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Two years after burying her mother, Chalise Scholl is relying on social media to pay for her own funeral

Chalise Scholl says she had to cash in her life insurance policy to bury her mother two years ago.

Now Scholl is raising money for her own funeral. Diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer, doctors have given her six months to live. She's 37.

She sells wristbands on Facebook for $4 apiece. A friend has set up a GoFundMe page. A restaurant near her home in Peoria recently held a benefit. She has raised

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