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$10,005 of $100k goal

Raised by 95 people in 4 months
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Mary-Ann Messina  WORCESTER, MA

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Our mother, Mary-Ann Messina, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 59. 

We, her seven children and fifteen grandchildren, are calling on you for help.
 
Our mom is the oldest of fifteen kids and was raised by kind, generous parents who taught her to live selflessly. Since the age of 16, she worked as a nurse's aide caring for the elderly, which she sincerely enjoys.  As a young mother, she would often take us to the nursing home on her days off to visit elderly patients who had no visitors. The cookies and candy were awful, but the lesson she instilled in us was to put the needs of others above our own.  She has always lived her life in this manner, and we are asking for your compassion and generosity to help us seek the best treatment and care to keep this incredible woman touching the lives of the people around her.  

Our father and we greatly appreciate the time you are taking to read a little about our mother and her diagnosis. Financial assistance would be great, but as a family with a strong faith in Jesus, prayers are equally appreciated.

In the event that monetary donations are no longer needed for our mother's care, our family will donate the remaining money to a worthy charity.
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Posted by Mary-Ann Messina
4 months ago
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Thank you everyone for taking the time to donate and pray for our mother.

Gofundme has requested that I post an update here because we are raising money on my mother's behalf and she is not personally withdrawing the funds. I am Thomas Messina Jr., the oldest of Mary-Ann's seven children. All donations, when withdrawn from this account, are being completed upon my request for my mother's care.

The donations from all of you have given us some comfort in knowing that we can continue to provide and seek the best nutrition, supplements and alternative treatment for our mother. We are hoping and praying that maintaining her health will only make the standard treatment at Dana Farber more effective and less uncomfortable for her.

We often tell our mother about your kind words and how generous you have been.

Her trust and faith in Jesus is evident even in this difficult time. She sings a lot and is at peace that God will guide her and us through, no matter what the outcome. We pray that God's plan is one of healing.

Thank You.
The Messina Family

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$10,005 of $100k goal

Raised by 95 people in 4 months
Created November 6, 2016
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$100
Jaye Gelwicks
26 days ago

Praying for many generous donors! (BTW: Ruth invited me - I don't know you but I still care).

$30
Anonymous
28 days ago
$100
Cathleen Warren McElligott
28 days ago
$50
Darlene Blais
1 month ago
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$200
Amazing Grace Fellowship Douglas
1 month ago

We are all praying continually for your family.

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
NG
$25
Nancy Gurgone
1 month ago

Our prayers to you

$25
Eric Carlson
1 month ago
$25
Rachel Howarth Decatur
2 months ago

Sending prayers.

$25
Thomas Pigg
2 months ago
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