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Please help this young mother Tracie Mitchell through her battle of a very rare soft tissue cancer (Synovial Sarcoma) and breast cancer!!

This is Tracie (Thygerson) Mitchell's story..... Tracie is an outgoing and hard working individual. She is 29 years old and is a mother to an amazing 9 year old little boy named Tavyn. She met (and married) an outstanding man which has stood by her side in every situation for the past 8 years. After saving up many years and helping each other grow as individuals together (if that makes sense) they bought their first house together last year. Everything was looking so perfect for them as their careers were really taking off and they were very happy as they got to enjoy all their hard work and live the "American Dream"! Some things can change so fast. Her husband encouraged her to go to the DR about an annoying mass in her leg even though she would have continued to brush it off for as long as possible. As the DR felt it his exact words were "this is interesting" which is definitely DR lingo for "I have no idea what this is" lol He immediately sent her for an MRI and about 2 months ago (August 31,2012 to be exact) she heard the DR tell her the worst three words anyone could ever hear.... "You have Cancer". How is this possible? That diagnosis NEVER even crossed her mind. Her next 2 months start a roller coaster ride that I am sure will not be coming to an end ANYTIME soon. She was told it was a very rare cancer and the "tumor" needed to come out immediately and was sent straight to a surgeon. With high hopes...she figured once removed, they would notice it was all a mistake and they would all just LEARN from the situation. (I don't care who you are..... When you hear you have Cancer you live your life different....You love more and you don't let small things bother you and you strive to be a better person and enjoy EVERYTHING in life) Although that is not what happened. Once biopsied her fears were confirmed and she was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma **a RARE soft-tissue cancer** and just a week later through tests found out it had metastasis to the lungs. She had to do a PET scan and found out there are more than 20 tumors in all lobes of the lungs and they told her she also had breast cancer. (Although the breast cancer was soon confirmed negative) It is test after test and bad news back to back it seems like. Even with all this craziness she is still EXTREMELY positive and is ready to fight. Tracie hasn't been able to work and the medical bills are ALREADY beginning to take a tole financially. She will be starting Chemo at the begining of December and we are asking for any help you can give for her and her family so she doesn't have to stress about financial issues as she fights this battle. THANK YOU SO MUCH!  (And send tons of HUGS!!!)

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