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This fundraiser ended on 11/03/12

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The family of Cheryl Kawell are wanting to raise money to help with her battle against Breast Cancer. Please show your support!

Cheryl was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer in January 2012. This was devastating to us because it does not run in our family and we could not understand how this could happen to us. In July of 2009, she had a heart attack and was diagnosed with Prinzmetal Angina. We thought we got over all of the bad luck with medical problems till she was diagnosed with the Breast Cancer. She had a mastectomy in February 2012 to remove the lump and her whole breast. After a few months of recovery, she was told that she would have to have Chemotherapy because she was a triple negative threat, which means does not express the genes for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) or Her2/neu to feed the tumors. This of course sounds good, but is also bad because she would not be able to take oral chemo therapies to help with prevention. Then she was told another reason was because she had one of the fastest growing cancer cells, which meant she would have to have normal Chemo Therapy. She has started Chemotherapy May of this year, but she has had problems with it. She had to stop Chemo for a month due to an infection that she had gotten, which was Cellulitis, and having to have a blood transfusion. She started it back up recently, but has been delayed due to her WBC becoming low after two treatments and has to wait a week to start treatment back up again. She is still undergoing treatment now. After treatment is over, she will to have reconstruction surgery couple months after the treatments are completely done.
Cheryl is the wife and mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Natalie and Casey. She is not able to work due to the WBC being down a lot, having had the infection, and the treatments. Her husband, Brad, has just recently in July lost his job and now they don’t have any income to help provide for her and everything else that she needs. This whole battle has been draining on the family both mentally, physically, and financially. Cheryl is trying to battle through all of this and with the mounting bills we have, we are worried that we will lose everything. We can't change that she was diagnosed, but if we could we would! But all we can do is ask for help to support my mother and help her from worrying about things she should not be worrying about and help us get through this hard time. We just want her to worry about getting herself better through this whole process. Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.

God Bless you.
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