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The family and friends of Lynn Cassidy are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against breast cancer. Please show your support!

As some of you may already know, Lynn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. After undergoing a mastectomy and intense chemotherapy she was able to rid the disease from her body. Lynn had been consistent and went to all of her follow up appointments for the following 5 years and in 2010 she was considered cancer free!

In February 2012, Lynn began to experience excruciating pain in her right chest. After a round of tests and scans, her Doctor called with the worst news she could have heard, “You have fluid in your lungs and it looks like the cancer has returned.” She reported to the Emergency Room immediately. The cancer returned with a vengeance spreading through her pleural space. Surgery was performed and medicines were administered. She remained in the hospital for 12 days. Following her stay, her Doctor put her on a hormone pill which didn’t reduce the cancer cells as they hoped. So they then put her on chemo, in a pill form, with the hope that would stop the cancer. However, after the 3 month trial of the medicine, she received more bad news that that didn’t work. In fact, the cancer spread more. In that short time it has spread throughout the pleura area, the spleen, mammary glands, and reached the bones of her clavicle, pelvis, hip, arms and legs. Lynn had to be put back on IV chemo along with IV treatment for her bones and she is re-living her worst nightmare all over again.

As if things couldn’t get any worse, Lynn’s husband, Rick went to a “regular” check up and the Doctor referred him to a cardiologist because something didn’t seem right with his heart. Two weeks after Lynn was released from the hospital, Rick was being admitted for open heart surgery. He spent 11 days in the ICU and while still recovering, Lynn was by his side every day.

Lynn is a fighter, but she needs our help:

Lynn had always had a calling to become a teacher. With her great sense of humor and her kind nurturing soul, she followed that dream and became a second career teacher. However, after 2 years of teaching, she was furloughed due to budget cuts. Her husband Rick, is a self-employed consultant and as such, he has no benefits. Her Cobra insurance is set to expire in February 2013 and she is having a hard time finding health insurance due to her preexisting condition.

We are trying to raise $30,000 to forgo medical expenses and to help alleviate any premiums that insurance companies are going to charge her. Please join her family and friends in this fundraising effort to help reduce the medical expenses and allow her to get all the medical treatment that she needs.

Lynn is a daughter, a mother, a sister, a “nana”, a great friend, and she has such a wonderful, upbeat spirit and is always trying to stay positive. Through all of these trials and tribulations, Lynn has kept a positive attitude and continues to care more about others than herself. It's time for us to take care of her! So therefore, I am asking that we all come together to help Lynn win “Round 2” of this battle with breast cancer. Please find it in your hearts to donate through this site or through Paypal.

If you prefer to mail in a donation, please send it to her daughter at:

Kelly Solomon

6937 Bishops Valley Cove

Bartlett, TN 38135

Thank you for taking the time to read Lynn's story, for spreading the word, and most of all, for donating some of your hard earned money for this worthwhile cause.

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