Local Woman Cancer Fundraiser; NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

Source: Dean Nass (GoFundMe.com)

Earlier this year, our friend Rachel Quinones was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a cancer located in the head and neck region. Rachel had surgery in April and started radiation, chemo, and immunotherapy treatments in May.

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the diagnosis and treatments have made the last six months an extremely difficult time. This aggressive cancer has unfortunately spread to her lymph nodes and lungs.

Those of you who know Rachel, know what a fighter she is and she has been giving this her all. She recently finished a new round of radiation treatments, sometimes two sessions a day, and is currently undergoing weekly chemo treatments at The Cancer Institute of NJ, part of Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Many of you probably remember Rachel either on a field, or a court. She definitely has a love of sports. Others may know her from her Hoboken, Jersey City, or Point Pleasant Beach days. Definitely made some amazing memories there, and great friends too. Rachel’s heart is always in the right place and she would do anything for anybody. She has always been an extension of our family.

All of your love and support is greatly appreciated during these difficult times. All contributions will go directly to Rachel and her family to help cover the costs of her treatment and hospital visits, giving them the opportunity to fully focus on her health.

Please help us take any weight off of her family that we can during this incredibly difficult time. No amount is too small.

Click here or below for information about the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities services and programs.


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