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Friends rally around woman awaiting liver transplant

Tibilier was diagnosed about four years ago with pancreatic cancer. (Image Source: WLOX News) Tibilier was diagnosed about four years ago with pancreatic cancer. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Those who know her say she keeps them uplifted, but she says the same about her friends. (Image Source: WLOX News) Those who know her say she keeps them uplifted, but she says the same about her friends. (Image Source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Anastacia Tibilier isn't going down without a fight.

"I might be hurting at my best, but I still smile," said Tibilier

Tibilier, 40, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about four years ago. 

"I went into hospice. They gave me three to six months to live," said Tibilier.

Two years later, Tibilier is still fighting. Battling hepatic disease, she's been waiting on a liver transplant for two and a half years.

"She's just a very positive person and she knows that the outcome isn't the best. She's a very accepting of that," said Lisa Damiano.

Tibilier is in constant pain and the many side effects can be overwhelming. She's lost her short and long-term memory. 

Her support system is grand. Many of those who keep her going attended a benefit fundraiser at Ya Mamaz House in Biloxi to show how much they admire her.

"I pray everything works out, something works for her because I mean she's young. She has a lot of life to live," said Jennene Cruz, Tibilier's friend and caretaker.

Those who know her say she keeps them uplifted, but she says the same about her friends.

"Without my village, I would already be dead," said Tibilier.

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