The big gathering in the afternoon in the Bellfonte home of a relative was set up to be a big send off from friends and relatives for a woman who is facing a terminal illness with a lot of spirit. Marty Fleck has battled breast cancer for the past seventeen years. While she has managed to beat the disease three times, in this round she has been diagnosed with a stage four form of the cancer. It's expected to take her life in the not too distant future.
Fleck says she is terminally ill with breast cancer and has an estimated six months to live. Fleck says she is going to make the most of the days she has left. On this day, she was on the receiving end of a celebration organized by the Dream Foundation. That national group grants wishes for people who are terminally ill.
Fleck's wish was for a special trip to New York City with her daughters and granddaughters that the whole family is excited about. For Fleck, the trip to New York is way to bond with family members made possible by some very generous strangers.
The people who are sponsoring the New York adventure say it's just their way of honoring Fleck's determination to live her remaining day to the fullest. It's clear their efforts are appreciated. The family group will travel to New York City on Monday in a Fullington limousine and spend the next couple of days taking in all that City has to offer thanks to the Dream Foundation.