Laura Fleming

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Laura Fleming

Post by Bobc » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:04 am

I wanted to let everyone know our friend Laura Fleming aka “SBB” is now in the fight for her life she was admitted to Brigham and Womens Hospital on Friday night she has a very large tumor in her chest.
They do not have the full pathology back but it is not operable it has encompasses her right lung her has attachment to her chest wall and is occluding her superior vena cava it is also pushing on her aorta. Most likely this is a string cell sarcoma, which is similar to what she had in 2016. The pathology should be back in a day or 2 then they can start working on a plan to hopefully shrink it with radiation or Chemo.
They have her intubated and sedated in MICU. FYI she walked in to the ER Friday night the mass of tumor closed the air way to her right lung shortly thereafter. I has been a rough few days for her they did not think she would make it thru the intubation due to pressure on her SVC but she is TOUGH and made it thru just fine.
It is almost unimaginable that 2 weeks ago Monday she was in her race car in 90+ degree heat turning 1:17’s at Thompson and today she is fighting for her life…… her only complaint over the last week was her rib hurt we both though it was the broken one from Watkins or maybe some muscle pain due to the injury and the race seat just irritated it. The mass was first found on a chest x-ray Monday for the rib pain.
They do not allow visitors or flowers.
She is in need of a miracle so all we can ask is for you to pray for her.


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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by mattd » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:12 am

Bob - you guys are very much in my thoughts. My best to you both. Hoping for the best possible outcome as I am sure you are.
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by SandyClam » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:15 am

Wow Bob, so sorry to hear this news. Laura will be in our prayers; she is tough so if anyone can get through this, it will be her.

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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by jeffw » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:32 am

Thanks for letting us know. The whole COM family will be pulling for Laura. She's been known to sandbag here and there so I know she's gonna pull hard....
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by Juiced06GTO » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:57 am

If you guys need anything please let us know. Brigham and Womens is a great hospital so she is in good hands. Hoping for the best possible outcome in all of this. Tell her to stay strong and keep pushing through.

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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by brucesallen » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:50 am

her's hoping for that miracle. We need Speedy, wonderful Laura back in our track community.
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by JimsLS1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Probably like many of you, Laura's situation makes me feel powerless to help, but prayer is action and it does help. Let's take a minute to focus on Laura in the coming days and give her our strength.
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by DanB » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Thinking of Laura, praying too...
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by lou m » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Thanks for posting Bob, she is in our prayers too.

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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by breakaway500 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:30 am

I believe in miracles and there is no one more deserving than Laura. She is very lucky to have someone as strong as you by her side,Bob. Keep up the good fight. Mark
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by TroyV » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:28 am

Laura is one of the most relentless and tenacious drivers I know. She has a competitive spirit that is contagious.....and she is seriously tough.

Bob, please let Laura know that her friends here at COM are thinking of her and stand ready to assist in any way if needed.
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by Chrispy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:08 pm

We're pulling for her, she is one of the toughest women I've met. If you need us to take care of anything at home while you are with her just let us know.
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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by sawyerhillbilly » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:54 pm


Please send Laura my best wishes. Stay strong my friend. Please keep us updated.

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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by n1gzd » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:44 pm

Thanks for sharing this devastating news. Hoping for a miracle. Rebecca

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Re: Laura Fleming

Post by dinoracer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:02 pm


I’ve been in touch with Bob on a regular basis. Laura’s hanging tough as we’d all expect. She’s got a team of doctors and nurses working the problem hard, and leaving no stone unturned. Bob will post an update when there are results of this full court press to share. He’s very appreciative , as is Laura , of all the thoughts and prayers. Keep’em coming please.
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