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Friends rally around single mother battling brain cancer

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Friends of a single mother from Woodway battling stage four brain cancer are hosting a fundraiser to help cover basic needs and costs associated with her daughter’s upcoming school year.

According to her friend Michelle Sullivan-Leal, Lisa Page, who is 47-years-old, was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2012. She was in remission but was later diagnosed with bone cancer which has since spread to her brain.

Her 15-year-old daughter Sydny has been taking care of her mother.

"I make sure that she takes her medicine. That she is getting around, that she's eating, she is getting enough sleep," Page said.

Page lost her father last year so she said her mother is the only one she has left.

"I want her to be there when I graduate high school and everything. I want her to make it," Page said.

Sullivan-Leal also hopes Lisa has many years ahead of her.

"Her personality is above all. She is a fighter and she will fight until the end," Sullivan-Leal said.

Since Tuesday, Page has been under hospice care.

Her friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help her family. In addition, they plan to host a benefit silent auction on Aug. 20 at the Castle Heights Bijoux Event Center in Waco from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

"Sadly Lisa is just one of the millions that have to choose between food and healthcare," Sullivan-Leal said.

The proceeds will go toward school supplies for Page and costs associated with her getting a driver's license, which would help her drive her mom to her doctor appointments.

"With the support, we are hoping to give her a little piece of mind to Lisa that her daughter is taken care of. That the community is here to support her and her family," Sulivan-Leal said.

Sydny also appreciates the support.

"I'm grateful for it. I'm glad people care," Page said.

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