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Laura’s Friends

$6,720 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 2 months
Created December 30, 2018
Laura  is a Scranton teacher, a Journey worship leader, a mother to Izzy, daughter to Connie, and friend to many in the River Valley.

She has a rare form of cancer called olfactory neuroblastoma. Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare cancer of the upper part of the nasal cavity called the cribiform plate, which is a bone deep in the skull between the eyes, and above the ethmoid sinuses. It accounts for about 5% of all cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. It develops in nerve tissue associated with the sense of smell (olfactory nerve).

Laura has undergone three extensive surgeries at UAMS, her original surgery with a neurologist and oncologist, followed by  two more as a result of complications.

When she has sufficiently recovered, she will have to undergo radiation treatments at UAMS 5 days a week for 6 weeks.

Needless to say, she will be unable to work during that time and expenses will continue to snowball.

Her friends have asked for the privilege of helping with bills and trip expenses, and you are welcome to contribute as little or much as you can at any time.

May God bless you!
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January 18—BIG NEWS! We just reached our $5,000 goal, and it took less than 3 weeks! AMAZING!

NOW WHAT? We just keep going! We reached 100% of our goal, and now we’ll shoot for 200%!

Please keep sharing this account, and consider making monthly or bi-monthly donations until Laura goes back to work, because her bills will keep coming, paycheck or not!

God bless everyone who gave and shared!
Kathy
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January 17–Nearly $900 has been given since the broadcast last night!

https://5newsonline.com/2019/01/16/scranton-teacher-fighting-rare-form-of-cancer/
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UPDATE: LAURA’S SURGERY 1/15—The surgeon went through the top of her head to wash the brain to remove yeast and infection, then cut away the front forehead bone plate and replaced it with titanium mesh. He rebuilt the "bridge" between the brain and sinus cavity (for the second time). He cut a (chewing) muscle loose to connect it to the bridge for a live blood and oxygen supply, but it wasn't quite long enough, so he made a hole in her skull near her temple to make a shortcut. He inserted trumpets (plastic stints) in both nostrils to divert the air away from the bridge area when she breathes in, to be removed in 2 days.

I know that’s a little graphic, but everyone needs to know what’s going on when we give and pray!
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We have over $3,000 now! WTG, everybody!
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$6,720 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 2 months
Created December 30, 2018
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