Support Maria's Fight

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Raised by 114 people in 30 months

Mother, wife, sister, daughter, breast cancer survivor, and teacher are only some of the titles that our beloved Maria is known by.

Maria, or Chayo as she is affectionately referred to by loved ones, was dealt a devastating blow in late December when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) only a few days before Christmas.

The sad news felt all too familiar for Chayo who won a battle with breast cancer in her late thirties.
Finding out she had cancer a second time was not easy for her or her family but she beat it once before and those who know her and love her know that she will beat it once again.
Chayo is a devoted mother and a loving wife to a man that after 26 years of marriage, is still proud to call his wife his "best friend".
Chayo has devoted much of her life to education. She has been a devoted school teacher for over 25 years. She has a passion for teaching and can't imagine doing anything else, whether it's in the classroom at El Marino Language school where she works or at her church teaching catechism. She has spent countless hours in the classroom as an Immersion teacher and has served as a mentor and role model to students who adore her . The students Chayo has inspired have shown her an outpouring of love and support as she fights her battle. The get well cards they made for her have decorated her hospital room and have lifted her spirits. But she won't be truly happy until she is back in the classroom doing what she loves most.
Chayo has begun chemotherapy and is fighting a strong fight. She has the love and support of her family and everyone that knows her but the hospital bills have already started to pile up. We need your support to help her tackle those bills so that she can keep receiving the treatment she needs and so that she can remain focused on kicking this cancers ass!

Chayo is no where near done with the work she was placed on this earth to do. She has many young minds to inspire and a daughter who still needs the love and guidance of her mother.
Every lit bit counts and your support, no matter the amount, is appreciated.

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Good Morning Friends and Family! Today, our beloved Chayo completes a very important milestone in her recovery. August 31 marks Day 100 post transplant!

This milestone means that the greatest risk for critical side effects has passed and that stem cells have engrafted and begun making new blood cells.

This is an important milestone but the fight isn't over yet. Please continue to send all your love, prayers and support to Chayo.
Chayo and Her beautiful daughter Andrea
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Chayo in good spirits right before her transplant surgery this morning. Please say a prayer for her as she undergoes her transplant ❤
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On Sunday May 14th, after spending the day surrounded by family, our beloved Chayo returned to the hospital. She continues to receive treatment and on Tuesday, May 23rd she will undergo surgery for a transplant. Please continue to pray for Chayo and to send all your love and positive energy as she embarks on the next phase of this fight. Chayo is still fighting but her journey is not over yet. Please continue to spread the word about this campaign.
Chayo enjoying a day at the beach with her beautiful daughter Andrea and sister Sonia
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Chayo is still fighting! She needs your help! Please spread the word and join us for a bone marrow drive!
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$10,615 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 114 people in 30 months
Created January 25, 2017
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Veronica Castillo
21 months ago
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22 months ago
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22 months ago
Monica Bell
22 months ago
Robert Coleman
22 months ago
Carmen Campos
22 months ago
Claudia Brick
22 months ago

Hang inn there you guys!

Francis Thaler
22 months ago
Tracy Davis
22 months ago

Keep on fighting, Maria! Love to you!

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin
22 months ago

Sra. Rodriquez was one of my daughter's favorite teachers. Thank you for making such a positive impact! We're sending love, prayers, and support.

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