My sister Marissa Rapier was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy and removal of lymph nodes 6/23/2014. She will have to undergo healing from the surgery, as well as radiation and chemotherapy treatment. As a result she will have to be off of work for an unknown period of time. She is raising a son, who although he is college age, still lives at home and has Asperger Syndrome. The financial of this new diagnosis impacts Marissa in a very unique way. As a single mom she has been raising single handedly her son. Her devotion to him and to her friends and family is remarkable. Marissa needs our help financially. Not just for medical expenses, but, transportation, the unforeseen expenses, utilities, food, etc. She will be taking a very hard economic hit over this. WE need to ¨walk side by side¨ and help carry some of the load for her. Her focus needs to be on healing.
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I wrote the song titled, ¨Strides¨ with partner Steve Champagne in 2009 for a Making Strides concert/breast cancer awareness event. Never, NEVER did I imagine that my family would be battling this in our lifetime. Recently Marissa and my sister Maureen were diagnosed with breast cancer. As a gift to all those donating, Steve Champagne and I, will be sending each of you your own mp3, of ¨Strides¨ we ask that you please share this video, this link and whether it is a $1 (that will buy a loaf of bread) $4 buys a gallon of gas, or $1,000 that pays for half a month household expenses, every penny, every $ goes to helping Marissa remained focused on Healing! Thank you and God Bless!