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Our thoughts and prayers go out to “Mob Wives” star Big Ang. On Feb. 2, the reality star’s sister, Janine Detore, launched a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising $25K toward Big Ang’s battle against stage four lung and brain cancer.

In April 2015, Big Ang, whose real name is Angela Raiola, underwent a procedure to have a tumor removed from her throat. However, by the close of the year, the cancer had returned. In January, the 55-year-old underwent another round of chemotherapy. “On Jan. 26, the doctor reviewed her CT scan and informed us that the treatment was not working, and in fact one tumor grew larger and other tumors had no change,” Detore wrote. “We were advised that she should start immunotherapy the following week,” reads Detore’s campaign page.

According to Detore’s fundraiser, the funds raised will help pay for cannabis oil, which helps treat pain. As of Wednesday, Feb. 3, more than $12K had been raised. Detore went on to explain how Big Ang recently wound up in the emergency room with labored breathing and pain. “So I suggested cannabis oil as an alternative,” Detore wrote. “This is why I am putting up this GoFundMe to try to help my sister to get this oil to help her at least be pain free. Angela cannot function to work anymore. I’m not sure that it will work but I’m praying.”

Big Ang joins a long list of stars, from TV anchors to athletes to actors, who all have battled cancer. Hit the flip for all the deets and show Big Ang some love and encouragement in the comment section below.

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