Tales for Tatas

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Breast Cancer affects everyone, and some of your favorite authors are coming together to fight against this disease.

This October, we are fighting for Teresa Lopez, the youngest sister of author Sarah M Ross. Teresa Lopez is a 28 year old stay-at-home mother of four. Her oldest, Vincent (9) was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Her daughter Mercedez, age 7, suffers from Dravet Syndrome. She was also blessed with younger brother Cruz Jr, age 5, & baby Patrick, age 2. She’s been married for almost nine years to her best friend, Cruz, a tattoo artist. The family resides in New Mexico.

After doing a self-exam one afternoon in May 2013, she discovered a lump in her breast. In July, doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer, but it wasn’t until September 27th when we got word of just how bad it was. Doctors have confirmed that the ductal carcinoma in situ is highly invasive and likely to spread if she doesn’t either receive either very aggressive chemotherapy and radiation, or undergo a double mastectomy.

With either option, the medical costs are going to be more than the family and insurance can cover. All proceeds of this benefit will go toward the cost of medical care for Teresa (surgery, treatments, hospital stays, and lab work).


The Lopez Family:

Teresa and Cruz 2All four kids

Lopez fam


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