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Medical Fund for Maggie Powers

$13,050 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 119 people in 1 month
Created July 2, 2018
My sister-in-law , Maggie , was diagnosed today with Stage IV lung cancer. A persistent cough over the past few months had been treated with antibiotics and cough medicine. She is young and healthy, so we were shocked to learn from her scan that she has tumors in her lung and surrounding her heart .
She will be receiving more scans this morning to determine if and where it may have metastasized.

She is a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and a friend to all she meets. We are in need of your prayers and love. Also, we are setting up a fund to assist with her medical expenses. Immunotherapy and targeted therapy are her best hope and are very expensive. Please donate. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. ❤️
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Hi everyone. ❤ As you know it has been a crazy time for my family. I have tried to message everyone personally on Facebook messenger, so if I have not got to yet, I am sorry. We are overwhelmed by everyone's prayers, support and generosity. Just to keep everyone in the loop, this is where we stand currently. We went down to see a Christian MD in Cleveland on Wednesday. It was very spiritually uplifting and positive for Maggie. On Thursday, we got an appointment with a very reputable oncologist at Henry Ford Cancer Institute for second opinion. He will be coordinating with our oncologist from Genesys. They agree on our current course of treatment, which is immunotherapy for her advanced stage. She started chemotherapy on Friday. So far just nausea, vomiting, pains and anxiety. We have really high hopes for this treatment because it has only been on the market for a year or two and has shown great results. Maggie feels terrible about not being able to contact everyone that has been supporting her but for now she really needs to concentrate on her health. I know people are very worried and want to call and visit. Until she is handling this chemo a little better, I think she should not be overwhelmed. Please be patient , she really wants to talk too and see everyone. We are so appreciative and thankful for our family and friends. We love you all, the Powers. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Update on Maggie and her family: Maggie’s markers for treatment came back as “wonderful news” per her oncologist. PDL1 + and two genetic mutations that Keytruda can treat along with chemotherapy. Also, she will be taking another drug for several years if all treatment goes well. Bad news: cost is almost $13,000 a month for Keytruda alone. Trying to get her HMO on board. They will need more help so I’ve upped the donation goal. Also, upon inspection of their home, black mold and asbestos throughout. Moving temporarily to her Mom’s fifth wheel until they figure it out what to do.
Thanks to all for their continued prayers and support !! ❤️❤️
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Maggie had her heart pump drain pulled yesterday ( ouch ! ) and is finally scheduled for her PET scan tomorrow! Now, trying to set up a second opinion at the Cleveland Clinic. Also, waiting for her genetic markers so they can start treatment. She is such a trooper!! Thanks again for your continued support and prayers ! ❤️
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Waiting for pre-auth for PET scan before she can see oncologist. Maggie’s PCP is trying to expedite the process. Her heart still has tube in and draining about 150 ml. every 24 hours. Trying to keep pain under control while hoping to get the ball rolling so she can start treatment. At home now and with her family. Thanks to all for your support and prayers !!!
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Raised by 119 people in 1 month
Created July 2, 2018
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