Rally for Renee!

Hello Everyone! We have started fundraising page for my mother, Renee Ward Prody! She was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma, for those of you who didn't already know, and has started surgeries and treatment that will hopefully lead to her remission. We have set up this campaign to relieve her of some of the medical bills she will have to pay out of pocket, about $30,000Not many of you know her story or what has been going on lately so here we go!Last March, Renee noticed a spot on her leg and thought it was just a blood blister. Then, in September, a family friend who is a doctor looked at it and told her she needed to have it looked at by a Doctor specializing in dermatology.  After being referred to a plastic surgeon to have the spot tested, she found out that it was melanoma. Her first surgery to have the spot removed was October 21st. Shortly after that, she made the hard decision to move away from her family and friends in Lake Ozark, MO to St. Clair, MO so she could be closer to Siteman Cancer Center where she would receive treatment. This unfortunately means that throughout her treatment and recovery, she will be living by herself. She is currently recovering from her last surgery that took place on December 22nd. Where the rest of the lymph nodes in her groin were removed to prevent the cancer from spreading more than it already had. Upon testing the lymph nodes, they discovered more cancer that was triple the size of what was found in October. Once she recovers from the surgery, she will begin treatment for the rest of her long road to remission. Renee is a mom of 5 (Steven, Bethanna, Ben, Christina, and Aaren), and has 1 grandchild (Elaina). We all appreciate any donations or shares on her behalf, and will keep everyone updated on her progress!

Donations ()

  • Kathy Sperry/nemeyer 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • Howard Coleman 
    • $200 
    • 22 mos
  • Jackie Menke 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Joyce Richardson 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • Nancy Beckum 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Bethanna Curtman 
Saint Clair, MO
Renee Prody 
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