JD Disalvatore, a fixture in LGBT cinema culture having produced such instant classics as "A Marine Story," "Shelter," "Elena Undone" and "Eating Out 2," was diagnosed with cancer last week.
The doctors found four large lumps in both breast as well as masses in other areas of the body.She will undergo a double mastectomy and then faces six months of chemotherapy.
As a freelance filmmaker, she is without medical insurance as she faces an expensive battle ahead.
This is where her friends have stepped in.
They quickly established an online fundraising site and in 48 hours and raised more than $22,000. The current goal is to raise at least $35,000.
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