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LAURA'S CAUSE

$34,423 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 291 people in 7 months
Created January 11, 2019
LAURA'S CAUSE


We are reaching out to our Facebook family, friends and Ballroom dance community to ask for your help in "LAURA"S CAUSE". For those of you who don't know , Laura was diagnosed in May 2016 with Triple Positive Stage 1 Breast Cancer. Her journey has not been easy, enduring a multitude of doctors, tests, surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy all while working and raising her two young children, Scarlett (age 6) and Hunter (age 4). Laura has recently been suffering from back pain which led her to a doctor's visit. Sadly, the tests revealed that her cancer has returned and metastasized to her spine and ribs. She has a compression fracture in her Lumbar 1 as well as bulging discs in Lumber 3, 4 and 5 and cannot walk without assistance. Laura's love for dancing and her time spent on the dance floor with her students has been one of her greatest joys in life. Laura and her husband Barry, feel her best chance to get back on the dance floor is to seek immediate alternative treatment options out of the country. They are a very proud family and would not ask for any support so we are asking on their behalf. All donations will go for treatment and related expenses. We are praying that her treatment is successful and that your generosity will help make this happen.

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Hello Family & Friends,

Laura and her family would like to update you all on the status of her condition, but first of all they want to thank you for your love and support during the last few months.

As most of you know, Laura entered an alternative treatment center in February. Upon returning home in late March (25th), Laura went to Lowell General Hospital seeking doctors recommendations for her spine. It was suggested she transfer to MGH for a second opinion to evaluate surgery options to stabilize her compression fracture. Unfortunately, after reviewing her case it was decided that there was not enough bone and the surgery would be unsafe. Laura immediately began radiation treatments to her lower back and sacrum areas to help shrink the tumors that are putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

On April 18th, Laura was transferred to Spaulding Rehab. Here she has been working on regaining her strength in order to resume walking, climb stairs and other life skills in order to go home. Laura's determination and perseverance at rehab have left doctors and staff very impressed with her progress and are hopeful she will be returning home in another week or so.

In the up and coming week Laura will be starting targeted chemotherapy paired with a Bone Builder. This course of action has been shown to be very effective on triple positive breast cancer with minimal side effects.

Barry, Scarlett and Hunter are anxiously awaiting mommy's homecoming and have plans to decorate her spinal brace in none other than a SUPERWOMAN theme.

Please continue to send your love and kindness.

Liz
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$34,423 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 291 people in 7 months
Created January 11, 2019
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