FIRED FOR HAVING CANCER

$1,720 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 49 months
Melissa Sansom  TOLEDO, OH

Hello, My name is Melissa and 4 months ago my world was tossed around and is still spinning!!In August was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer.It's a very scary and dark thing to hear, but fighting the cancer is only part of it. In the past 4 months I have had 3surgeries,2 biopsies,2 major infections and am now going thru chemotheraphy treatments. Once the chemo is over its on to radiation. Well,I have a great family and wonderful friends, but there is only so much they can do,afterall they all have their own families to care for. I have worked my whole life,NEVER asked for any help before and find this very difficult to do. My problem is if I don't work I don't get paid. I have been on a FMLA leave but get NO financial assistance other than $200 monthly in food stamps. I live alone and haven't been able to pay my bills since mid Sept(didnt take long to go thru my savings) My landlord has been great but can't wait much longer. I have 5 grandchildren and I can not even buy them a Christmas.Two of my young grandchildren had birthdays last month and I was not even able to buy them a gift.Well,until today I at least had a job to go back to.This morning I was informed that after 6 &1/2years of full time employment I was terminated today because I "haven't healed quickly enough" I'm so sorry to ask (and embarrased)for any kind of financial assisstance you could help me with.You'd be suprised how much $10 is when you don't have it. Thank you and God Bless you!!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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Update 59
Posted by Melissa Sansom
39 months ago
Hi everyone!! Sorry its been so long, recovery is not what I expected...but I'm getting there!! Took a job at Biaggis(I liked it there) but just wasnt as ready as I thought. The management was so cool about it..and told me just come back when I am really ready....you all know how unforgiving restaurant work can be on your body!! Fall is here already and the leaves will be changing so soon...where did summer go this year? Thank you for all your support...cant wait to see everyone! Love & Hugs
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Update 58
Posted by Melissa Sansom
42 months ago
Hi! Its been awhile, but lots has happened in that time!! I am done with radiation and of course chemo, and am now begining a lymphadema clinic and then I will be officially in recovery!! I am actually doing pretty well, although I do still suffer from long term side effects(from chemo)...severe bone pain and pretty nasty nuropethy but I'll take it over that horriffic chemo any day of the week!!Hope to be back to work maybe in September! Having the summer off sounds fun, but I'd much rather be working! And then I would be able to financially enjoy it!!! At this rate it should be a long ,hot,steamy broke summer!! Thats ok though...at least I'm here!Don forget to keep in touch and remember I think of you all daily! And boy oh boy I sure do miss everyone!! Hey I'm REALLY getting hair now..pretty cool!! MIss you all, Hugs & Loves, Mel
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Update 57
Posted by Melissa Sansom
43 months ago
Thank you so much to my amazing family..each one of you are so special to me and I love you so very deeply. Truly, I would have not gotten this far in my recovery without you guys..Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! I love you, I love you,I love you!!!XOXOXO
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Update 56
Posted by Melissa Sansom
43 months ago
Hello again! Hope this finds everyone doing well! Just wanted to share with you my REALLY good news..NO MORE TREATMENTS..none,zilch,nada,no more ever again!!!Pretty cool, huh? I will have lots of follow up stuff, but no more gruelling treatments!!Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful support you have bestowed on me!! Please keep those prayers active, I can use all the help I can get!!Much Love,Mel
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Tom Condon
49 months ago

You are quite welcome. I know we don't know each other but you are a friend of a friend and when I read your story I had to help out. You are an inspiration. God bless!

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Lisa Zawlocki
49 months ago

Good Luck - I don't know you well but if you dealt with Tony that long you must be tough! I'm living paycheck to paycheck so I don't have any money to donate but know you will be in my prayers every night. God bless

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Amanda O'Connor
49 months ago

You look great Melissa!!

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Sarah Oaker
49 months ago

Awww Mel! You look great!! It actually looks super cute!! :)

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Melissa Sansom
49 months ago

Thank you to everyone,Happy Holidays, I LOVE YOU

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Amanda O'Connor
49 months ago

You got this Mel! xo

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$1,720 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 49 months
Created November 12, 2012
$100
Anonymous
44 months ago
$200
Anonymous
46 months ago
TO
$25
The OConnors
48 months ago
$20
Anonymous
48 months ago
MR
$25
Matt, Sarah,& Mason Robertson
48 months ago

Melissa, you are such a strong, inspirational women. Matt and I miss you and are keeping you in our prayers.

AK
$100
Asha Kesireddy
49 months ago

Melissa, I have been thinking of you. We all miss seeing your beautiful face at the bar. Stay strong!

VJ
$5
vincent jackson
49 months ago

I dont have much but whatever litttle bit that can help, going through hard times myself but you inspire me, that times can always be harder. God Bless

KM
$50
Kristie & Rick Molnar
49 months ago

You are one strong beautiful woman Melissa. May God be at your side every step of the way. You truly are an inspiration to everyone around you. We are here for you!!

RW
$200
Robbie Weinberg
49 months ago

Miss seeing you on Friday nights. Get better quickly.

RP
$50
Raquel Perez
49 months ago
Tom Condon
49 months ago

You are quite welcome. I know we don't know each other but you are a friend of a friend and when I read your story I had to help out. You are an inspiration. God bless!

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Lisa Zawlocki
49 months ago

Good Luck - I don't know you well but if you dealt with Tony that long you must be tough! I'm living paycheck to paycheck so I don't have any money to donate but know you will be in my prayers every night. God bless

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Amanda O'Connor
49 months ago

You look great Melissa!!

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Sarah Oaker
49 months ago

Awww Mel! You look great!! It actually looks super cute!! :)

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Melissa Sansom
49 months ago

Thank you to everyone,Happy Holidays, I LOVE YOU

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Amanda O'Connor
49 months ago

You got this Mel! xo

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