Cancer patient Shannon Dunleavy to host celebration of life

A terminal cancer patient is hosting a gathering tomorrow to celebrate the gift of life with her friends and family. Shannon Dunleavy, 28, was diagnosed

Cancer patient Shannon Dunleavy, 28, will be hosting a private gathering tomorrow for family and friend to celebrate the gift of life.

Cancer patient Shannon Dunleavy, 28, will be hosting a private gathering tomorrow for family and friend to celebrate the gift of life. (2/22/13)

DARIEN - A terminal cancer patient is hosting a gathering tomorrow to celebrate the gift of life with her friends and family.

Shannon Dunleavy, 28, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010, but after surgery and treatment, the cancer continued and was eventually diagnosed as terminal.

Doctors say Dunleavy only has a few months to live, but rather than eventually having a traditional funeral, she wants a celebration of life. During her celebration, she will be surrounded by more than 100 family members and friends, all wearing her favorite color, green.

Dunleavy's friends have organized a fund to help pay her overwhelming medical bills.

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