Help Julia Beat Cancer

$37,640 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 395 people in 28 months
Sarah Elizabeth
on behalf of Julia F Salerno
 STATEN ISLAND, NY
Update 8/01/2017
PLEASE continue to help us reach our new goal!

After a successful lumpectomy this spring, Julia's tumor was removed. Upon further analysis, her cancer was re-diagnosed as  Ewing's Sarcoma. This is a very rare cancer that grows in bones and soft tissues around bones, such as cartilage or the nerves. It trypically occurs in children and young adults, and is highly uncommon for adults. Julia's sarcoma was located on her chest wall, and because of its location, it was originally diagnosed as breast cancer. 

Because of the new diagnosis, Julia will have to continue chemotherapy. The new medication administered during her chemo may affect her fine motor skills and may cause numbness to her hands. She's usually very exhausted after chemo treatments and requires help with her children. 

Julia and Chris were traveling to Manhattan for each round of chemo (chemo is now administered closer to Julia's home). Parking and their hotel cost about $1,000 each trip when they have to come down to NYC. Your donation will help to cover those travel expenses, lost wages, and medical expenses not covered by insurance. 

If you would prefer to donate via PayPal, you may send donations directly to Julia's email address, 
Mav510@msn.com

THANK YOU!

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In November 2016, my future sister-in-law Julia was diagnosed with metaplastic breast cancer (click the link for specific information). This type of breast cancer is extremely rare and agressive, and it accounts for fewer than 1% of all breast cancers. Treatment for this cancer is tricky as it can have metastasis (when the cancer has spread beyond the breast).

Julia is a wife and a mother to three children. Her diagnosis is a shock to us all.

Julia will be starting three rounds of chemo soon. Her tumor is very large (around 5-6cm), and it is attached to the chest wall. She will be reassessed after her first round of chemo to see if her tumor is shrinking. If chemo is unsucessful, she will have surgery. Post surgery, she will need radiation every day for six weeks. Her treatment will most likely continue until June 2017.

Julia and her family live in Poughkeepsie, NY. Because she is being treated by experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, NY, her travel expenses are upwards of $50 per day. Each day Julia travels to New York City for treatment, she and her husband Chris are unable to work. Your donation would not only cover their travel expenses, they would also cover their lost wages.

Julia has already had multiple ultrasounds, biopsies, MRIs, and a PET scan. Your donation will also help to cover the cost of any treatment her insurance will not cover.

If you would prefer to donate via PayPal, send donations directly to Julia's email address: Mav510@msn.com

Thank you all for reading and considering Julia's long road ahead. PLEASE help spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and family.

Here are some photos of Julia and her beautiful family:





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Today is Julia's ninth, and hopefully, final round of chemo.
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Update from Julia : I just finished my 8th round of chemo a few days ago. It's hard to believe that this has gotten so far. At times it feels like a flash and others an eternity. I am proud to say that I have come so far in my treatments. I've gone through 216 hours of chemo, surgeries, too many scans and tests to count, and more emotional highs and lows than I thought possible. I have another round of chemo in August and then scans in September. Hoping all my scans come out clean and I can finally say goodbye to chemo. There's still a long road ahead of me and I'm so glad to have all the support from my family and friends. Please continue to share, share share! Thank you to all of you following my story. Lots of love to you all
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After a successful lumpectomy, Julia's tumor was removed. Upon further analysis, her cancer was re-diagnosed as Ewing's Sarcoma. This is a very rare cancer that grows in bones and soft tissues around bones, such as cartilage or the nerves. It trypically occurs in children and young adults, and is highly uncommon for adults. Julia's sarcoma was located on her chest wall, and because of its location, it was originally diagnosed as breast cancer.

Because of the new diagnosis, Julia will have to continue chemotherapy for the next six to seven months. The new medication administered during her chemo may affect her fine motor skills and may cause numbness to her hands.

Julia and Chris travel to Manhattan for each round of chemo. Parking and their hotel cost about $1,000 each trip. Your donation will help to cover travel expenses, lost wages, and medical expenses not covered by insurance.

THANK YOU!!
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Carol Elia
28 months ago
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I thank each and everyone who has donated and for all the prayers and shares... I'm overwhelmed with the out pour of love for my beautiful daughter and family thank you from the bottom of my heart Julia's Mom

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Tasha Armstead
22 months ago
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my son had ewings sarcoma in his chest wall a tumor the size of a watermelon , we did chemo and radiation he was diagnosed at 15 . He is now 22 and cancer free.. im praying for you and your family...his diagnosis was grim and I watched a miracle...

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
22 months ago
2
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Thank you all for your continued support! Please keep sharing! Love you all

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Mary Kish
22 months ago
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Julia has always been pretty but she has never been more beautiful than she is today. Julia is in my prayers and the prayers of three of my warriors' groups. Christ be with her and may Mary our Blessed Mother follow her in every step she takes toward recovery.

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Melisa Rodriguez
25 months ago
2
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Good luck tomorrow!!!

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
22 months ago
1
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Thank you all for your donations thus far. I appreciate it more than you know. Even if you are unable to donate please share my page. Every bit goes a long way. Thank you and love to you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
25 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has donated recently! I'm so thankful to you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
26 months ago
1
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Thank you all so much for your ongoing support and love!

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
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Thank you all for your continued support and for helping us surpass our goal... Love to you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
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Thank you all for your continued support of my family and I... It means so much to us all... Love to everyone and hope you all have a great holiday

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Mary Kish
27 months ago
1
1

I see so much beauty in your eyes and and that comes from within. I have always commented on the beauty your mother carries with her everyday, no matter her situation or her pain. It is obvious that you are her daughter. I too am a former bald-woman and those were some of the best and proudest days of my life. Grant it, it was very hard having to watch it fall out, shave the rest and wait for it to come in. I think the hardest for me was we=hen I lost my eyelashes. I felt no glamour or prettiness then - I truly felt ugly. But then I realized that the demon I was fighting was losing- -that meant that I was WINNING ! I bought a book (that I still read today when I am feeling down and need a real pick-me-up) "Not Now I'm Having a No Hair Day: "by Christine Clifford. I also wore the saying on a pin and hats every day at work. Yes, I was sick - too sick to want to remember, but I was also Blessed and strong in my faith. You have people from places you have never heard of, just as I did. People praying for you and you WILL beat this. Some days feel like it is time to just give up and then you see those three little faces and Mom and you think, I CAN do this - and you will. Many Blessings and God's Peace...I love you because you are my Carol's daughter and I love you because you are my sister-in-C. When this is all over and you are victorious. Share your story, be a voice for others, Praise God in His infinite Glory that He brought you through - stronger for the battle. Much Love and Many Hugs xoxox

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
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Only $1,300 from our goal! Thank you all so much for your generosity and support... It means the world to my family and I

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
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Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has shown their support in any form! Love you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
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Lots of love and thanks to everyone who has donated, shared, and sent beautiful messages. Though this road is going to be long and tough, you are all keeping my spirits up and helping me to get through this.

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Patricia Vaughn
27 months ago
1
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I pray that god gives every ounce of his strength to get you though this. And I pray for god to give your family strength to help along side your fight.

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Judy Asher Cohen
28 months ago
1
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Julia, You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. With much affection, Judy and Nathan

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
28 months ago
1
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Thank you so much to all who have donated and shared! It means the world to my family and I to have all of your support... Love you all!

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
28 months ago
1
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have donated and shared... I am beyond grateful for your support... Love you all xxoo

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Carol Elia
23 months ago

I try my best to look thru each donation. There are so many people who are family friends... friends of friends...anonymous donations...co-workers of many people... Etc I am Julia's Mother ... she is my precious Jule she is my life my heart and soul... I could not thank each and everyone of you more .... please keep her in your prayers With Appreciation Love Julia's Mom Carol Elia

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Carol Elia
27 months ago

I am so very greatful and most appreciative of the out pour of support love and continued donations Family Friends And a lot more from sharing My Daughter's GoFundMe site I thank you with all my love, Julia's Mom, Carol Please continue to Pray for My Beautiful Daughter and Share her GoFundMe post God Bless You All

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Carol Elia
28 months ago
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I thank each and everyone who has donated and for all the prayers and shares... I'm overwhelmed with the out pour of love for my beautiful daughter and family thank you from the bottom of my heart Julia's Mom

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Tasha Armstead
22 months ago
2
2

my son had ewings sarcoma in his chest wall a tumor the size of a watermelon , we did chemo and radiation he was diagnosed at 15 . He is now 22 and cancer free.. im praying for you and your family...his diagnosis was grim and I watched a miracle...

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
22 months ago
2
2

Thank you all for your continued support! Please keep sharing! Love you all

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Mary Kish
22 months ago
2
2

Julia has always been pretty but she has never been more beautiful than she is today. Julia is in my prayers and the prayers of three of my warriors' groups. Christ be with her and may Mary our Blessed Mother follow her in every step she takes toward recovery.

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Melisa Rodriguez
25 months ago
2
2

Good luck tomorrow!!!

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
22 months ago
1
1

Thank you all for your donations thus far. I appreciate it more than you know. Even if you are unable to donate please share my page. Every bit goes a long way. Thank you and love to you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
25 months ago
1
1

Thank you to everyone who has donated recently! I'm so thankful to you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
26 months ago
1
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Thank you all so much for your ongoing support and love!

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
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Thank you all for your continued support and for helping us surpass our goal... Love to you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
1

Thank you all for your continued support of my family and I... It means so much to us all... Love to everyone and hope you all have a great holiday

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Mary Kish
27 months ago
1
1

I see so much beauty in your eyes and and that comes from within. I have always commented on the beauty your mother carries with her everyday, no matter her situation or her pain. It is obvious that you are her daughter. I too am a former bald-woman and those were some of the best and proudest days of my life. Grant it, it was very hard having to watch it fall out, shave the rest and wait for it to come in. I think the hardest for me was we=hen I lost my eyelashes. I felt no glamour or prettiness then - I truly felt ugly. But then I realized that the demon I was fighting was losing- -that meant that I was WINNING ! I bought a book (that I still read today when I am feeling down and need a real pick-me-up) "Not Now I'm Having a No Hair Day: "by Christine Clifford. I also wore the saying on a pin and hats every day at work. Yes, I was sick - too sick to want to remember, but I was also Blessed and strong in my faith. You have people from places you have never heard of, just as I did. People praying for you and you WILL beat this. Some days feel like it is time to just give up and then you see those three little faces and Mom and you think, I CAN do this - and you will. Many Blessings and God's Peace...I love you because you are my Carol's daughter and I love you because you are my sister-in-C. When this is all over and you are victorious. Share your story, be a voice for others, Praise God in His infinite Glory that He brought you through - stronger for the battle. Much Love and Many Hugs xoxox

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
1

Only $1,300 from our goal! Thank you all so much for your generosity and support... It means the world to my family and I

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
1

Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has shown their support in any form! Love you all

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
27 months ago
1
1

Lots of love and thanks to everyone who has donated, shared, and sent beautiful messages. Though this road is going to be long and tough, you are all keeping my spirits up and helping me to get through this.

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Patricia Vaughn
27 months ago
1
1

I pray that god gives every ounce of his strength to get you though this. And I pray for god to give your family strength to help along side your fight.

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Judy Asher Cohen
28 months ago
1
1

Julia, You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. With much affection, Judy and Nathan

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
28 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much to all who have donated and shared! It means the world to my family and I to have all of your support... Love you all!

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Julia Spurge-Salerno
28 months ago
1
1

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have donated and shared... I am beyond grateful for your support... Love you all xxoo

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Carol Elia
23 months ago

I try my best to look thru each donation. There are so many people who are family friends... friends of friends...anonymous donations...co-workers of many people... Etc I am Julia's Mother ... she is my precious Jule she is my life my heart and soul... I could not thank each and everyone of you more .... please keep her in your prayers With Appreciation Love Julia's Mom Carol Elia

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Carol Elia
27 months ago

I am so very greatful and most appreciative of the out pour of support love and continued donations Family Friends And a lot more from sharing My Daughter's GoFundMe site I thank you with all my love, Julia's Mom, Carol Please continue to Pray for My Beautiful Daughter and Share her GoFundMe post God Bless You All

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