My mother Nadia has one more chance at fighting her amelanotic melanomas: a costly drug called KEYTRUDA®
My mother Nadia is just 56 years old, and if you saw her a year ago, you would have been surprised to find that she wasn’t a decade younger than that. Since her first amelanotic melanoma diagnosis, though, her life has changed. All our lives have changed. We all hold my mother dear in our hearts, and watching her go through procedure after procedure and surgery after surgery, we can’t help but feel discouraged from time to time. Of course, we keep our heads held high, looking to the future. Even among the horror of cancer, we have not lost hope.
Now, the doctors tell us that chemo and surgery are no longer viable options. In order to save my mother, they have offered a drug called KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab). This is an extremely costly drug, and it is also my mother’s last chance at survival. Our family, however, has already burned through all our savings on chemo and surgeries, and we can’t afford this new drug on our own.
We have come to you, friends, in order to raise the funds that my mother needs to go on KEYTRUDA®. Our funding goal is $24,000, which will cover the costs of the drug treatment. Every dollar helps, and we appreciate all your contributions greatly. We thank you sincerely for your generosity and for your willingness to help.