At the age of 38 and while 30 weeks pregnant with her second child, Lesley Demaio Duffy, a non-smoker and otherwise healthy woman, received an unimaginable diagnosis: Stage IV Lung Cancer that metastasized to her brain, bones, and liver. During a 2.5 month hospital stay, Lesley endured more than most will in a lifetime: Brain surgery, brain radiation, giving birth to a beautiful baby girl, a heart procedure, chemo, and loss of her independence and ability to communicate.
Since arriving home and with the support of her loving family and friends, Lesley has been working hard to get her life back. She has been making amazing progress every day and has been enjoying a bit of normalcy again: being a Mom to 2 year old Lachlan and baby Camden, a wife to husband Chris, a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her strength is such an inspiration.However, her fight is just beginning against
this aggressive disease. She and her family need our support more than
ever. We are asking for your help. Please join #TeamDeMuffy in the
battle on 2.27.16 at Mars Gallery in Chicago 7-10pm for a night of
drinks, light apps, silent auction and raffle. All money raised will go
directly to the Duffy family to assist them on their journey. Thank
You for helping this young, deserving family.