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  • Nov 30, 2011 11:20am

    Honoring Denise Matteo. I am with you always in spirit and in my heart. Praying for a speedy, strong and full recovery and a long and healthy life.

    Linda M. Dailey (Robin's Mom)

  • Apr 30, 2011 4:01pm

    I will pray for you. Continue to have faith and courage

    George Libonati

  • Aug 22, 2010 11:16pm


    My name is Rebecca and as I read this story about this unbelievable woman, my heart breaks into a thousand pieces. I see that there have been 673 visits to this page and if everyone donated just $50, this woman would have the money she needs for her operations. I know times are hard, but instead of going out to eat one night, donate the money to a woman who really needs it.

    I don't know how this woman has this kind of strength but it is truly remarkable. She is an inspiration to me, as I'm sure she is to others as well.

    PLEASE, take the time to donate to her....

    Keep fighting this battle, you are here for a reason and I believe you will do unbelievable things in this world. You are a hero!

    Rebecca Smith

    Rebecca Smith

  • Jul 30, 2010 2:00pm

    Hey Denise,It's Becky from Dr.Mallon's office. I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers and I know you will have no problem raising the money that you need. I will be coming into Panera this evening to get some dinner to support you. Stay strong, you will get through this!!

    Becky Nardi
    Vero Beach, FL

  • Jul 25, 2010 3:00pm

    Denise, my prayers are with you, I too had oral cancer, Dr Fernandez and Dr Vega were my surgeons.  I think the world of both of them they did me a good job.  I also have the same scar on my leg from bone removal, I am cancer free as of April 2009.  I still see Dr Fernandez every 6 mths.  Next time you see him, ask him if likes grits.  If you would like to talk, you can call me at 589-6904, I can relate to what you are going through except the infection.  I told my friends that If it wern't for them and the good lord I probably wouldn't had made it.  Keep a good attitude and have faith.

    stephanie eubanks

  • Jul 9, 2010 6:57am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have done such a great job with your children they are great kids. We are so glad you are cancer free.

    Peter Marini

  • Jul 4, 2010 2:01am

    Dear Denise, 
         My prayers are with you always.  You are in my thoughts always.  You are one of the bravest and strongest people I have ever known. And I have known you for quite some time. You have delt with a tough hand in life and have always managed. Dont let this one beat you either,which I know you wont.  You are just another victim of a lousy goverment and bad heath insurance practices. Show them that you are better than they are stand stong as you always do.  I hope your community shares in my views and can  find it in themselves to help you. I wish I could be there for you too
    Love always

    Michael Federici

  • Jul 2, 2010 4:40pm

    Dear Denise,

         It was so nice to meet you and Mark this past week.  We truly can't stop thinking about what an incredibly special person you are!  We are sending lots of healthy energy your way and remember, the best is yet to come!

    Love, Jann, Matt, Max and Ivan Rudd 

    Jann Rudd
    Oakland, NJ

  • Jun 30, 2010 4:23pm

    Hi Denise,..We are so happy that you are Cancer free.Larry, and I were so glad to see you the last time we came to Florida.I cannot even imagine what you have gone thru these past two years,and hearing it from Steph made our hearts ache for you.Larry, and I send our love, and support to you,and the kids and hope that you will be feeling much better soon.You are in our hearts,and prayers everyday. God bless you,hope to see you soon.We love you,like a sister.  Larry and Miriam

    Miriam Mapp
    Williamstown, NJ

  • Jun 26, 2010 10:53pm

    Best of luck to you Denise. It is such a blessing that you are free of cancer now. I am sure everything else will work out real soon with so many people supporting you and wishing you well.

    Lara Lakes & family
    Vero Beach, FL

  • Jun 25, 2010 3:37pm

    Hello Denise,
    Moe and I just read the Press Journal article about your struggle.  
    We are sending you a check to help cover some of your needs.  
    We are praying for you and hope your condition improves very soon.  Take care of yourself.

    Pat and Moe 

    Pat Curzio

  • Jun 25, 2010 1:54pm

    Hi Denise,   I just read your story on TCPalm.  I just want you to know that you are in my family's thoughts and prayers.  My 6 year old son had cancer when he was 3 years old.  I can say that I understand what you are going through financially, but I, unfortunately, cannot understand what you are going through physically or mentally.  I know that our family went through some tough times with the initial diagnoses of cancer with our baby and the chemo and radiation treatments, so I can only imagine your pain and suffering teeters somewhere close to what our family had endured.  You have two beautiful children that you need to be strong for and get through these treachous days for.  God bless you and your family.  Lots of hugs and kisses for you all!  Please check out our baby's site...he loves messages :) www.caringbrige.org/visit/vincentsaputo 

    Laura Saputo
    Vero Beach, FL

  • Jun 14, 2010 5:07am

    Dear Denise, For years I've been praying for you and will continue to do so. Prayer is powerful and God will get you through this. Love,Terri

    Teresa H. Giles

  • Jun 9, 2010 6:37pm

    Hi Mommy!

    I just wanted to say how much I love you and I will continue to see what I can do to try to help raise the money! I love you so much and I am so grateful you are still here and cancer free! You are my hero and I appreciate all you have done and continue to do for me and Mark. You are the best! Rick would be so proud!

    Love you!!!

    Ashley Matteo

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