Maria, a server at Dad's Kitchen, was recently diagnosed with cancer in both her cervix and lymph nodes on either side of her uterus.
The treatment is 30 days of radiation with 5 rounds of chemo to start.
To help her out in her time of need, Dad's Kitchen in Land Park is hosting a fundraiser for her on Monday, Sept. 14.
For just $15, you'll get access to a taco bar and Dad's Kitchen's famous homemade mac & cheese.
The $15 will go directly to support Maria, and the bar will be open for you to purchase beer, wine or kombucha.
According to this Go Fund Me page, Maria "is the kindest, most hard working, and just happiest person on this planet. She has a three year old son, lives in a one bedroom apartment with him, her fiance, works at Dad's Kitchen in Sacramento, and doesn't have a car. Please help us Keep Maria Smiling!"
If you can't attend the event on Monday, you can still help by visiting her Go Fund Me page and donating.
Dad's Kitchen is located at 2968 Freeport Blvd., and can be found online at http://ilovedadskitchen.com/.
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