Help Merce rise from the Ashes of Cancer

Help Merce rise from the Ashes of Cancer

From Susana Edwards

I'm raising money to purchase a phoenix costume for Merce Chavez to wear to the largest costume ball of Los Angeles! I want her to be the belle of the ball!

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My friend Merce Chavez has been teaching for 20 years! She has dedicated her life to others, but now it's time for her to enjoy some love and support!  She fought stage 4 cancer at the tender age of 10, and she beat it!! 30 years later, she is hit by stage 4 sarcoma cancer again, in her spine, and has already undergone 5 rounds of chemo!  The treatments are not working, and she has decided to cease chemo and try any other methods possible that won't render her immobile and unable to function.  Cancer nodules are still present, but she no longer has the fortitude to continue with chemo. She is on medical leave but plans to return to teaching in September.  She has gone through a lot mentally, emotionally, and physically. She has had too many bad days for someone who has dedicated her life to helping others. Please help me give her a wonderful memorable night next month in August!  I am helping her make an outfit that is a manifest expression of her struggle. She got a phoenix tattoo, and we are making her a phoenix costume.  However she needs wings and a crown to go with it, and so I wanted to surprise her with this gift.  Her copayments for her over $300,000 medical bills have left her with little money. The accessories for her costume are $1200.  Any amount you can give is appreciated, even your support or well wishes! However i want to keep this a surprise, I want her to feel special and amazing at the Labyrinth of Jareth and have a special day in her heart that will make her smile as long as she can remember it!

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