TeamRissa ¨Walking Side by Side¨

For: Marissa Rapier
Organizer: Mary E. LaLuna aka ArtSees Diner
$6,200
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 72 donors
62% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

My sister Marissa Rapier has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy and removal of lymph nodes 6/23/2014.  She will begin chemotherapy on August 13th. Her doctor has already shared what the side effects of the treatment will do to her. She will not be able to maintain employment to the level necessary to keep her household going. As a result she will have to be off of work for an unknown period of time. She is raising a son, who although he is college age, still lives at home and has Asperger Syndrome. The financial of this new diagnosis impacts Marissa in a very unique way. As a single mom she has been raising single handedly her son. Her devotion to him and to her friends and family is remarkable. Marissa needs our help financially. Not just for medical expenses, but, transportation, the unforeseen expenses, utilities, food, etc. She will be taking a very hard economic hit over this. WE need to ¨walk side by side¨ and help carry some of the load for her. Her focus needs to be on healing. 


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 30, 2014

Posted on August 30, 2014

The chemo took its toll on Marissa's beautiful hair. Spenser went with mom as she had the remaining hair shaved to avoid the effects of the rapid loss. Spenser out of respect for his mom had his head shaved in unity. If you want to continue to support Marissa contact me and I will gladly share her information with you. 

Posted on August 25, 2014

Posted on August 25, 2014

Thank you to everyone who donated during this first go around! As it is in life, that when one thing goes wrong, many things go wrong! I just found out that Marissa's car is now on the fritz! No a/c makes for a very horrible ride when undergoing chemo. She will need a newer car soon! You can continue to donate by sending gifts directly to Marissa! We will start a new fundraiser soon, until then, every dollar helps! Questions feel free to contact us through http://facebook.com/groups/teamrissa or email [email protected] 


Posted on August 24, 2014

Posted on August 24, 2014

WE CAN DO IT! Each one post one! Help us flood social networks post this everywhere #TeamRissaforacurehttp://youcaring.com/teamrissaToday is the day! 

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