen and near the abdomen. I was strong for while knowing I have stage 4 cervical cancer but over the holidays and most recent my health declined. The pain I feel is about an 8 and I have a hard time standing. Walking is better and helps the pain but I can't walk long distances anymore. My iron is completed depleted as the cancer is eating my blood. So I'm extremely fatigue. According to the recent blood tests I'm going need to go to an alternative clinic asap or I'm going die. I'm choosing to live and do everything I can to get to the best clinic. I am fighting this and need to embrace all that I need to endure to beat this. I believe in miracles. This is not how I'm going to die and I will see my son grow up and be there for him despite what my oncologist. I'm grateful for all the love and support! Thank you for listening. I love you. "


Maya’s best chance for living is to attend a clinic that offers comprehensive immunotherapy. The cost of the treatment alone is at minimum 25,000 for one 3 week round plus all travel expenses. She will likely need to do more than one round. As I’m sure you can understand, with being a single parent of a 5 year old boy and fighting stage 4 cancer, it has been impossible for her to work.

We are reaching out for support to help save Maya's life. Maya has a huge heart and has always done her best to help others, even when she has been in need. It is her turn to receive support. This is her last and only course of action, since without this treatment she will have to have to move into palliative care soon. This is a situation where immediate action is required for her to have a chance at living longer. 

Please give if you can and share wide and far. 

Your support means the world to us and we are so, so grateful for the community that is rallying together to support Maya and Lydian during this time. 


THANK YOU



MAYA,  MELANIE AND NIKKI

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Donations

  • Shereen Khan 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Joe Hauler 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Michael Miersma 
    • $15 
    • 2 mos
  • Jeff Blair 
    • $15 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Melanie Peitzke 
Organizer
Raised $1,888 from 26 donations
Portland, OR
Maya Raven Skye 
Beneficiary
Shayne Berry 
Team member
Raised $582 from 7 donations
Adam Merrin 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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