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Help our courageous friend, Sandi, "Fight Like a Girl" and kick her breast cancer!

In February of this year, a routine annual mammogram revealed Sandi had breast cancer in her right breast. After further testing, a suspicious tumor was found in her left breast, but believed to be benign. Sandi decided to proceed with a double mastectomy on March 13th. Biopsies revealed cancer in both breasts, as well as in her lymph nodes. A short time later, Sandi again underwent another surgery, this time to remove dead tissue from the area around the first surgery. A short time later, Sandi was referred to an Oncology Gynecologist due to severe pain she was experiencing in her lower back and hip. She was informed she would need to undergo yet another surgery; this time a complete hysterectomy. A very large cyst had been discovered on her ovary. Although it was believed to be benign, it turned out her breast cancer had spread to her pelvic region.

Sandi is battling Stage 3 breast cancer and is currently undergoing aggressive chemotherapy every three weeks for six sessions. She’s been told it is not certain the chemotherapy will take care of the cancer. It is likely she’ll also undergo radiation and may face further chemotherapy treatments.

If that wasn’t enough, Sandi’s husband, Walt, injured his shoulder shortly after Sandi’s mastectomy and has been off of work due to disability for a number of weeks now and won’t be released back to work for at least a few more weeks.

These two have certainly had their fair share of struggles on this journey and yet, their faith keeps them grounded. They realize how blessed they are with all the love and support they have received from family and friends and are deeply touched by the generosity shown to them. They have their share of ups and downs, but have been such an inspiration to everyone around them.

As you can only imagine, the financial need is mounting with lost wages, medical bills that are not all covered by insurance, struggles to pay the mortgage, etc. Sandi’s treatments are expected to last the remainder of 2012 and possibly beyond.

It is our hope and deepest desire that this fundraiser will help them meet their financial obligations while they continue on this very difficult journey. They both have enough to worry about that they should not have to worry about a roof over their heads or food on their table. Help us to help them so they can fight the good battle and win! Both of them have huge hearts and have given much of themselves in service to others in the past. It is now our turn…their family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and Brothers and Sisters in Christ, to show them our love. Many of us have been touched in one way or another by breast cancer or other forms of cancer. Sometimes it’s hard to know just what to say or how to help, but making a donation will make a real difference in the life of Sandi and Walt right now.

Won’t you please take a few minutes to donate and spread the word to others you know who may want to help? All your contributions, thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.
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