22 5 / 2013
Our friend Rhea has Stage 4 breast cancer, of a type so rare it occurs only in 2% of people diagnosed. Please help us raise funds to cover her living and other expenses as she goes through treatment in the US. To donate via Paypal, use the button below, or visit our donations page to see other options. Thank you!
FUNDS RAISED SO FAR: $2,346.76
Those of us who know Rhea Ferro personally would describe her as passionate in the extreme about many things, ie. technology, theater, AIESEC, healthy eating… but the most remarkable would be her absolute and unwavering faith in God.
It is that faith that has carried her through her 8-year battle with breast cancer and made her into the cancer warrior she is today. Unfortunately, the battle has escalated and taken a very serious turn. A series of scans and biopsies in Stanford Cancer Center earlier this month revealed that she is in Stage 4 of a form of breast cancer so rare it occurs only in 2% of people diagnosed. The experts there said they commonly recommend palliative care, not curative treatment for metastatic cancers like this.
Rhea being Rhea challenged the experts at Stanford to be creative and find a curative approach. She is not backing down from the fight! To aid her in her battle, God has rewarded her with the ultimate gift – inclusion in a special program in Stanford that gives her full scope coverage for cancer-related treatment.
To be there for the monthly tests and other procedures, Rhea has to remain in the US, however, and that takes funds for rent, living expenses, transportation, medicines etc. Rhea is a self-employed entrepreneur but the treatments she has financed over the past eight years have depleted her savings. We, her friends, would like to ask you to support her fight financially to give the Stanford program the time it needs to work its magic.
Any amount would help, but we ask you to be generous because the need is both immediate and serious. We have set up this fund precisely to finance her living expenses.
We thank you in advance for your support and ask that you spread the word not just among her friends but also among your friends. Rhea has been the fiercest warrior in this battle. Let us show her she does not fight alone!