A coworker just sent this email around. I’m posting it here with permission. Maybe I’m an old softie, maybe I like the idea of clinical trials to cure cancer, and maybe I have a sister named Jennifer.
Two years ago, I walked with my friend Jennifer Mosher in the three day Breast Cancer walk to help support her in her five year battle with breast cancer. We raised over $8,000 and walked 60 miles. In 2003, Jen was diagnosed breast cancer at the age of 31. This year, two months shy of making her 5 year cancer free mark, Jen was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Bone Metastases.
Last month she went to see Dr. N. Ueno at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. And FINALLY there is hope. There is a Clinical Trial for her exact condition and for the first time doctors have told her that they want to CURE her and not just keep her alive.
Unfortunately because it is a clinical trial, insurance will not cover her costs of $250,000. The medicine is covered under the trial but the translplant is not and needs to be PAID in FULL for her to begin treatment. This Clinical Trial will only be available to her as long as it does not go into her organs, that is why we are asking for Donations as a Gift of Life for Jennifer.
We are doing our best to raise to $250,000. so that she can start her transplant in July…….ANYTHING will help, please see below on how you can send a check or donate online with a credit card. In two weeks, Jen has raised over half of the money which is a tribute to her courage, strength and smile, You can visit her site at www.jenmosher.com to learn more about her. She is an amazing person.
Lake Forest Bank
727 North Bank Lane
Lake Forest IL 60045
Attention: Barbara Kubas
bkubas “at” lakeforestbank.com
I assume all of you non-robots will know how to make that email address work.