Help Monic's Fight Against Cancer

$7,780 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 105 people in 46 months
Miranda Lyn  PETALUMA, CA

My sister Monic, (pronounced Monique) was recently diagnosed as having Stage 3 Breast Cancer with presence in the local lymph node.  Since our family has no history of cancer, this was a devastating shock that has hit our family extremely hard.  Monic’s company-approved medical leave will be exhausted in May, at which time she will be responsible to pay a significant out of pocket expense for medical/dental insurance, not including her regular monthly financial obligations.  Monic is a single mother of 2 and works a fulltime job to provide for herself and youngest daughter Lexi, who is only 12 years old.

Due to the large size of the mass that was found, Monic must first undergo a mininum of five months of chemotherapy treatments in hopes of decreasing the size of the mass before surgery.  After surgery is performed, she will then begin a series of radiation treatments which will continue for several more months.  During this time, she will be unable to work and will only receive a small portion of her regular income, through long-term disability benefits.

Monic is one of the strongest, proudest and independent women I know, so please understand that asking for help is simply not in her nature.  My sister is, and always has been a fighter—confronting the ongoing daily challenges of Fibromyalgia and overcoming post-partum depression.  It was the most recent occurrence of sciatica related back pain, which led to the discovery of this horrible cancer.  Since her doctor combined the sciatica with the recently discovered cancer, causing her to be temporarily out of work, Monic had to use up all of the available time off that she had accrued.  Now she has no more sick or vacation time and has received no income since mid-March, and treatment hasn’t even started yet!

This funding effort will help Monic during her battle against cancer and help ease her mind about financial burdens, so she can focus on healing and beating this deadly disease.  All donations will be used to help cover the cost of medical expenses and insurance, rent, transportation and additional needs as they arise over the upcoming year.

No donation is too small, every bit helps and we graciously thank all who support her!

                      Thank you for your supprt!

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Update 9
Posted by Miranda Birden
34 months ago
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Happy & Healthy Friday,

It was this time a year ago when Monic and our family learned of her cancer diagnosis and nothing has been the same since. Through tears and pain, laughter and hope, Monic continues, and will continue for years, treatments in her battle against cancer. She is winning the fight, but it is an continued battle.

The most sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone - be they family, friends, acquaintances or strangers - who have sent their prayers, well wishes and positive energy throughout the year. Your healing energy has been felt throughout, even during the darkest hours.

Even if she doesn't know, Monic was my first best friend, showing me lessons in life that I still hold dear as an adult. Even now, she continues to teach me what it means to be strong, to preserve, to never give up...to fight.

Thank you everyone for your support, your prayers, and your energy throughout the year.



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Update 8
Posted by Miranda Birden
37 months ago
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Today, Jan 5th, is my amazing sister's birthday! While many get the pleasures of celebrating birthdays with cakes and drinks and parties, Monic continues get fight to overcome cancer with chemotherapy and almost DAILY radiation treatments. My sister fights...she fights the side effects, the pain, financial uncertainty, but she fights.
So today, please take a moment to wish Monic a happy birthday, share her story, help our fundraising efforts go viral so she can celebrate her birthday today and many more to come.
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Update 7
Posted by Miranda Birden
39 months ago
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Hello everyone!

Super excited to announce that Rosita's Fine Mexican Restaurant will host a dining fundraiser ALL DAY Monday, October 19th.

Rosita's will graciously donate 15% of all dine in and take out orders (including alcohol) at both locations to Monic's medical funds when the attached flyer is presented during regular business hours.

Mesa Location: 2023 W Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ
Tempe Location: 960 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ

I will be at the Tempe location from 7 pm - 9 pm for a dinner party. If you can't make the dinner party, not a problem! They are accepting the flyer ALL DAY LONG! Just present the flyer to the server any time

All event details are available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510660629244847/


Monic continues chemo treatments and managing her side effects and thanks everyone for their continued support, prayers and spirit.
Fundraiser Flyer
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Update 6
Posted by Miranda Birden
40 months ago
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Monic's mastectomy and lymph removal yesterday was successful and she’s currently recovering; eating well and vitals look good. Wanted to give everyone a heads up post surgery and will continue to update as recovery progresses.
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Jacki Chretien
37 months ago

Mo! Me and my Boss have you in our prayers! Love you!

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Toni Garioto Hawthorne
37 months ago

Happy birthday, Monic!!! Thinking of you and praying for your recovery!

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Monisa Sturm
43 months ago

Monic, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are a strong woman and have overcome much in your life, you WILL overcome this too. Fight, fight, fight! Much love and healing to you.

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PJ Lange
43 months ago

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you . Sending prayers your way . Big hug to you .

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Emily Flores
45 months ago

Hey Girl! Please reach out to me! I would love to see you! Prayers and positive vibes your way! I've been there! Stay stron my beautiful friend! (707) 704-2706 call me anytime!

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Sharon Cresci
45 months ago

Monica, I'm sorry about your bout with cancer. I'm unable to donate at this time. I would do the walk for the cure and my prayers go out to you and your family. Much love?

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Debbie Pardini-Bartleson
45 months ago

Monica, I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this. Cancer sucks.. It has affected so many lives :( At this time in life prayers for you is what I can do and I will defiantly will ask God to help you through this! You are a strong woman and will Kick Cancets Ass! . One day at a time. Sending love.❤️❤️❤️

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Teri Johnson
45 months ago

Monic I will keep you in my prayers and I know how strong you are since I've known you since you were a little girl. You got this and I'm here if need and thing.

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Jacki Chretien
37 months ago

Mo! Me and my Boss have you in our prayers! Love you!

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Toni Garioto Hawthorne
37 months ago

Happy birthday, Monic!!! Thinking of you and praying for your recovery!

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Monisa Sturm
43 months ago

Monic, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are a strong woman and have overcome much in your life, you WILL overcome this too. Fight, fight, fight! Much love and healing to you.

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PJ Lange
43 months ago

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you . Sending prayers your way . Big hug to you .

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Emily Flores
45 months ago

Hey Girl! Please reach out to me! I would love to see you! Prayers and positive vibes your way! I've been there! Stay stron my beautiful friend! (707) 704-2706 call me anytime!

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Sharon Cresci
45 months ago

Monica, I'm sorry about your bout with cancer. I'm unable to donate at this time. I would do the walk for the cure and my prayers go out to you and your family. Much love?

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Debbie Pardini-Bartleson
45 months ago

Monica, I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this. Cancer sucks.. It has affected so many lives :( At this time in life prayers for you is what I can do and I will defiantly will ask God to help you through this! You are a strong woman and will Kick Cancets Ass! . One day at a time. Sending love.❤️❤️❤️

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Teri Johnson
45 months ago

Monic I will keep you in my prayers and I know how strong you are since I've known you since you were a little girl. You got this and I'm here if need and thing.

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