The family of Colleen Mary Johnson of Youngstown, who is undergoing cancer treatments, has established a GoFundMe link to assist her with mounting medical expenses.
In their posting found at www.gofundme.com/loveforcolleenmary, the family writes, "Our Mother, Colleen Mary Johnson, has always been our hero. A beautiful woman with a compassionate heart and a fierce love for her friends and family. Never once was there a task considered too big or too small that she wouldn't conquer for us. She has always put others before herself, and has devoted her entire life (and profession) to assisting others in need.
"She has a gift and passion for bringing out the best in people, and helping them shine. She has overcome more in her personal life than many of us can ever imagine, and now she has been struggling with a challenge that no one ever wants to hear or be faced with. Cancer. It sucks. In every way.
"Our mother has been unable to work since May, and is (temporarily) disabled due to removal of her lower left lung, a malignant tumor, and now a recent diagnosis that she has Carcinoid Syndrome in her body. As she continues her battle for health, she is facing financial and emotional struggles as well.
"We are asking our friends and family to help in any way they can to bring her through this difficult period in life. She has gone through all available resources, and would be blessed if you could help us with this attempt in helping our Mother.
"Thank you in advance for your consideration!"