Lana (Claymore)’s Story

Site created on September 11, 2018


After a 5 month battle with intensifying pain, I decided to push against the medical advice I was given by multiple doctors and seeked help for the excruciating pain in my abdomen.  After multiple scans and a biopsy taken from my pancreas, it was found I have inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma; a cancer with one of the highest mortality rates. We received the devastating diagnosis that I have an aggressive, locally advanced tumor involving large blood vessels.  Now, I'm is fighting for her life against Stage III pancreatic cancer and we need help. Any and all support is a gift and we will be grateful for everything positive that comes our way.  If you can share this website to friends, groups, celebrities that would help this campaign off, that is a gift that could keep giving.


Thank you for helping  give me and our family a fighting chance.


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Journal entry by Yolanda Melendez

Well, I went to my second round of chemo in Palo Alto. I admit it was better than the first one, but that’s not saying much. Chemo sucks! I don’t know how so many cancer patients talk about it like it’s nothing or just something they had to do. I have so much more respect for people that go through it, because I do not want to. Five days after chemo, I’m finally able to get some water and some grapes down. Yay! I’m hoping tomorrow will be even better and I could eat a meal.

I want to thank everyone for their love and support. It’s been awesome to get it from so many directions. Today I received an envelope in the mail with just cash in it and it was only addressed to Paige and Lana from Gerlach. And I got an offer to watch cartoons and sit around with friends.   I have the best people.
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