Very sad news this week out of the television world:
Mob Wives star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola has been hospitalized for stage 4 lung and brain cancer.
Raiola's sister, Janine Detore, revealed this tragic diagnosis to fans on Wednesday, saying that treatments for the VH1 reality star have not been working.
As a result, she has created a GoFundMe page in the hopes of raising $25,000 for alternative cures.
"My sister was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer," Detore wrote on this GoFundMe page.
"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."
Last March, the 55-year old told People Magazine that she was diagnosed with a lemon-sized tumor in her throat.
A mother of two, Angela said she quit smoking (following 40 years of the habit) that day and underwent surgery in June.
"We were advised that she would start immunotherapy the following week," Detore writes online, bringing fans up to date.
"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.
"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."
Thus far, supporters have surpassed the family's goal and raised over $30,000 for Big Ang.
We send her our very best wishes.