ORCHARD PARK, NY - Friends will gather this weekend to try to raise money for a single mom, diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.
Elizabeth Diamond was a successful author and motivational speaker before her diagnosis in August, for which she has undergone numerous treatments including radiation.
Since then, she has had to move, with her four young daughters, into her mother's home, because she can no longer care for them by herself.
She says –for someone, whose career was to guide others in methods of self-help, -- it's been hard to admit that she needs help herself
"It's been a very big lesson for me," said Diamond, "to say that, hey, you aren't this indestructible one person who can do it all. And it's really the first time in my life I've had to really let go and surrender."