Her fight is our fight! That is the battle cry for local residents and many others who have joined forces to give spiritual and financial help to Shanda Ables Campbell who has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. The daughter of Laura and J.T. Ables of Jonesboro is now in Little Rock, AR where she is undergoing extensive chemotherapy in hopes of defeating the dreaded disease.
“I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support you’ve shown for myself and my family,” relayed Shanda in a Facebook post this past week. “To everyone that has prayed, put me on prayer lists, bought raffle tickets, donated money, purchased t-shirt’s, called , sent text, donated food, brought chemo care packages by… I love you all. I just can’t truly express how grateful I am. Your thoughtfulness and support has made this so much more manageable.”
What is Multiple Myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell. Normal plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that helps make up your immune system. If a plasma cell becomes cancerous, it multiplies rapidly. This is multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is considered treatable, but generally incurable although the life expectancy has improved dramatically over the last several years due to new treatments but it is a costly process.
Donations are appreciated but there are also some nice ways of showing your support through the purchase of these products and items shown below:
(1) Shanda Strong T-Shirt – Sizes available are Adult XS – 2XL. Cost is $30.00. Payments made through Venmo (ShandaStrong) or contact Beth Buccola through her Facebook page
(2) PRAY T-Shirt – Youth and Adult sizes available. . Cost is $28.00. To order contact Jaime Coke Wolfe through her Facebook site.
(3) Raffle Tickets – Great prizes awarded for the $20.00 cost of ticket. Purchases of tickets can be made through:
Venmo: theresa_scott23 or Nichole Garrett
PayPal: theresa209 or 3185187534 (choose “friends and family” as option when submitting money)
Apple Pay: 3185187534
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