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How you can help Dumont native battling cancer

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SHOUT OUT: A Dumont native undergoing a stem cell transplant for Stage 4 cancer and her family could use a boost.

Barbara Reeves — whose brother, Richard Zdanowicz, is an Oradell police sergeant and former borough fire chief — has battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since a lung collapsed two years ago. She has undergone chemotherapy for more than a year.

Last June, Barbara, 42, had autologous stem cell transplant at Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, but her cells didn’t respond. Since then, she’s gone for chemo treatments every three weeks.

RWJ Hospital found two stem cell matches for the transplant. They said Barbara would be in the hospital for 4 to 6 weeks.

She and her husband, Dan, have two teenage children.

A special GoFundMe page has been set up to help them meet medical bills not covered by insurance.

“These expenses are mounting and continuing to add stress to our family already dealing with the ongoing reality of this terrible disease,” said Zdanowicz, who established the page.

“Barbara would never ask for help,” he said. “However, I know that she and her husband can no longer handle this financial burden on their own.

“So by showing your support, you can help bring comfort to the everyday stress of her battle and give her the hope that she needs to continue to fight this disease,” Zdanowicz said.

“Every little donation and prayer can make a difference.”

CLICK HERE: Barbara’s Mission to Beat Cancer (GoFundMe)

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