Fundraising event slated for Navy vet with cancerFree Access

Shay Farias

Shay Farias

A fundraiser is scheduled for a Mariposa woman who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Shay Farias, 24, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. A fundraising event is set for Wednesday, July 17 at The Hitching Post in Ahwahnee. It will be at 6 p.m.

Farias is a direct care staff member for First Step Group Home in Mariposa and also works as an assistant chef at Costa Livos in Mariposa.

She was diagnosed with cervical cancer through an annual checkup. Because her tests came back HPV positive, her doctor took a biopsy. Small tumors were discovered in her cervix. She has received three rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and has two more to go.

Once all treatments are finished, the doctor will order additional testing to determine if the treatments have worked. If there is no sign of improvement, the doctor is planning either surgery or a clinical trial.

For more information including how to help, call (559) 658-5428.

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