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New Jersey Resident Stranded And Unable To Get Cancer Treatment

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SAYREVILLE, N.J. - Two weeks after Sandy, parts of New York and New Jersey are still trying to rebuild.

WMDT's Jemie Lee had the opportunity to ride along with a relief crew from Ocean City, Maryland to witness the devastation. She spoke with one family whose road to recovery

Trapped on the top floor of their home, Christy Souders and her two kids couldn't get out for days."Everything was washed out. everything was under feet of water. It's devastating. We work so hard for what we have and it's all gone. My 4-year-old's traumatized. She's afraid of water now. She won't go near water," she said.

It's the story many up north are facing. But for Christy and her family, their situation is a matter of life and death. "I moved here for cancer treatment at Robert Wood Johnson," she said. After being diagnosed with brain cancer, she moved to Sayreville, New Jersey six years ago.

Stuck without a car and a means for transportation, it makes her dilemma that much more difficult. "Can't get to doctor's appointments. It's so hard to get anywhere. I've been missing my daily radiation. Right now it's hard for me because one, I'm turning anemic, and I'm not getting the treatment I need to slow the progression," she said.

She stands by dozens of others in similar situations- and leans on them for support. "You know, everybody looks out for each other. You need a shoulder to cry on, they're there. We've become just a giant family now," she said.

The Ocean City crew is still accepting donations to be delivered to disaster areas. The items most needed include flashlights, batteries, and cleaning supplies.

Drop off locations:
Hooters, West Ocean City 11am-3pm every day
Blue Fish, 94th street From 12-4 Tuesday Through Sunday
Art League of Ocean City MD 94th Street 11-4 Tuesday Through Sunday
Burley Oak Brewing Company, Berlin 11-3 Monday through Saturday 12-3 Sunday

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