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Help Trish's family with medical expenses
$5,565 raised
56% of $10k goal
85 contributors
0 days left
Ended May 31, 2013
July of this past year our dear friend Trish was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. After an emergency surgery, she had the majority of the cancer removed and continued to treat it with chemotherapy over the next 4 months.

As of December, Trish ...
July of this past year our dear friend Trish was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. After an emergency surgery, she had the majority of the cancer removed and continued to treat it with chemotherapy over the next 4 months.

As of December, Trish had officially beaten the cancer. In the first few weeks of December, however, she was weak and still trying to recover. Christmas Eve she was admitted to the hospital for chest pains and breathing difficulties. With continuous issues, Trish was admitted to the ICU for more serious treatments. She was then sedated and put on a ventilator to hopefully allow her body to heal. The ventilator caused Subcutaneous Emphysema, which trapped air/gas underneath her skin. She was then diagnosed with fibrosis; irreparable damage in her lungs leaving an overwhelming amount of scar tissue, holes, and air leaks making breathing nearly impossible.

In the next couple weeks both her lungs collapsed and her vital signs slowly declined until the doctors explained that the chances of Trish's survival were slim to none. With Trish's vitals continuously declining, the family decided to take her off of the ventilator working as life support. Once it was removed, Trish peacefully passed away surrounded by her friends and family.

Now, Trish's family is left with about 7 months of medical bills and a memorial service. We, her friends, would like to get Trish's story out there and hope to help her parent's pay off some of these thousands of dollars. If you knew Trish, her family, or were at least touched by Trish's story, we are asking everyone to donate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. Anything helps.

Thank you again to every one who supported Trish and her family through everything.
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