According to Raiola's sister Janine Detore, the VH1 reality star's treatments have not been working. Therefore she has created a GoFundMe page seeking $25,000 for alternative cures. In just two days, the campaign has exceeded that goal and raised more than $35,000 in two days.
"My sister was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer," Detore wrote on the crowdfunding account. "Chemotherapy was started January 5th. On January 26th the doctor reviewed her CT scan and informed us that the treatment was not working, and in fact one tumor grew larger and the other tumors had no change."
Raiola, 55, was diagnosed with a lemon-sized tumor in her throat in March. The mother of two and grandmother underwent surgery again in June.
"We were advised that she would start immunotherapy the following week. Well here we are at the emergency room waiting to see why her breathing is labored and the amount of pain she is having is by far more than she could handle," Detore continued.
"So I suggested cannabis oil as an alternative. This is why I am putting up this go fund me to try to help my sister to get this oil to help her at least be pain free. Angela cannot function to work anymore."