Linsey Heermans has a very dear friend, Mandy, whose daughter has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Mandy has attended Interfaith CommUNITY, has adopted 2 children to join their 3 biological children, and even takes care of a homeless man who now lives in their backyard. She recently left her teaching career to dedicate more time to their newly-grown family - just to find out that their middle daughter, Lexi, must fight this battle. Lexi is a strong and happy 7-year-old and attending 2nd grade through Gilbert's Global Academy (Online).
It started with a broken arm at the end of July and has worked its way up to Ewings Sarcoma Cancer (bone cancer) found in her rib randomly after complaining of rib pain on August 12, 2020. She has already started her first cycle of Chemotherapy but has a long difficult journey ahead of her. She is nervous for the shots and friends making fun of her because of the port she just had put in and that she will most likely be losing her hair in the process. We all know that medical bills will take their toll and their father, Moy may have to miss work, but Mandy's focus is making her and the other four kids (9,8,6 and 3) feel happy when they are going to have to lay down stricter health guidelines at home (fewer friends and play) and giving her the security she needs (like buying wigs and other products that make her feel pretty and confident, as well as getting crafts, movies, and games and possibly dressing up their rooms with new pictures and bedding to make being at home seem more fun.)
If you can support this family in need financially, we welcome donations. If you are not in the position to do so, please hold Lexi, her parents Mandy and Moy, and her siblings in prayer. Her chemotherapy will last at least 8 months.
With gratitude, Linsey Heermans,
on behalf of Lexi and the Rivera family
Please consider a donation of $10 to $20.
Your tax deductible donation can be made to Interfaith CommUNITY benevolent fund.
Donate on our website Pay Pal your Zelle (to Interfaith CommUNITY),
or mail to 2340 E Glenrosa, Phoenix 85016.
Add note “for Lexi ”. We will be accepting funds until October 31st.