Maralyn McMinn cancer support fund

$12,395 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 30 months
Jill Jarvis
on behalf of Maralyn McMinn
 ELMHURST, IL
While still feeling quite shocked about all of this, on January 9th of this year my mom was diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. As many of you know, her life has never been easy, but she's always been a fighter.  And the grace, strength and grit that have carried her through life, will get her through this as well.

My mother has always been dedicated to me and my three siblings, and it has been amazing to see her as a grandmother sharing that love and dedication to my two children.  In the past 10 years, she has also been committed to a healthy lifestyle – devoted to clean eating, supplementation, cleansing, detoxifying and making all the smart choices that are supposed to prevent this horrible disease. Her organic living and zero history of cancer in our family, makes this diagnosis even more shocking!  But, just as she has always done, she's ready to face this head-on so she can continue moving forward – stronger than ever!

My mom is also one of the toughest people I know.  As a single mother raising 4 kids on her own, she sometimes had to work 2 to 3 jobs to make ends meet.  She gave birth to 3 out of her 4 children with NO pain meds (by choice)! When she was in labor with me, the doctors had to inform her when she was contracting because she was barely bothered by the pain.  However, sometimes those of us with a tough exterior and really high tolerance for pain are most pained when asking for help. But she needs it – we need it – and we appreciate the support now, more than ever. Our goal is to help relieve some of her financial stress as she undergoes treatment with her family in Chicago over the next several months.  All donations will directly help my mom cover costs that are incurred during her treatment and recovery so she can solely focus on her health and well being.  

Thank you so much for reading and for your support.  We appreciate it more than you know.  Really.  

Please share with anyone who knows our mom.

With sincerest thanks,

Jill & Jay Jarvis (Jolie & Julia)
Jessica McMinn
Joel McMinn
Jaymes McMinn
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It's been a long 6 months, with a lot of ups and downs. As expected, our mom has handled all of it like a champ! After meeting with her oncologist this afternoon, we are thrilled to let you know that she is in remission!!! It's seriously the best news ever and her doctor is beyond thrilled with how well she has responded to treatment.
You're support has helped all of us, but especially our mom. I believe it's why she has recovered so well because she was able to just truly focus on her health.
She still will be receiving antibody drug therapy treatment for quite some time to keep her in remission, but the side effects are minimal and she'll start feeling a lot better really soon. In other words, buh-bye chemo!
Thanks again for your love and support. Keep our mom's continued good health in your thoughts.
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The outpouring of support for our mom has been truly amazing. The phone calls, texts, personal messages, cards and donations have meant the world to us.

As can only be expected from a woman of my mom's strength, she has been tolerating everything well so far. As I write this, she is just finishing her 2nd infusion and so far so good. She is already noticing dramatic results! Please share this with anyone who knows our mom and keep the postive energy flowing her way... It's working!
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Joyce Roberts
24 months ago

Wonderful news!! You're still in my prayers, Maralyn.

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Barbara Strohm
24 months ago

Way to go Maralyn. I have been wondering how you are doing. It's great to hear the good news. What a relief. Will keep sending positive thoughts your way.

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Diane Talbot
24 months ago

Wonderful news, I am soooo happy to hear this!!

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Diane Talbot
29 months ago

Thinking of you Maralyn, sending well wishes your way!

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Brenda Porter Dade Dupuis
30 months ago

With love from Brenda (Dade) Dupuis and Cheryl (Dade)Keenan

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$12,395 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 30 months
Created February 19, 2017
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AA
$100
Adam Alfano
24 months ago
JA
$25
Julie Andrews
24 months ago

So glad to hear things are going well Maralyn! With love from NH❤️

SS
$50
Suzann Smart
24 months ago

There are many great years ahead for you and your wonderful family!!!

JC
$50
Jack Curran
28 months ago
JC
$500
Jeffrey Curran
28 months ago

Very best wishes to a terrific mom/grandma!

$50
Karen Clark-Hins
28 months ago

Be strong and fight with courage, but turn it over to God believing that He knows best.

OH
$100
Oliver Horner
29 months ago
BM
$50
Bill & Kathy McNamara
29 months ago

I know you got this Maralyn!

JB
$1,000
John Blizzard
29 months ago
$100
Travis Glazier
29 months ago
Joyce Roberts
24 months ago

Wonderful news!! You're still in my prayers, Maralyn.

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Barbara Strohm
24 months ago

Way to go Maralyn. I have been wondering how you are doing. It's great to hear the good news. What a relief. Will keep sending positive thoughts your way.

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Diane Talbot
24 months ago

Wonderful news, I am soooo happy to hear this!!

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Diane Talbot
29 months ago

Thinking of you Maralyn, sending well wishes your way!

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Brenda Porter Dade Dupuis
30 months ago

With love from Brenda (Dade) Dupuis and Cheryl (Dade)Keenan

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