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The family and friends of Darcy Nickerson Tucker are uniting to raise money to help in her battle against breast cancer. Please help!

My sweet sister, Darcy, was diagnosed with breast cancer - Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in May. We lost our Mother and sister Debbie, (Darcy's twin) to breast cancer in 2004 - just two weeks apart and Deb was only 42. This diagnosis was incredibly hard to even get our arms around this time. We have gone through so much already. 
Darcy has been a single Mom since 2004, and through it all she has maintained her priorities of being home when her kids got home from school, even if it meant not having the highest paying job. Darcy felt it was her responsibility to raise her kids, not someone else's. So, she has worked hard all of her life, making ends meet, and she is amazing at managing her money. She never has lived beyond her means, and has never allowed herself to live off government benefits. Having to ask for help now is extremely hard for her. For the first time in her life she has had to accept Medicaid for insurance. But, in this situation, there is a cost share, and they will not allow certains tests that are key to managing her progress or the genetic testing the physicians recommend.
Also, being a single Mom of three, only one now under 18, she is battling this disease and unable to work so her mortgage, car payment and living expenses are also threatening her ability to focus on her health and this fight. Her youngest daughter is just about to turn 16 and wants to pick up a job to help out. Her oldest daughter, is raising two young children, and has moved in to help her Mom. What she is making is not able to cover what these costs are. Darcy needs your help. She has just learned her treatment plan, and will be receiving both chemo and biotherapy treatments for the next 5 months, then a bilateral mastectomy, and then 6 months more of biotherapy and the physicians believe she may be out of work for up to one year. Social Security wont be an option for at least 6 months.
Darcy needs to focus all of her energy on getting well and not stressing about the financial side of this disease. She deserves that. I hope that as you read this, you consider supporting her with any amount of gift that you can afford. Our first goal is $15,000. That will help her to get to the end of this year and into the new year. As she moves through her therapy, our hope is that she will have options and choices.  Cancer patient's need to be able to make choices, and not be limitted by insurance.  That can limit their survival.   Please also put her in your prayers. These are most important and will help to give her the strength she needs to beat this disease. We all realize how everyone can be affected by cancer we just never know when it may hit. Please share this site with anyone you know. She really needs your help.
In sincere appreciation,
Karen Nickerson Correll
If you would rather send a check donation, please send in Darcy's name to:
Darcy Tucker c/o Karen Correll 14 Stone Ridge Drive, Rutland, VT 05701
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