league of extraordinary women

The original “>League lost one more extraordinary woman this week. Ms. 珍 (Zhen) , first from the left, succumbed to breast cancer that spread to her liver for want of appropriate treatment. The unsinkable Ms. Yue is the remaining survivor of her chemotherapy group. None of the women to date have been able to raise the funds needed to acquire the very expensive drug Herceptin needed for a chance of staving off the disease. It is the only available agent that can treat HER2 breast cancer in early and late stage development, but is quite expensive. This blog has raised only a fraction of the monies needed for these brave ladies. I was given great life lessons by Ms Zhen, woman who remained ever positive about her chances for recovery. I have no doubt that she survived long past expectations because of her zeal for life, the friendship of the other League members and Chinese traditional medicine combined with what western medicine she could afford. Ms Zhen, a victim of cancer and an ailing health system in China, leaves behind a loving husband, a boy 14 years old and a girl now 19 year of age. In memoriam Onemanbandwidth and The Dreamblogue will not post new entries for the next three days.

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