It's currently a tough time for Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga, whose aunt began chemotherapy this week. So Melissa is letting her fans know that she appreciates their support.

Melissa took to Twitter on February 4 to let everyone know that her aunt is fighting the good fight against cancer by starting chemo treatment. "My beautiful aunt that I love so much started chemo today," Melissa wrote. "Please pray for her. She is a wonderful lady, heart of gold. Stage 4."

Fans immediately tweeted back to let Melissa know that they're wishing all the best to her aunt. So Melissa is now thanking everyone for their positive vibes. 

"Can't thank you enough for all your thoughts and prayers," she wrote. "You are truly such compassionate beautiful people. Xo"

Melissa isn't the only RHoNJ star who has been encouraging those who are battling cancer lately. Earlier this week, Caroline Manzo participated in World Cancer Day by posting photos of herself holding cards with the names of her loved ones who have battled the disease. 

We wish Melissa's aunt nothing but the best, and it's great that Melissa is firmly in her corner and letting people know to pray for her.

Source: Melissa on Twitter