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Women Battling Cancer Get Help Around the House

7:22 AM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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Omaha, NE (KMTV)  - "Clean the bathroom, the kitchen, living room, dining room, vacuum, dust."

From top to bottom, Cathy Tichy and her Molly Maid cleaning crew make homes like this one, sparkle.

"If your house is not clean and you aren't feeling well and you're stuck in the house, it's very stressful for the whole family."

These women are cleaning for a reason.

"I had always done everything in our house. Along with running a daycare I'd cleaned and cooked and done everything for my family so this is actually the first time in my life that I've been unable to do things."

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Donna Manna is still adjusting to her new normal. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May and already she's had multiple surgeries and is undergoing hard chemotherapy.

"I have no energy. Right now my heart races all the time so just being able to walk up the stairs and walk down the stairs, it's very hard for me so most of my days are spent up in my room."

Donna can't do what she used to, so she's getting a little help. Once a month, through the Cleaning for a Reason non-profit, Donna gets her home cleaned, for free.

"If your house is clean I think you get better faster. I really believe that if you, if your house is clean, organized and it's not chaotic you feel better and you can heal better. So that's what we're doing. We're just trying to help women heal ."

"It's hard to look around the house and see that everything is not in place, and you want to clean, but I don't have the energy and I'm too sick. I just can't do it right now, so this, what they've done, to come in and clean our house is amazing for me and helps out so much."