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Lauren's Fundraiser for Melanoma

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Lauren Geduld

THE STORY:

Here is my story… Growing up in Miami, I worried about sun damage. I have fair skin and my two uncles and aunt were diagnosed with Melanoma later in life. At thirty-four years old I never thought I would be diagnosed with Melanoma. Every eight months I visited my dermatologist. This past visit I showed her a mole on my stomach that looked like it was changing. It was growing a little faster than my others and was changing color. She told me I should have a biopsy done that it might be pre cancerous. I decided to go to my plastic surgeon so I wouldn’t have a terrible scar since in the past I have had a biopsy done by a dermatologist and it left me with an ugly scar. My plastic surgeon looked at the mole and we discussed my fair skin and family history and decided to remove the mole and some of the surrounding area just in case. I went home with stitches and not a worry in my mind. A few days later I received a phone call from his nurse. She asked if I had time to speak to the doctor about my results. I instantly knew that the doctor only speaks to you if biopsy came back with findings of melanoma. When he got on the phone my heart was pounding and I tried to focus on exactly he was saying. He told me I had Melanoma In Situ. I would need another procedure to remove more of the area to make sure it had not spread. He told me I was lucky that I noticed a change and caught it in the early stages. Tears started rolling down my face. All I thought about was my children and husband and what they would do if something were to happen to me. For the next few days I was in shock. I am thirty-four years old. How could I have Melanoma! I decided that I was going to take control. I did a lot of research. I snapped out of my shock and made of list of things I wanted to do to be proactive. I was going to get a second opinion and skin examination from another dermatologist, I was going to make an appointment with a Melanoma Oncologist, and I was going to have my second procedure as soon as possible. So that is what I did. I scheduled everything in one month and checked everything off my list. After my second procedure I waited anxiously for the phone call from the doctor for the results. When I saw his name on the caller ID again my heart started pounding and I tried again to focus on exactly he was saying. The biopsy showed the melanoma did not spread. Thank G-D! The next day I made my second list. I wanted to try whatever was out there and be proactive. I now have routine full body exams by my dermatologist every three months. I have made appointment for skin mapping next month. I try to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen. So this is what I ask of YOU. Please put sunscreen on you and your family when you are out in the sun. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer and the most common cancers among women under forty. I also ask you to help find a cure for Melanoma by making a donation on my page. No amount is too small. Every dollar counts! Xoxo Lauren

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To This Fundraiser

$8,222

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Geduld Family

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Romi Alhalel

     

  • Jenny H

     

  • Tim Cohen

    $100

  • Coopers

    $100

  • Amy Alec and Amanda baldor

    $100

  • LKP

    $50

  • Geduld Cougar Foundation Inc

    $1,000

  • Maria Tettamanti

    $50

  • Leto Family

     

  • Brittany Elenson

    $100

  • Gibb family

    $50

  • Richards family

    $50

  • kimberly LeCompte

     

  • Stein family

    $25

  • itah family

     

  • Benayoun Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Katherine Clase

    $25

  • Libby Comras Mitten

    $200

  • Tartell Family

    $200

  • Menin Family

    $100

  • Stacey Galbut

    $200

  • Amy Alec and Amanda Baldor

    $200

  • Kim, Oliver and Macie

    $200

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82% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,222 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lauren Geduld

Amount Raised

$8,117

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beatriz Cardona

Amount Raised

$105

Donor Comments

Kim, Oliver and Macie

Kim, Oliver and Macie

DONATION: $200

Happy 35th Birthday! 3 years ago

Amy Alec and Amanda Baldor

Amy Alec and Amanda Baldor

DONATION: $200

Happy Birthday We love you 3 years ago

Stacey Galbut

Stacey Galbut

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Menin Family

Menin Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Tartell Family

Tartell Family

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Libby Comras Mitten

Libby Comras Mitten

DONATION: $200

Happy 35th Birthday Lauren! Wishing you lots of Good Health and Happiness! 3 years ago

Katherine Clase

Katherine Clase

DONATION: $25

Lauren, Glad to hear you are clear and staying healthy. Thanks for your initiative and for reminding us to be proactive. God bless! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $80

3 years ago

Benayoun Family

Benayoun Family

3 years ago

itah family

itah family

3 years ago