Help Natalie While She Beats Breast Cancer!

For: Natalie Mancuso
Philadelphia, PA
Organizer: Kim & Amy Mancuso
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The Story

There's a saying...Live each day to it's fullest because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Most take this quote lightly thinking we have all the the time in the world, we think the worst can't possibly happen to us then within a blink of an eye our whole life is turned upside down and we're sitting there in disbelief asking why me?

As a group of loving family and friends we wanted to share the story of our AMAZING Natalie with you. To us she is our everything. A daughter, a mother, a sister, a niece, an aunt, and the best friend a person could ever ask for.

Natalie was diagnosed with invasive mammary carcinoma ductal triple negative breast cancer which is said to be very aggressive in its kind. Just like that Natalie's whole world has been turned upside down. She definitely didn't see this one coming. A single mother who has worked since her teenage years to support herself and her daughter Gianna is now left to think how will I do this? How will we manage knowing she is their only source of keeping a roof over their heads. It's a worry no one wants to ever face yet alone having to fight for her life on top of it but this is now Natalie's struggle and for all of us who truly love her we thought creating this site would help lighten the burden. Natalie is one of the strongest women we know, we all love and adore her but as we all know we all take a hit sometimes and sometimes that hit can really knock us down. It is then the love of family and friends steps in and with all of our hearts ask for your help in helping someone so dear and special to us.

Did you ever just meet a person so pure in their heart, this is our Natalie. Natalie goes above and beyond to be there for everyone and anyone. She won't hesitate twice to do so if she knows it will place a smile on someones face or make their life a little easier. A person like this deserves every bit of help a warm heart can provide. 

Our main goal is SUPPORT- emotional, logistical, physical, and financial. The financial portion is for medical expenses that will not be covered by insurance. As she will be out of work during the treatment process she will need additional financial support for expenses such as rent, utilities, and food.

From her family and friends to you, we thank you in advance and we ask that in this time of hope you keep our Natalie in your thoughts, prayers and heart.

Sincerely, Natalie's support team... #teamnatalie❤




Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 3, 2017

Posted on May 3, 2017

There is so much going on lately I apologize for not updating.  Natalie is past her 1st round of chemo and onto her 2nd with having had 1 treatment so far.  This by far proved to be the hardest yet. The side affects were strong and relentless. She lost her eyelashes and brows, which resulted in major eye irritation and caused her bottom lids to swell. Her bones ache, stomach still hurts all the time and she is very nauseous, and the hot flashes are unending.   She was down about 10 days before feeling some relief, but we go for treatment 2 on Monday and start all over again.   We also meet again with the breast surgeon that day to discuss surgery options with the plastic surgeons and how the mastectomy and reconstruction process will go, along with recovery.   The road ahead is still long and unpredictable.  We could not do this without your support! Thank you to everyone who has donated, prayed, called, sent messages of encouragement, delivered a meal, or just showed up to spend time.  Please feel free to share this with hopes of raising awareness of the awful debilitating affect cancer has on a person and also to show that is takes an army to help one person suffering from this vicious disease. But with the love and support of many it can make all the difference.  God bless! 

Posted on March 10, 2017

Posted on March 10, 2017

Monday was Natalie's 6th chemo treatment.  She is actually calming down when it's time to get the needle, which is great!  This week the art cart came while she was sleeping so we didn't get to do our necklaces.  But, we did have nice conversation with two other patients. One of the ladies shared her story with us and Nat shared her's.  The strength of these women and what they go through is just so inspiring.  Their faith in God is also inspiring and is a true testament of faith and hope.  It's starting to feel like family there.  

Posted on March 1, 2017

Posted on March 1, 2017

Natalie had her 5th chemo treatment on Monday and she is handling the discomfort of the treatment a bit better.  She also has lost most of her hair at this point but got a really fantastic and natural looking wig that she is very happy with!  

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