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Help Lynne fight cancer

$11,051 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 29 days
Created April 23, 2018

Beloved wife, greatest mom, amazing grandma, daughter, sister, friend... Lynne Fisher is all of these and so much more. To my sisters and I, she is the greatest mother in the world and a devoted grandmother to our kids.

Lynne is also the bravest and strongest person I know. A true fighter.

She is battling cancer. In December, she injured her back and, since then, the pain in her back has grown more and more severe.  On April 21st, a CT scan showed that the cancer (likely breast cancer) has metastasized to bone in her lower spine. Officially, she has been diagnosed with metastatic disease of the spine.

Due to the agonizing bone pain, she is unable to sit or lie down for more than a few minutes at a time. She is barely able to sleep and during particularly bad flare ups, she requires physical assistance. Even when she can barely move and is in so much pain, her determination and positivity shines bright.

Lynne needs your help!

She urgently needs to begin treatment at a local integrative medical and healing facility that specializes in providing individualized, holistic treatment programs and state-of-the-art medical therapies for those diagnosed with cancer.

Our family is doing everything possible to support our mom and provide her with a treatment plan that will give her the best quality of life possible. Unfortunately, this treatment plan is very expensive and not covered by her insurance.

So we are calling on all of Lynne's family and friends, everyone who knows and loves her like we do, to help in her time of need.

Please donate to Lynne's Cancer Treatment Fund.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, will be cherished and help go to  her treatment. If all of our family and friends give just $10, we will be be able to afford the treatment. Please help us help our mom.


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Lynne pictured here with her three daughters and only granddaughter, taken at Thanksgiving last year.

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Lynne with two of her eight grandkids. Taken this April about two months after her eighth grandchild was born.

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Dear family and friends, Lynne was able to begin treatment at an integrative health facility last Thursday. Thank you for your support! The treatment usually runs eight-weeks, but is adjusted depending on how the individual responds and his/her individual needs.

Some of the immediate goals include boosting Lynne's immune system and getting her pain under control, which would in turn lower her blood pressure.

They have started a colon cleansing and organ detoxification process as well as making sure her lymphatic system is working. Soon they will begin targeting the cancer itself and there are various methods they will be using to do so.

Friday Lynne had a PICC line (peripherally inserted central catheter) inserted for all of the IVs and such she will be getting over the next eight weeks. If you know Lynne then you know she does not like needles and such things. But she did well, even though she calls the PICC line "that thing".

Lynne is currently on a very strict, well-balanced, raw diet that is very low in sugar (even natural sugar) to increase her nutrients while starving the cancer cells. She has most of her meals prepared for her at the facility, and I can attest that the food is quite delicious!

Due to the pain and weakness in her back and hips, Lynne is having a difficult time walking unassisted, but doctors are hopeful that it is temporary.

Lynne has her own personal goal that she is striving for: to hike the 15 mile Pemberton Trail loop at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in the fall. I'm going to do it with her!

On Mother's Day, my sisters and our families all got together at Mom and Dad's. Though tired from her first two days of treatment, Mom sang songs with the younger grandkids and had a good time.

Thank you, family and friends, for supporting Lynne and Tom during this difficult time. Your prayers, words of comfort, and generous gifts have encouraged us all, but Mom especially. It is still very early in her treatment, so we will keep you updated as we move forward.

Thank you for helping us help our Mom!

"We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks..." Psalm 75:1

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It's Friday and time for an update! First of all, we have raised around $11,000 for Lynne's fight with cancer and her story has been shared almost 300 times on Facebook alone. It is all due to your kindness and generosity. To everyone who has given a gift (whether here, offline, or in person), our whole family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!

Lynne had an appointment with an oncologist Wednesday to have more thorough tests run, including a biopsy. Thursday she had blood drawn. We are praying the test results arrive quickly so she can began treatment next week.

You may have noticed that our grand total has change slightly. It may be adjusted again as we figure out how much the treatment program will cost, how much we are able to cover ourselves, and how much we need help with. Our family has rallied behind Lynne and her decision to seek a more holistic treatment for this cancer. Especially our dad, Thomas, who has been working very hard for over a week to figure out the financial side of things.

Both Lynne and Thomas are extremely grateful for the donations that have helped to expedite mom's examinations and tests and secure her a place at the treatment facility.

Please continue to pray for Lynne! We truly believe in the power of prayer. Since last Sabbath, Lynne's pain has been a little bit more manageable, allowing her to sleep more this last week than she had the in previous ten weeks!

"...and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." James 5:16

THANK YOU for helping us help our mom!

#helpLynnefightcancer #prayersforLynne #trustingGod #supportsystem #10dollarsforLynne
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Good evening, dear family and friends! It is the end of Day 4 of the "10 Dollars for Lynne" drive, and we have reach the $9000! THANK YOU!! We also have some positive news to share with you.

I talked with Mom (Lynne) earlier this evening, and she told me that she was able to sleep last night and throughout the day today in blocks of about two hours at a time. Mom has not been able to sleep this much in the last 10 weeks, so this is a HUGE answer to our prayers!

Lynne said: "Praise the Lord for sleep and for loving prayers from around the world!"

So many people, from all over the world, have reached out to say they are praying. THANK YOU to everyone.

In other important news, Mom has an appointment scheduled for Wednesday with her oncologist for a biopsy and more thorough tests. So once we get the results back, we will have a clearer idea of what Mom is facing and will be able to plan the appropriate treatment.

This last week has truly been a whirlwind, and we cannot thank you enough for your kind words, prayers, and gifts during this difficult time.

Tomorrow, April 29th, is the last day of our "10 Dollars for Lynne" drive. If you are able to spare just $10 one time, you will help us reach our first goal of $15,000. It means a lot to Mom and Dad, taking the financial worries off their minds and allowing Mom to move forward with treatment quickly.

THANK YOU for helping us help our mom!

#prayersforLynne #helpLynnefightcancer #10dollarsforLynne #trustingGod #supportsystem
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It is Day 3 of our "10 Dollars for Lynne" drive! THANK YOU to everyone who has shared Lynne's story, shared messages of love and hope, and have prayed. Your kindness and generosity means so much to my mom and our whole family.

If you are seeing this for the first time, we are raising funds so my mom can start cancer treatment as quickly as possible. She was officially diagnosed with metastatic disease of the spine, meaning the cancer has spread to the bones in her lower back.

So between April 25-29, we are asking all our family, friends, and connections to give just $10 and encourage one other person to do the same. That is like skipping your morning Starbucks twice or your Chipotle lunch once. If everyone can spare a little, we can reach our first goal!

If you would like to give offline instead of through the GoFundMe, please message me privately.

So who is Lynne? Mom raised three girls, and we've each become productive members of society. Our Dad, Thomas Fisher, is a retired U.S. Marine, and growing up there were times his military obligations sent him away from the family. They say the only one tougher than a Marine is a Marine Wife, and that is our Mom. We lived in Okinawa for six years, away from extended family, and Dad was deployed some of the time. Mom has always been there for us. She was the one who called us in from playing at sunset, who enabled independence because she was “not a morning person”, who kept our home filled with music and laughter. She stayed up late recording herself reading "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis so we could have our very own audio book for long car rides.

Mom shared the secret family recipes, taught me to cook my first meal by myself (grilled cheese and tomato soup), and we would make cookies and delicious fudge at Christmas to share with neighbors. I remember one Thanksgiving on Okinawa, Mom cooked three turkeys and we shared a big meal with Dad's Marines who did not have family with them. One summer, we spent the entire afternoon taking turns reading "What is the teacher's toupee doing in the fish tank?" by Jerry Piasecki amidst fits of laughter.

Mom is that type of person. Hardworking, selfless, and with a great sense of humor. She encourages our dreams but is always honest in her feedback. She is the person I turn to when I need advice or prayer. She is the rock of our family.

Mom has always been there for us girls. It’s time that we give just a little bit of that back. We need $15,000 to start Mom's treatment. With your support, we are over halfway there!

THANK YOU for helping us help our mom. God bless!

#10dollarsforLynne #prayersforLynne #helpLynnefightcancer #trustinginGod #supportsystem #CaresSharesPrayers
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Raised by 61 people in 29 days
Created April 23, 2018
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