Help Ovida and Jim Vastine with medical expenses
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In November, Ovida was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer. Please help her, Jim, and the girls with the medical expenses and loss of income while she is going through treatment.

The cancer was so wide spread through out her abdomen, it took many tests ...
In November, Ovida was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer. Please help her, Jim, and the girls with the medical expenses and loss of income while she is going through treatment.

The cancer was so widespread throughout her abdomen, it took many tests and doctors over three weeks in the hospital to diagnose.

The bad news: it is not curable and can be very difficult to treat.

The better news: the type she has is not super aggressive. She has started the first of her chemo cycles, and is keeping her spirits up. She will likely need a third surgery, which may be in San Diego.

Ovida is determined to see Lavender graduate from high school and hopeful about Lily, too. Being away from teaching at the High School has been tough on her, as she thinks of her students as part of her extended family. The family is grateful for any good wishes, karma, and prayers.

Any amount that people can donate is appreciated. All money given will be put towards medical expenses and loss of income, as Ovida has been out of work since early November.
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