Mary's Breast Cancer Battle

$21,770 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 203 people in 22 months

Mary and I are newly married. Just over a year now. She is my best friend and could not imagine my life without her. She loves to laugh, loves being kind, loves helping people

Life was going great, she was working at a non-profit finding jobs for adults with disabilities, I am an elementary school teacher. Then we were given a curveball.

Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 28.

Any donations given will go to the cost of the surgery, the chemotherapy, and most urgently, to the fertility treatments. Getting cancer at such a young age puts my wife at risk of not being able to have children. This is something that would devastate us, especially Mary. She talks frequently of how many kids we should have and what their names will be. We would have to pay $2,500 out of pocket for this.

Please, donate to Mary's Battle and thank you so much for anything and your time for reading.
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Hello everyone!

Sorry for the delay in updates, but we have been celebrating because Mary has finished her last chemotherapy session! The amazing team at Dana Farber has worked with us for 16 weeks and Mary is now done!

Next up, a small surgery, some pesky radiation, and Mary will be in the clear.

Again, we cannot say how much all of your support has meant to us and helped us. We thank you again!!

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Hi everyone! After 4 sessions of chemo throughout 8 weeks, Mary is half way finished with this part of her treatment! She has been doing awesome... running, hiking, and, as always, has kept her sense of humor.

All good news has to come with a little bit of bad news. After a lot of deliberation, doctors being consulted from Chicago, Pennsylvania, and other hospitals in Boston, they have determined that Mary should go through radiation after her chemotherapy. This will be a 5-6 week process.

While that news was not what we wanted, we know this will be the best course of action so that there will be absolutely no more growth. This long process will just make it all the sweeter when everything is over.

We want to again thank everyone for their love and support. The living room looks like a garden with all of the flowers we have received. Knowing how many people are rooting for Mary, and have her in their thoughts has made this hard process easier.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Chemo 4 done... BYE BYE CANCER!
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ROUND 2

After a couple bumpy weeks, some extra days in the hospital, at home IV antibiotics, Mary has finally started her chemo therapy treatments. After today only 7 treatments left! All of your positive vibes, love, and thoughts will make that time fly by.

We cant thank you enough for all of those things. Knowing how many people care for us during this time has made this process much more tolerable. Thank you again to everyone who has sent us love!

1 done 7 left
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Mary's home!!! After her successful surgery and a couple nights of rest in the hospital she is ready to be home, and rest up for round 2 vs. chemo.

And thank you to everyone who contributed. We met our goal so quickly and are amazed at the level of support we've gotten from everyone. Thank you so much!

The battle isn't over yet but Mary is staying strong and ready to go!
Mary 1 - Cancer 0
2 days post-op and looking great!
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Heather Carlson
22 months ago

Cousin Mary, you are a strong, beautiful, amazing woman! No doubt that you have the strength to get through this! Sending you and Dylan lots of love. Xoxoxo

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Katie Blomquist
16 months ago

yeh!! This is the best update I could ever imagine reading! I'm so happy for you guys!

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Lynne Josephsen Clarke
20 months ago

Mary, remember when we worked at DIA in the Manatees room? You left a lasting impression on me. I'm sorry your going through this. Will be praying for you and put you on every prayer chain I can think of girl!!!! Kick this cancer in the ass, I know you can do it! Love you. Lynne Clarke

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Brittany Armillotto
20 months ago

Mary, its Brittany Armillotto. I heard about this a couple months ago. I'm sorry you are going through this. I'm hoping I get to see you soon!!!

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Peggy McGee
22 months ago

Love you Mary!!

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Created December 31, 2016
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$50
Siobain McIlvain
13 months ago

In Heather Flower's name, a best friend that also fought this fight.

KB
$100
Kate Bauer
17 months ago

Thinking of you Mary. Stay strong and get well soon!

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Kathy DeMuro
18 months ago

Mary-Jerry, Jerry Rachel and I are pulling for you! Thinking of you every day.

JE
$300
Jonathan Edwards
18 months ago

I hope this helps. You're two really kind people.

Heather Carlson
22 months ago

Cousin Mary, you are a strong, beautiful, amazing woman! No doubt that you have the strength to get through this! Sending you and Dylan lots of love. Xoxoxo

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Katie Blomquist
16 months ago

yeh!! This is the best update I could ever imagine reading! I'm so happy for you guys!

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Lynne Josephsen Clarke
20 months ago

Mary, remember when we worked at DIA in the Manatees room? You left a lasting impression on me. I'm sorry your going through this. Will be praying for you and put you on every prayer chain I can think of girl!!!! Kick this cancer in the ass, I know you can do it! Love you. Lynne Clarke

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Brittany Armillotto
20 months ago

Mary, its Brittany Armillotto. I heard about this a couple months ago. I'm sorry you are going through this. I'm hoping I get to see you soon!!!

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Peggy McGee
22 months ago

Love you Mary!!

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