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This fundraiser ended on 02/18/13

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The family and friends of Rose Albright are uniting to raise money to help with her fight against cancer. Please show your support!

Rose was diagnosed with squeamish cell cancer in April 2012. She was a bit anxious and wanted to get her treatments going as quick as possible. Things moved slow with no insurance. (Things don’t move as quick as we like) We had to jump financial loop holes and were faced with many financial situations. In May she finally started treatment at the cancer center in Lewiston and radiation center at St. Joseph Hospital. Her treatment consisted of a chemo treatment for 96 hours of constant intravenous and receiving radiation daily. This involved a daily trip to Lewiston which was a 143 mile a day round trip. This was again quite costly and extremely exhausting. The chemo treatments drained her physically and some days barely could stand the long trips.
In June 2012, she had a reaction to her PIC line which resulted in a blood clot and infection in her arm. She also had a severe bladder infection that required daily IV of antibiotics which had to be dispensed at the hospital. Two days later in June 2012, her rectal wall blew out due to radiation. She now has a colostomy and was hospitalized for 8 days. As soon as she was released from the hospital, she began her 2nd dose of chemo with 96 hours of constant intravenous chemo regiment.
My mom says, "during this time she had to rest most days just to get up and go to bed.
With the treatments and recent surgery I could not believe how weak I could be. I soon started getting some strength, but radiation burns then increased as the treatment continued. Finally the treatments were all over and my body was able to begin to heal. I was anxious to get the results as I had endured quite the treatment, but had to wait for my body to heal to get results. Finally a CAT scan and biopsy were done. To my disappointment one of the biopsies reflected evidence of cancer cells. We are now faced with a last resort surgery that was not performed earlier due the explosive nature of the cancer. We are looking at a surgeon in Spokane or Seattle. The cancer center is looking into surgeons that are best suited for my condition. I pray that Gods grace will see me through".
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