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Friends help cancer victim's family try to pay bills

By Kathy Chaffin
Salisbury Post
In her 31/2-year battle with breast cancer, Michelle Hosch’s treatments cost $40,000 more than what her husband’s health insurance plan covered.
And the bills are still coming in, say family members. Hosch, who traveled as far as the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill. for treatment, died April 29 at her home at 1061 Foxbrook Place. She was 33.
Her husband, Dwayne, is doing the best he can to deal with his grief and comfort their two children, 5-year-old Christopher and 13-year-old Beth. But he still must try to pay the bills, according to family members.
He was out on family medical leave for much of this year while caring for Michelle in her last days.
Family, friends and neighbors are trying to help out by sponsoring two fundraisers for the Hosch family.
The first will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Woodleaf Lanes on Jake Alexander Boulevard. For every person who pays $9 for two games and shoe rental, $3 will go to the Hosch family.
The second fundraiser is a community yard sale at the Grace Ridge subdivision clubhouse on Grace Church Road on May 31, also a Saturday, from 6:30 a.m. until people stop coming.
A fund for the Hosch family has been set up at Wachovia Bank.
Anyone who would like to donate items to the yard sale can call Laura Johnson at 704-267-0422 or Linda Hawkins at 704-754-0489.
Contact Kathy Chaffin at 704-797-4249 or kchaffin@salisburypost.com.

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