CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published before Monica's surgery on Dec. 9, 2021.
As our own Monica Robins recovers from another surgery for a brain tumor, many of you have reached out to ask how you can help show your support.
Well, here is your chance -- and it’s all for a great cause!
Donations are now being collected in Monica’s name to benefit the Prayers From Maria Children’s Cancer Foundation, which is the organization Monica personally selected for this fundraising effort. Those who make donations of $10 or more will receive a #MonicaRocks wristband, which you can wear in her honor.
You can make a donation HERE.
“Prayers From Maria is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas,” according to the foundation’s site.
The group also works to raise public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and their families who deal with the hardships of this disease.
You may know the foundation from Maria’s Field of Hope, which uses sunflowers “to gracefully draw attention to the lack of funding for childhood cancer.”
Monica, meanwhile, shared an update late Friday morning with a status on her recovery.
"I look like I’ve been in the worst bar fight ever, so I’m hoping that lends some street cred to this 'badass' reputation I’ve seemed to acquire," she wrote on Facebook.
You can read the full note from Monica in her post below:
“Life throws curve balls all the time,” Monica said before her surgery. “You need to pick up the ball and whip it back at life and say, ‘Uh, no, you're not gonna stop me. I'm gonna keep doing this.’”
Watch our extended conversation with Monica, which was done before her surgery: