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Janet Rawson's Funeral Expenses

Organized by: Casandra Magner

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THE STORY:

On October 23rd, 2016, shortly before 2AM, as I sat by my mother's side her battle with Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer came to an end, with my mother finally at peace. My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the early 1990s, while she worked as a bus monitor and an assistant teacher for Head Start. She continued to work until she was physically unable to. For over 25 years she battled many medical conditions due to having multiple sclerosis including the loss of feeling in her arms and legs and chronic pain throughout her body. As if that wasn't bad enough, 5 years ago my mother was also diagnosed with melanoma cancer. After a few rounds of chemotherapy the cancer had gone into remission. Unfortunately, early this year she had developed a mass between her shoulders, the melanoma had come back. The course of action this time was surgery. So in June my mom had surgery,having the cancer removed, we were told she was once again cancer free. At an emergency room visit at the end of September we were informed that there were new lesions on her liver and rib bones. Through biopsy we learned once again that the cancer had come back, only much worse this time. There was nothing that doctors could do for my mom. My mother was lucky enough to qualify for disability to supplement her income but most of that went towards her living expenses. The thought of saving for anything let alone for after death expenses was not an option. When we met with the funeral home today money was a factor in many of our decisions but ultimately we wanted to make sure we could do what would be best for my mom, our family, and our friends. We did decide on minimal services but even so they are still rather pricey for someone with no savings or no life insurance policy. With no idea of how we are going to pay for these expenses we've decided to try reaching out to you in the hopes you can find it in your hearts to help us out. Any contribution will help!

$660

 

17% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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  • Irene Mcmahon

    $25

  • aunt pam and uncle russ

    $50

  • Adam

     

  • Linda

    $100

  • Andrew and Heather

    $100

  • Tarah

    $125

  • Shannon McMahon

    $100

  • Alan Shea

    $25

  • Amanda Hoag

    $50

  • Alan Robinette

    $10

  • Ben O'Leary

    $25

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Organized by

Casandra Magner

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Ben O'Leary

Ben O'Leary

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Alan Robinette

Alan Robinette

DONATION: $10

I wish it was more. Sorry for your loss and keeping you in my thoughts. 12 months ago

Amanda Hoag

Amanda Hoag

DONATION: $50

I'm very sorry for your loss. I love you, and please let me know if there is anything more I can do. 12 months ago

Alan Shea

Alan Shea

DONATION: $25

Sorry for your loss 12 months ago

Shannon McMahon

Shannon McMahon

DONATION: $100

Thank you Jan for reminding me always how much of a pain in the ass I was. Lol. Honestly though thank you for all that you did for me. I know it wasn't always perfect but it was your best and I know you loved me and I will never forget that <3 12 months ago

Tarah

Tarah

DONATION: $125

I love you mom, I'm going to miss you. â 12 months ago

Andrew and Heather

Andrew and Heather

DONATION: $100

For Cassy, Jason, and the kids, we are here for you if you need anything! We love you! 12 months ago

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Bay State Rd. 12 months ago

Adam

Adam

12 months ago

aunt pam and uncle russ

aunt pam and uncle russ

DONATION: $50

rest in peace janet. 12 months ago

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