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Single mother battling breast cancer in need of help

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It's a story of bravery with a single mother battling breast cancer who is still in need of a way to pay for treatments.

59News caught up with her on Sunday to find out how you can help.

"I was diagnosed December 21st right before Christmas, I found out I was triple negative. I did the bi-lateral mastectomy first, and then I did chemo treatments. I am getting ready to have another mastectomy, they will go back in and redo the right mastectomy because I didn't have clear margins. After that, in October I will start radiation treatments," said Carlisa Fields, breast cancer survivor.

Carlisa's regular flights to Houston and back for treatments are taking a toll on her financially. To help with the costs of traveling, Carlisa's sister Suzie is giving back to her with her most prized possession.

"She wanted to do whatever she could to help out so she decided to raffle off her car," Fields said.

"This is nothing compared to her receiving the proper care and her being able to win this battle," sister Susie Arthur told us.

If you could see yourself sitting in the driver's seat of a Camaro Z28, it car could be yours at their upcoming benefit concert.

"The concert is going to be September 13th and it's going to be at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center. Doors will open at 6 and the concert starts at 7 and we will be giving the car away that night," Arthur told 59News.

A widowed gentlemen who heard Carlisa's story decided to reach out to her the best way he knew how.

"Ma'am I'm going to buy $100 dollars of tickets off of you and if I win this car I will donate it back to you so you can resell it again. My wife died 2 1/2 years ago of cancer and I feel this is the right thing to do," said Tom Midkiff.

The cost of the concert is a donation of $10. The cost of a raffle ticket to win the car is $20. The Lilly Mountaineers band will be performing.

If you can't make it out to the concert and still want to donate you can email Susie Arthur at