Latest update as of Jun 17, 2024

  • Progress report

    Dear friends, thank you so much for your generous donations. It has been difficult to keep up with all the texts and phone calls, but I hope you know that I wish I could talk with each one of you in person and thank you for your love and support.

    I began opdivo/yervoy immunotherapy June 4th. It only took a few days before I developed a severe rash over my entire body and colitis (which can be life threatening). My oncologist (who is a Christian) at UNC has a wonderful team that is very proactive in treating me. They call me sometimes 3 times a day to check on me. Dr. Moschos says I will have to take at least a 4-6 week break from immunotherapy to treat these side effects.

    I am also receiving care from a Christian oncologist in Nashville who is treating me with repurposed drugs. This is not covered by insurance and your donations are helping me to be able to hit this cancer from many angles.

    Both of the treatments were started around the same time, so I’m not sure which or both are working together. However, what I do know is that the Lord receives the glory for however He chooses to work. It is a joy to have two oncologists that love the Lord and agree that if I am healed, it’s not because of them, but because God chooses to heal me. The GOOD news is that the tumors I can feel are shrinking. My doctors believe that if the ones I feel are shrinking, the one of my heart and other places are shrinking as well. I will get more scans in the coming weeks.

    I have a wonderful support team and you are all a part of it. My husband and children have been by my side to help every step of the way. Our church family has blessed us beyond anything we could have hoped for. We feel the love of Christ all around us. If you would like to send a card; please send to PO Box 61, Falcon, NC 28342. I am greatly encouraged by your visits, calls, texts, gifts, and most of all your prayers. I love you all!

    'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' (Isaiah 41:10, NASB)

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About this fundraiser

We are starting this page in hopes to help our mom in her battle with cancer. Her name is Kristy, and she is a wife of 37 years, a mom to three and a grandmother to 9. 

About two years back, she as diagnosed with melanoma on her ear which was subsequently removed along with some nearby lymph nodes. All seemed to be well until fall of 2023, when she discovered a very large lump in her hip area. Doctors were fairly puzzled and tests were not conclusive. She had this large lump surgically removed right after Christmas and it was immediately sent for testing. The result was melanoma. Since then, she has met with a number of specialists including a melanoma team at Chapel Hill. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma- it has traveled in her blood. Currently, scans show several spots in her lungs.

Her team has placed her on a very stringent protocol as they move forward with further testing and treatment options. Right now, the protocol alone is over $1000/monthly and she has a number of visits and tests that are very costly and not covered by insurance. 

Though she is the first to help and offer and hand to anyone in need both with time and money, she would never ask that of another. So we, her three girls, have created this space so that any of you who feel so led can contribute to her care. She has caught last minute flights to care for each of us when there has been need, and we have watched her physically care for each of her parents through their last days. She has been an advocate and a caregiver to many over the years, and now she needs us. Please share this so we can help carry this burden with Mama and Daddy!  

Organized by

Meredith Daniel

Maryville, TN, USA

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This fundraiser will directly support

Kristy Fuss