Alie's Unwelcome Lump
Organized by: Nicole Vouvalis
Yesterday (June 14), Alie went in for surgery to remove part of an unwelcome lump in her armpit/chest area after a biopsy came back inconclusive. Preliminary results are sucky, but even in a best case scenario, Alie is going in for more medical treatment to at a minimum get this nasty thing out of her body. Alie works harder than any graduate student I know, and I don't just mean that in an academic sense. She graciously gives of her limited time to organizations she cares about, and she never turns down a request to watch someone's kids or house or pets. Most of us have had her in our homes, families, and lives. Someone just asked me if she has family here in Logan, and I responded that even if she doesn't, she does. So, Logan family and beyond, let's show Alie some love and support during this really crappy ordeal. I'm hoping that we can raise enough money to cover her health insurance deductible and coinsurance for the biopsy, yesterday's surgery, and at least the one she has coming up to get this removed. And I'll keep you all (and the fundraising goal) updated if we learn that Alie's journey with this lump is not quite over. Because, as I think she might say, she doesn't have the time or money for this fucking shit.