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Non-profit aims to help Her2 positive breast cancer patients

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You can make donations to the Rebirth Alliance card program online. You can make donations to the Rebirth Alliance card program online.
A local activist, Stephanie Parker Weaver, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer is hoping to help others through her non-profit organization. A local activist, Stephanie Parker Weaver, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer is hoping to help others through her non-profit organization.

A local activist who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer is hoping to help others through her non-profit organization.

Stephanie Parker Weaver was diagnosed with "Her2-positive" breast cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is a gene mutation that occurs only in the cancer cells and is not a type of mutation that you can inherit from a parent.

Wednesday she unveiled her plan for the Rebirth Alliance's cards to help provide financial assistance for other breast cancer victims.

"We find that when individuals are diagnosed sometimes your private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare doesn't cover certain things and when you have to go through chemo for months or radiation every four to six weeks, it becomes expensive," states Parker. 

You can make donations to the Rebirth Alliance card program online. Parker Weaver celebrated her birthday Wednesday along with her fifth year of being cancer-free.

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