The Cancer Assassin

My mom’s blogging friend, Laura, alias The Cancer Assassin, has been having a really tough time lately. Laura has been in chemo for 20 months with a rare kind of cancer, stage 4 liver/bile duct cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. (Stage 4 is the most serious stage.) Her boyfriend just broke up with her because he was getting tired of their situation. She has ran out of money paying for the chemo and is very sick from it. She has recently moved into public housing and hates her apartment. Laura is living on ten dollars a day.

On Laura’s blog, she said that gift cards to Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, Target, Costco, whatever, she can use any of these no matter if there is only $1 on it. If 100 people each sent in 10 dollars worth of gift cards, there would be 1,000 dollars. If 100 people sent in 15 dollars, there would be 1,500 dollars. Laura’s address is :

4400 NE Broadway #406
Portland OR 97213
I would appreciate it so much if you could send in an old gift card or some cash. (If it’s a gift card, make sure they have a store location in Portland.) I feel so bad for Laura because my mom had cancer. It was hard for her, even having a relatively controllable cancer, a loving family, and a nice home. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for Laura, living in a small, boring apartment, alone and barely having enough money to survive, all while battling for her life.
Thank you all so much for considering this. I think it would be so wonderful for Laura if she got support from complete strangers. If you could do one more thing, check out her blog. (I linked it above.)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot thank you enough.
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7 thoughts on “The Cancer Assassin

  1. When my grandmother was alive she had a saying. She harped about it all the time. It’s one of the 1st things that comes to mind when ever I think of her. She would say: “Every day you have to do something to feather your wings.” Large, small, something, anything…every day. Her theory was that if you lived following that rule, by the time you got to Heaven you’d have your Wings. My 3 girls were raised with this rule & we spread it wherever we can. It’s a win-win scenario for everyone.

    Be proud of yourself, sweetie. I bet you got a big feather for this. Hopefully, enough of us can do enough for her to really cheer her up & help her out. May you be blessed…and your family too.

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