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Healing for Marcella

$23,605 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 6 months
Created April 24, 2018
Marcella is a beautiful young woman in our community who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, for the second time in her life. She has already been through so much more than most of us could comprehend, and yet this terrifying illness has come back. She is walking this road with an unbelievable grace and faith, and we want to come alongside her, to bless her and surround her with love.

Marcella, having already been through chemotherapy once and knowing exactly how difficult the treatment is, has decided on alternative treatments this time. Although there are very effective treatments now, like immunotherapy, they are not covered by any medical plans, and are very expensive. All the donations to this GoFundMe will be put towards the cost of Marcella's treatment and the financial strain of this cancer diagnosis.

Marcella é uma linda jovem da nossa comunidade que foi recentemente diagnosticada com câncer, pela segunda vez na sua vida. Ela já enfrentou muito mais do que a maioria de nós poderia compreender, e ainda assim essa terrível doença está de volta. Ela tem percorrido essa jornada com uma fé e graça inacreditáveis, e nós gostaríamos de suporta-la, abençoa-la e envolve-la com amor.

Marcella, tendo já passado por quimioterapia uma vez e sabendo quão difícil o tratamento é, optou por tratamentos alternativos dessa vez. Embora existam vários tratamentos efetivos agora, como imunoterapia, eles não cobertos por nenhum plano, e são muito caros. Todas as doações do GoFundMe serão direcionadas para o tratamento desse diagnóstico da Marcella.
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Hello generous friends and family! Marcella has an update for you!

Hi everyone! I am already in Mexico for treatment thanks to all of you! I am so happy to be here!
I only have the money for the first two weeks out of the 8 recommended. I am trusting the Lord for the provision and also for healing. I’ve been here in Tijuana only for a few days and have already seen many miracles happen at the clinic I chose. :) I will be the next one!
Every week here costs US$7.000 so for the whole treatment I still need to raise US$42.000. Please consider helping once more and also sharing with your friends and family.
May God bless you all in His abundantly ways. Love you all!
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Oi amigos e queridos da Marcella! Me desculpe pela falta de atualizações, eu (Megam, que comecei a campanha) estava mudando de país. Eu tenho uma atualização da Marcella para vocês.

Marcella teve boas respostas das terapias que ela escolheu, graças a Deus! Contudo, devido ao fato do cancer que ela está combatendo ser tão agressivo e tentando espalhar para outras partes seu médico recomendou que ela vá imediatamente ao México receber algumas vacinas modernas para completar o seu tratamento.

Infelizmente, devido a alguns achados recentes, o médico acha que apenas a imunoterapia não é forte suficiente para combater a esse cancer metastatico agressivo. No México eles frequentemente oferecem tratamentos mais rápidos que no Canadá e em outras partes do mundo, permitindo pacientes como a Marcella receber tratamentos que tem tido muito sucesso mas que ainda não foram aprovados. Essa é uma ótima oportunidade para ela e esperamos que ela receba um bom tratamento lá.

Então agora, ela não só precisa do dinheiro da imunoterapia no Canadá (CAD$4000 ou R$12000 a cada duas semanas), ela precisa do dinheiro para ir para o México e receber o tratamento recomendado. O custo do tratamento é US$35.400 (R$141.600) para 3 semanas de estadia mais vacinas para ela tomar por mais de um ano. Nós agradecemos todas as contribuições já feitas e encorajamos aqueles que puderem continuarem contribuindo para a cura da Marcella. Nós continuamos crendo que a saúde da Marcella será restaurada e ela sairá vitoriosa dessa.

Se você ora, por favor continue orando pela Marcella e pelo Henrique. Eles são imensamente gratos por cada oração e cada centavo doado.

Obrigada!

(This is not a new update, but a translation of the previous one into Portugese).
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Hello friends and loved ones of Marcella! Sorry for the lack of updates, I (Megan, who started the fundraiser) was moving countries. I have an update from Marcella for everyone.

Marcella had some good response through the therapies she chose, thank God! However, due to the fact that the cancer she is battling is so aggressive and is trying to spread to more places her doctor recommended for her to go to Mexico immediately to receive some modern vaccines in addition to her treatment plan.

Unfortunately, because of some recent findings, the Dr thinks that the immunotherapy just isn't powerful enough to get ahead of this aggressive, metastatic cancer. In Mexico they often approve medical treatments sooner than Canada, allowing patients like Marcella to receive treatments that are seeing lots of success but just haven't been approved yet. This is a great opportunity for her to get ahead of the cancer and we hope that she gets good treatment there.

So now, not only she needs the money for the immunotherapy in Canada (CAD$4000 every two weeks), she needs the money to head to Mexico and receive the treatment they offer. This treatment costs US$35.400 for 3 weeks stay plus vaccines for her to take for more than a year. We appreciate all the donations made so far and encourage all who are able to continue contributing to her healing journey. We still believe in future where Marcella is restored to full health and can claim victory over cancer.

If you pray, please continue to lift up Marcella and Henrique. They sincerely appreciate every prayer and every dollar given.

Thank you!
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We have now raised enough to fund TWO immunotherapy treatments for Marcella which is amazing. Imagine the burden off her shoulders knowing that they can save for future treatments and that these first two are covered! My dream goal is still set to 30K, as that would cover 3 months of treatment!

For those of you wondering what exactly immunotherapy is, I found this description from BC Cancer Agency helpful:
https://bccancerfoundation.com/blog/march-13-2013/immunotherapy-and-new-cancer-knowledge
(Keep in mind, this is from 2013 and the science has advanced a lot in 5 years!)

Please continue to share, every small donation is a gift of love!

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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