M. Galea

A 60-year-old from El Salvador, diagnosed with metastatic cancer to the bone. She is currently on trial treatments, always willing to continue the fight until the end. Her best companion is her only daughter, 21 years old working two full-time jobs to take care of the house and financial needs as well as her mom. Maria and her daughter are true warriors, always fighting together.

I.Pino

A 49-year-old from Colombia, first diagnosed with breast cancer. A few years later, she was diagnosed with metastasis to lungs cancer. She was sent to a hospice to die, but her willingness to keep the fight and never give up got her the title of a real “Warrior”. Currently, she is still battling her sickness under a trial treatment at Stony Brook hospital. She fights to keep her spirit alive, going from one trial to the next. Her inspiration is her son Samuel, the love of her life, who keeps her spirit up, by getting A+ in school and by asking her to never give up. Ingrid is an energetic female, always willing to volunteer her time to help with her support group sisters.  We were able to get Samuel a scholarship for his education at a Catholic School, as well as help Ingrid with food, funds for specialists, and help with other financial needs.

 

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I.Rivera

A 72-year-old from Colombia diagnosed with Metastatic Ovarian Cancer. When she came to our group, one of her wishes was to rest in peace in her country Colombia. With the help of donations and events to fund her funeral expenses, we were able to purchase her plane ticket and pay for her care while she transitioned in Colombia. We understand that the process of dealing with someone waiting to die is not easy, but we get together like sisters and provide comfort and strength to keep doing what we need to do.

 

Y.Sanchez

 16-year-old from El Salvador was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in high school. It was challenging at her ag dealing with a cancer diagnosis, treatments, financial hardship, family issues, and financial difficulties. She missed her prom and high school graduation. She went through many treatments and trials, unfortunately, after two years of remission, cancer came back and she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, from her brain to her spinal cord, her liver, and other organs of her body. She never lost hope, her famous saying was “God has a beautiful place waiting for me, I’m not afraid”. She is now resting in peace like an angel. 

 

S.Calderon

A 31-year-old from El Salvador, with metastatic ovarian cancer. After many trips to the emergency room, and a false diagnosis, she lost the battle to stage 4 ovarian cancer, leaving her 4 year old son, Alfred, in the care of family members. We met Sonia when she went to a local clinic to ask for help, because she was uninsured, with no funds to pay for a specialist or care for Alfred. We were able to get a social worker to take care of Alfred’s situation and his needs. Sonia passed away from COVID-19 and metastatic cancer. We collected funds to pay for her funeral, and other expenses, by selling food and connecting with donors. We are now working on publishing a children’s book inspired by Sonia and Alfred’s stories. The book would be able to explain in simple words the experiences of Moms diagnosed with cancer – titled, “What Is Going On With MOM“.  

 

Our Family

They are all part of our journey. Some of them are no longer with us, others are still fitting against all odds,  against all logic, we still hope. We are a group of sisters supporting each other. No matter how difficult the situation is, we always keep our spirit up. Willing to help each other, we cry, we laugh, we dance, and we enjoy ourselves together.  Now our family is growing, we are currently 200+ survivors of all types of cancer.  

When some people ask what motivates us,  our answer is very simple, “dream as if you‘ll live forever, live as if you‘ll die today”, by James Dean.

Our Family

They are all part of our journey. Some of them are no longer with us, others are still fitting against all odds,  against all logic, we still hope. We are a group of sisters supporting each other. No matter how difficult the situation is, we always keep our spirit up. Willing to help each other, we cry, we laugh, we dance, and we enjoy ourselves together.  Now our family is growing, we are currently 200+ survivors of all types of cancer.  

When some people ask what motivates us,  our answer is very simple, “dream as if you‘ll live forever, live as if you‘ll die today”, by James Dean.

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