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This is the story of Sherry's battle with breast cancer. Please show your support!

Sherry , my mom, started out the 2012 year with a resolution that she truly planned on keeping. She is going to fight and beat breast cancer. She was diagnosed with Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma as well as Lymphnoid carcinoma on Friday, January 13 2012. She started the first of her 16 treatments of chemotherapy on February 1st with high hopes of returning to work as a Para educator for the Olympia School District where she has worked and volunteered for the past 12 years. Sadly, she was not able to overcome the extreme nausea and horrendous body pain and had to take time off.

Sherry has been an active mother to 3 girls, Darci, Danica and Shara and 4 year old granddaughter, Rylee, for almost 30 years. She has not been able to participate in any of her regular passions like crafts with her granddaughter and events at her children’s schools. This disease has taken almost everything from her. She still has one gigantic thing that she refuses to let cancer take from her, the fight to stay alive and watch her youngest daughter graduate high school and attend her granddaughters first day of school. Her husband, Don works 40 + hours a week and comes homes everyday with a smile on his face and performs all the duties that need to be done. He has been by her side through every treatment and is her rock. She has a long road of finishing her chemo treatments, various surgeries and radiation treatments ahead of her.

Unfortunately, although they are strongly supported and loved, the bills they are acquiring are becoming far too much to handle. They have both reached out to numerous agencies and state help, but due to the extreme amount of people being diagnosed with cancer on a daily basis, the funds are limited and they have reached a dead end.

I am asking that we support my mom in any way we can and let her know that this disease might have taken her hair, but will never take her spirit or ability to enjoy life without worrying about how her and her husband will keep a roof over their head, or food on their table. Anything that you can give will be gladly accepted and greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for your support. My mom has taught me many things in my life, but the one thing I have learned over the last 4 months is that simple acts of kindness are still out there and usually happen when and where you least expect it.

God Bless.
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