A woman suffering from Ovarian Cancer who was recently featured in a story on KENS 5 has taken a turn for the worse, family members said Monday.
We first met 25-year-old Alyssa Salazar late last month when she was featured in a story for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Sadly, just a few weeks later, family members have told us that she has taken a turn for the worse and was not expected to survive her most recent bout with the disease.
Alyssa's family is organizing a fundraiser plate sale on her behalf this weekend in the hopes of raising funds for her mounting medical bills. The event at Crazy J's Sports Bar kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday. You can also donate to a GoFundMe account for Alyssa and her daughter by clicking here.
Alyssa met with KENS 5 reporter, and fellow Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Roma Villavicencio, in September. Their combined story of survival quickly touched the hearts of so many people in our community, with the web copy reaching more than 90,000 people on Facebook alone.
Roma was the perfect candidate to share Alyssa's story as she herself battled Ovarian Cancer at the age of 21. See her story in the Facebook Live video below.
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