Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
You may or may not know that Maria has stage 4 breast cancer and has been fighting the fight for the last 4 years. There have been many ups and downs over the years and up until July she was still running up to 4 miles a day. This week, Maria will be making the decision whether or not to continue chemotherapy; she has completed radiation treatments. Maria's cancer has metastasized throughout her body; some days are better than others. Brian is by her side, and her sister Rosie and niece Cristy are here from Mexico taking care of her.
We know that there are so many lives that Maria has touched over the years and we would like you all to have the opportunity to express your thoughts and supports to Maria, Brian , and Maria's family. Please forward this website to everyone you know who would appreciate the opportunity to send Maria their love. It really touches Maria when she gets to hear positive messages and stories!
At this time we ask that you not call or visit, but please use this website to communicate with Maria and Brian. We will keep it updated for you as things change.
Emi Hanawa and Laura Bulinski are maintaining this site and are in close contact with Maria; you can contact us directly if you have questions or a specific request. Please scroll past the fundraising and 'activate support' promos, to Thoughts & Well Wishes and beyond to read or post messages.