Community steps up for cancer patient

By Fred Childers – bio|email

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) –  Angela Vascoe and her family have battled cancer for years.

"She was originally diagnosed four and a half years ago breast cancer, I believe stage one - went through roughly 7 surgeries in less than four and a half years", said Chris.

Angela's husband, Chris says just recently after feeling discomfort in her eyes, the family received more bad news.

The cancer had returned, in the form of tumors in the backs of her eyes.

"You're sad, you're angry, you still try to make sense of it and you can't," said Chris.

But they don't have to go through it alone, friends, family, and even strangers have stepped up in a big way.

"I couldn't see us making it anywhere else," said Chris.

Literally thousands of items dropped off at the Fellowship United Methodist church in Bossier City, for a rummage sale is indicative of that support.

The proceeds will help he Vascoes in their battle.

"I can't tell you how amazing it's been just to see everyone come out and to help us. People we know actually a lot of people i don't know," said Chris.

The battle lies ahead for the Vascoes, fortunately for them they have an entire community standing behind them.

The Vascoes say generous donations have also been pouring in, which they'll continue to accept until tomorrow afternoon.

If you're interested in taking part in the rummage sale here's the info: Fellowship United Methodist Church is at 4750 Barksdale Blvd.

The rummage sale starts 6:30am and lasts until 1pm Saturday (January 22, 2011).

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