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This fundraiser ended on 12/01/12

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The family of Sherri Ridge Cathey are uniting to raise money to help with her second battle against cancer.

Sherri was diagnosed in November 2010 with advanced stage breast cancer of triple-negative type. She was forced to take a leave from work for the next eight months for chemotherapy, double mastectomy and radiation treatment. Upon the conclusion of this treatment, she was given a state of 'no evidence of disease' by her oncologist and was able to return to work August of 2011. Her first checkup was clear of disease. However, in March of 2012 she was diagnosed with a completely different cancer...neuroendocrine cancer of unknown primary and forced to suspend working once again. This is a rare type of cancer and after a few surgical procedures locally, she and her family opted for treatment 4 hours away at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa OK since they specialize in cancer treatment and have experts in this type of cancer. An oral chemotherapy treatment was prescribed but her body could not tolerate the side effects. Just this week (Oct 2012) She started systemic chemotherapy for the second time in two years. Her family decided to file for Social Security Disability as she is unable to continue her job as a teacher while trying to fight this dreaded disease. SSI disability will be approximately 50% of her normal income but takes about 5 months to begin paying and due to Sherri's previous bought with cancer, the travel, accommodations, treatments, and medical bills have of course created a substantial hardship on her family as they move into the holidays with their family of four girls - ages 16, 16, 7 and 4. Her husband has nearly exhausted his vacation allotment and may have to accept reduced wages as he attempts to remain by her side through the many trips to and from Tulsa. Sherri, her family and support team thank you all for your donations and encouragement, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.

Mike and Sherri Cathey
Haylee Campbell
Savanna Cathey
Cameraon Cathey
Brynnan Cathey
Dale Ridge
Shirley Ridge
Ray Baxley
Lisa Baxley
Jesse Nichols
Amanda Nichols
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