Posted: Dec 28, 2012 3:08 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Dec 28, 2012 5:39 PM
ALICE -- On Christmas Eve, Belinda Luna's car was stolen. On Christmas night, her childhood home burned to the ground. Now, her cancer has spread.
Luna, 46, who is battling ovarian cancer, said she found out Friday that the tumor has gotten larger.
Her week was bookended with a series of unfortunate events. The first one happened when Luna stopped by the Texas Star convenience store on E. Main Street Monday night. While she was inside two men carjacked her vehicle, her elderly mother still in the passenger seat. The suspects later released her mother, who is partially paralyzed from a stroke, at a nearby hospital unharmed, but her bad string of luck continued.
The next day her mother's house -- her childhood home -- burned down. Her mother, Ricarda Lopez, 68, was inside when the fire started, but was able to get out safely.
But the worst news came Friday -- Luna's cancer had gotten worse, and doctors told her she needed to get M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for treatment.
Luna has set up a donation account at First Convenience Bank in Alice. Donations can be made by using the account number: 436515688. The account is under Belinda Luna and Ricarda Lopez.
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