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A Mom’s Fight Against Kidney Cancer

Organized by: Holly Lugassy

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THE STORY:

In the fall of 2014, Connie (Biagini) Sume was diagnosed with Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma, a rare form of kidney cancer for which there is no drug treatment available in the United States. Connie has a husband and three, young, beautiful children.

I met Connie when I was 5 years old on the playground at preschool. I knew from the moment I met her that we would be friends for life and that our worlds would be forever intertwined. Connie has been my stalwart friend for 40 years, through the happiness, sadness, drama and loss. When she called me in October 2014 and told me that she had cancer, I went into shock. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t think and my mind immediately went to the worst place possible.

I lost my Mom to cancer in 2012. I know what cancer can look like. And I could not believe that this was happening to my best friend. Worse, I couldn’t bear the thought of her three children growing up without their Mom. The idea is unthinkable.

To improve Connie’s chances of survival, she is working with a team of professionals who specialize in integrative medicine, a combination of conventional and alternative medicine. Medical insurance does not cover the treatments. To keep her family together while she undergoes these treatments which we hope will save her life, her husband took a leave from work without pay and temporarily moved their family close to her treatment center.

Please join me in contributing what you can to support the Sume family during this extremely difficult time. Every dollar counts. We cannot let her children grow up without their Mom.

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To This Fundraiser

$36,450

 

91% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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  • Truitt Family

    $250

  • Friends of Friends

    $500

  • Kimball Family

     

  • Cathy Arens & kids

     

  • Wight Family

     

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  • david and paulette duysen

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Stephanie and Carter Edgerton

     

  • Jason and Sandra Coray

    $300

  • Jim & Susan Jordan

    $100

  • Ed & Judy Sowa

    $100

  • Puccinelli Family

     

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  • Leung Family

    $1,000

  • Ross & Ginger Howard

    $100

  • Hetherington Family

     

  • The Henry Family

     

  • Tom and Julie McInerney

     

  • The Finn Family

    $100

  • Ashley Boxk

    $30

  • Mathieux Family

     

  • Anne-Andrée Wilson

    $100

  • Mike and Cassie Keim

    $500

  • Nelson Family

    $500

  • Nemits Family

    $100

  • Lisa & Josh Sullivan

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Vogelheims

    $2,000

  • The Mohun Family

    $100

  • The Tornga Family

    $150

  • The Slane Family

     

  • Shelley and Dan Dunnigan

    $150

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  • B and Elise Sobral

    $100

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  • The Schmitts

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $300

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    $100

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  • Thomas O'Hanlon

    $300

  • Alten Family

     

  • John Cunningham and Lorna Balano

     

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  • Haskell Family

    $150

  • The Perotti Family

    $250

  • Craig and Michelle Egan

    $100

  • Christy & Michael

    $300

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  • Davantes Family

     

  • Machotka-Farley family

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Glen & Nancy Dowling

     

  • Georgia Larson's Bake Sale

    $500

  • Sarit

     

  • Nick Franklin

    $100

  • Ausma

    $100

  • The Condit Family

     

  • Brian and Amy Ongaro

     

  • Maureen and Jim Stillman

     

  • Victoria Hitchcock and Family

    $200

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  • The Lardner Family

    $200

  • Messner family

    $100

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    $250

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  • Mike & Nicolle Dougherty

    $150

  • Shirley Weiss

     

  • The Gerevas Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Cincebeaux Family

    $200

  • The Stallone Family

     

  • Bob and Diana Matcham

     

  • The Fabiano Family

     

  • Nicole & Russ Gee

     

  • Conway Family

    $200

  • The Miller Family

     

  • Melissa

     

  • Sandy Birner

    $10

  • Holly Navarre

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Benkowitz Family

    $250

  • Sheila Ryan

    $500

  • The Solway Family

     

  • Sonia Coffey

    $50

  • Daniel Sévigny

    $50

  • Alexa Kiel

    $25

  • leslie charles

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Tom & Marina Krueger

    $200

  • Blackwell Family

     

  • Brian J. Walsh

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John Drew

     

  • Kelly Jauch

    $25

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Organized by

Holly Lugassy

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Donor Comments

Kelly Jauch

Kelly Jauch

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

John Drew

John Drew

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Brian J. Walsh

Brian J. Walsh

DONATION: $25

Wishing Connie and family strength and best of luck! Keep the faith! 2 years ago

Blackwell Family

Blackwell Family

2 years ago

Tom & Marina Krueger

Tom & Marina Krueger

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

leslie charles

leslie charles

2 years ago

Alexa Kiel

Alexa Kiel

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Daniel Sévigny

Daniel Sévigny

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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