Help Samantha Beat Breast Cancer

$12,456 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 263 people in 26 months
Last week, Samantha, who is one of my best friends in this world, called me and told me something I never thought I would hear. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer at only 32 years old.
Stage 2, the doctors said. It would be a rough road ahead between chemo and a mastectomy but the doctors are optomistic for Samantha's future.
I immediately wanted to created a campaign to help Sam but she told me no. I knew she would be facing serious medical bills and a lot of missed work. Too proud to ask for help on her own and out of other options, I'm here to tell Samantha's story and humbly ask for assistance for her on this long journey she has ahead.
Samantha is a self-employed freelance makeup artist and one of THE best in Atlanta. However being self-employed means no disability leave and no insurance through an employer. Sam has Obamacare but because of the high deductibles she has to pay over $6,000 before she can even begin her chemotherapy treatment. I refuse to let this go too long before she can get well!
In terms of missing gigs, Sam may have to miss several depending on how rough the chemo is on her. Once treatment is completed she'll have to undergo mastectomy surgery and will be out of work for a few weeks while she heals.
In addition to all this, she is in the middle of relocating back to Los Angeles to be closer to her mother which will be great for her to have that support, however relocation costs on top of everything else adds yet another burden. 
So everyone is clear on where their donation is going here is the breakdown of the $15,000:
$6,000 - Insurance deductible to begin chemo - DONE!
$5,000 - Moving expenses to LA to be closer to mom
$4,000 - Lost wages from missing makeup gigs as Sam is a full time freelance artist
You may know Samantha or you just may know me and if you know me you know how incredible of a person and friend this woman is. She's always been there for me in my darkest times and now I'm here to uplift and help her through beating breast cancer.
Please donate, share and spread the word of Samantha's story. We can help her get through this together.
Love you all,
Marisa
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Update!!!!

So we have made our initial $6,000 for Samantha's deductible to get the ball rolling on chemo! Thank you ALL! I sincerely believe if it weren't for the online artist community rallying around Sam we wouldn't have made this happen so fast.

But we're not done yet! Sam is in the middle of relocating back to Cali to be closer to her mom to help her through this journey so our next goal is to raise the last $9,000 for her cross country moving expenses as well as lost wages as she isn't covered by disability since she is self employed!

LETS GO! $1, $5, 10$, $20 ANY amount will help! PLEASE share this!
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Update!

Just to clarify for everyone, Samantha is the direct beneficiary of this campaign and all funds are going directly to her to withdraw. I won't be handling any of the funds.
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Almost $800 in an hour?! This is phenomenal!
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Sonia Roselli
26 months ago
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I have tweeted, shared and will continue to do so. Come on #teamglossible! Let's help our fellow pros! Samantha. Kick this motherfucker in the ass. You got this! #healingvibes

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Nicol Delk
26 months ago
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Love you! ♥

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Ani Mitrevska
13 months ago
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HELP BEAT CANCER AGAIN Please donate

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Jamila Loubriel
14 months ago
1
1

Will def donate when I have more. Praying for you!

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Tina Larsen
25 months ago
1
1

Thinking of you during your fight. All the best, Tina

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Alicia Williams
26 months ago
1
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Keep up the fight Samantha! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!❤️

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Jonathan Miller
26 months ago
1
1

The lord is watching over her.

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$12,456 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 263 people in 26 months
Created September 20, 2016
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$20
Anonymous
9 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
9 months ago
JC
$50
Jolene Carpenter
9 months ago

You are the most courageous, beautiful, inspiring girl in the world!

Sonia Roselli
26 months ago
5
5

I have tweeted, shared and will continue to do so. Come on #teamglossible! Let's help our fellow pros! Samantha. Kick this motherfucker in the ass. You got this! #healingvibes

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Nicol Delk
26 months ago
3
3

Love you! ♥

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Ani Mitrevska
13 months ago
1
1

HELP BEAT CANCER AGAIN Please donate

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Jamila Loubriel
14 months ago
1
1

Will def donate when I have more. Praying for you!

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Tina Larsen
25 months ago
1
1

Thinking of you during your fight. All the best, Tina

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Alicia Williams
26 months ago
1
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Keep up the fight Samantha! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!❤️

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Jonathan Miller
26 months ago
1
1

The lord is watching over her.

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