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Amanda Noble, age 26, has won her second battle with stage 4 cancer! Please donate what you can to help lower her outstanding medical bills.

Thank you so much for visiting my page! I am 26 years old and have now beat cancer twice. I can't even believe it. My life has completely changed.

I was 19 years old, living in Wisconsin and attending college when I was diagnosed with a very rare kind of cancer called Synovial Sarcoma on March 7, 2005. I had a tumor the size of a nerf football in my hip. After a 6 month battle and an extensive surgery I was successfully in remission for 5 years. During this time I returned to college and earned my bachelors degree in Business. After graduation, I lived out one of my dreams and moved out to Southern California. I was doing great! Living close to the beach, working, and loving life. Everything changed in June of 2010 when I noticed that my left leg had begun to swell. I had a CT scan that showed there was a tumor in my pelvis wrapped around the main artery and vein that goes to my leg. A biopsy showed that my cancer had returned. It was very hard for me to understand how it could come back as the first time fighting cancer had been so hard. I also knew life as I knew it was about to drastically change. People my age were starting their careers and getting married and I had to instead go through what was sure to be another hard struggle for my life. But, instead of thinking 'why me?', I knew I had a job to do: beat this thing again.

I immediately had to quit my 2 jobs and begin rigorous chemotherapy. Dr. Chawla, a sarcoma expert located in Santa Monica, California was the best choice for me to receive treatment. I moved in with my gracious Aunt and Uncle as I was unable to live on my own without an income and my parents and sisters live in Las Vegas, 4 hours away. It was a hard choice because it would mean having to be away from my family, but Dr. Chawla is the best. I am so thankful to have my Aunt and Uncle or else I could not have received the treatment which ultimately saved my life.

After a traumatizing year of emotional and physical proportions I had surgery to remove the tumor. My family and I returned to my surgeon in Wisconsin, Dr. King at Froedert Hosptal, who did my first cancer surgery as I trusted him the most out of any other surgeon I had met with. He had the most confidence in saving my leg. The chemotherapy had worked and shrunk the tumor to a manageable size. He and a team of 4 doctors performed a 13 hour surgery to remove my tumor and bypass my artery and vein. I am very lucky to say they were successful in the surgery. Then, after a month in the hospital, I returned to California to complete 3 more rounds of chemotherapy.

I finished my last Chemotherapy on October 10, 2011. Now I will have CT scans about every 2 months to monitor me closely for any recurrence. I've recently started physical therapy and am very exited to get my strength back! I can't wait to experience everything in this beautiful life.

I know my positive attitude and love for life is what helped me get through this, along with the amazing support I received from family and friends. I feel very very blessed and lucky. It is now my goal to be a positive inspiration to others. To be a living, walking example that you can do anything you set your mind to, no matter what the odds are. I am so happy to be alive and to have my leg.

Now that I've beaten cancer once again, I unfortunately have to deal with the mountain of bills that my insurance wouldn't cover from my treatment, surgery, hospital stays, scans, and other medical expenses.

Literally anything you could donate would help me out immensely! No donation is too small. I just want to get on with my life. Thank you again for visiting my page and for all of the prayers, well wishes, love and hugs I have received.

If you would like to contact me directly, my email is: amandamarienoble@gmail.com.

my mailing address is :
Amanda Noble
18091 Ivorycrest Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Lots of love and light,
Amanda
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