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Help Stacy Fight Cancer

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This is the donation product for the large bundle. You can find the Bundle located here.

Stacy is a member of the RPG industry, the founder of Contessa, and needs our help to fight cancer and the medical bills that are quickly piling up! No matter who you are, insured or not, cancer is an emotionally, physically, and financially draining experience and we'd like to send Stacy our love, support, and a bit of aid in this time of trial.

Below you can read Stacy's story in her own words:

Cancer sucks. It really does. Let me tell you the story of how all this happened... 

Our family has had a hell of a year. We lost a family member to cancer, a cat to old age, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I found a lump in the early spring, went to my doctor who said they felt like cysts, not cancer, had a mammogram, came back for a diagnostic mammogram and a breast ultrasound, and then got the really really really bad news that what they saw didn’t look good. 

That was right before Gen Con, where I was set not only to host the ENnies (a great honor) but to also take ConTessa to a whole new level with three times the amount of events and our own space in the convention. The biopsy happened days before we flew to Indianapolis, but I wouldn’t get the diagnosis until after we landed back home again by my request. 

I had a wonderful time at Gen Con. I got to do many things, had many emotional conversations, learned I have a really killer group of volunteers to support us, and I just did my best to live Gen Con 50 to the fullest. I’ve been for the past four years in a row, and this was solidly the most fantastic Gen Con I’ve ever gone to... 

...but then reality crash landed around us at the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana shortly after landing. My doctor stayed late at her office so she could get us the information where we could both get it at the same time (my husband is a teacher and started work the next day). Not only was there a tumor, it was pretty sizable, and has metastasized to the nearest lymph nodes under my left arm. 

Now, I have insurance through my husband. Most of my expenses are going to be taken care of, at least the big ones... but cancer isn’t cheap. All of the labs, tests, copays, and the unpaid time my husband has to take off to get me to appointments and help out pile up and pile up quickly. 

I’m at the very beginning of my treatment, and already I’ve been hospitalized for a few days for a bout of colitis and severe dehydration after the first chemo infusion. 

The plan is to shrink down the tumors using chemo before handling surgery. I’ll be largely out of commission for the next 4-6 months while I undergo recovery. I’ve got some great people helming ConTessa in my absence, and I have a freelance project to work on when I’m feeling well enough to do so, but the ride is going to be expensive and difficult, and I could use all the extra assistance possible. - Stacy Dellorfano

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Fabio S November 20, 2017 5:28 pm UTC
So, if I want to help Stacy, but I do not want the bundle, I can buy directly this, correct?
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Bradley N November 19, 2017 3:23 am UTC
What does the bundle actually contain?
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Meredith G November 19, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Hello Bradley! This is actually the anchor product for the bundle that can be found here:
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Andrew F November 21, 2017 1:36 am UTC
Can publishers add Product to the Bundle as well as buying it to help out?
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