Pageant community rallies support as Mrs. America 2023 faces cancer battle
Midland mother of four, Regina Stock, who recently took home the Mrs. America crown in August 2023, is now fighting the battle of her life. And she needs the community’s help.
Almost two months into her reign as Mrs. America, Stock fell ill, ultimately learning she has Renal Cell Carcinoma impacting her left kidney, according to former Mrs. America winner Brooklyn Rivera. Now, Rivera has joined other former Mrs. America titleholders to support Stock during her fight against kidney cancer by launching a Go Fund Me with a $60,000 goal.
Rivera shared on the Go Fund Me page that Stock is a wife and mother of a blended family with four young children and is also self-employed. She requires immediate surgery to remove the cancerous mass and kidney; this health challenge will keep Stock, as well as her self-employed husband, away from work for an extensive time as they travel for treatment and attend to her recovery.
“We humbly ask for your assistance in any way possible,” stated Rivera, emphasizing that donations of all sizes will make an immense difference in their lives. She said that all contributions will directly contribute toward easing the financial burden of medical expenses, treatment, bills and accommodations related to Stock’s recovery. Rivera shared that the financial support will light the path for her healing and allow her to focus solely on regaining her health and strength.
Rivera described Stock—a 2014 Odessa High graduate—as more than just a fighter, but also as one who embodies strength, resilience and empathy and who has impacted many through her kindness and selflessness. In a rally of support, she called upon the community to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Stock to show her that no one fights alone.
She asked community members to donate and to spread the word about the Go Fund Me. “Together, we can create a powerful wave of love and support that will carry Regina and her family out of this challenging time.”
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