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The Children of Carla Johnson are raising money to help their mother in her battle against breast cancer. Please show your support!

On September 8, 2011 Carla was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer (one year after her husband died suddenly at the age of 54 of heart failure). October 14, 2011 she had a lumpectomy and lymph nodes removed. The pathology report showed that 4 out of the 5 nodes were cancerous. She underwent 4 months of chemotherapy. She was unable to work during most of her treatment due to a compromised immune system. Since she works as a Pre K teacher, doctors urged her not to work for her own safety. She then underwent another surgery to remove a hematoma and check the margins for cancer. Good news, no cancer was detected in the breast. One month later, she had another surgery to remove more lymph nodes because an MRI showed some to be questionable. We are waiting for the pathology report. After recovering from this surgery she will have 30 radiation treatments. Carla has insurance but has a very high deductible. She struggles to pay her mortgage on one salary. There will be many more doctors visits and tests in the future. We would like our mother to focus on her recovery without the stress of medical bills. Thank you for all of your donations, support and prayers.

**UPDATE** JUNE 24
Surgery to remove more lymph nodes was successful and the pathology report from the surgery showed no cancer! We are very happy and grateful to hear this news!

The children of Carla Johnson,

Keith Johnson
Jennifer Lennon
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