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This fundraiser ended on 06/01/10

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My loving sister-in-law recently found out that she has breast cancer.She doesn't have insurance and can't afford the needed port to be able to start treatment because its too expensive. She needs our help!

***** Letter from Sandy *****


To my Amazing Family, To my Old & New Friends, and To the Anonymous Friends of a Friend,

There are not enough words to express how I feel this very moment. I am overwhelmed and overjoyed by the support, generosity and caring hearts you all have shown.

Many of you know of someone who knows someone who has cancer. Or for some of you, maybe it hit home like it did for me 12 years ago when I lost my father to this disease. Ironically enough one thinks, "It will never happen to ME".

Well when I heard those dreadful words, "You have cancer", I had a numb empty feeling take over me. As days passed and my denial grew stronger, I looked around and everyone was business as usual. However, my inner world stood still. I had my "Whatever" days, my "Why Me" days, my "Now What" days, and the ever so popular, "I feel so alone" days. Today there is nothing but "BETTER DAYS AHEAD".

I am WOWED by everyone's response. This site went up on Monday night and by 5pm the following day, I had the funds needed to schedule my surgery date ~ thanks to each and everyone of you.

Soon I will begin treatment and soon I will be a cancer SURVIVOR.

I ask for your continued prayers to get me through the next rough months ahead. And ask that you each live your life to the fullest and love those around you unconditionally. Life is too short & too precious, to not cherish.

May GOD pour countless blessings your way!!!!

Lots of love on behalf of myself, my loving husband and our family.

 

***WOW***I can’t believe the incredible generosity that Sandy has received. When I started I only asked for the minimum of $8000 that she would need to have the Port-A-Cath implanted. But seeing this incredible response I am raising the goal to $15,000 because I know that she is going to need so much more. She is going to need the Chemotherapy treatment, the Radiation Treatment and the Hormone Therapy and medications. All of this will have to come out of their pockets. If I would have known that she was going to have so many generous friends and family donate, then I would have asked for this amount from the start. I THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for helping Sandy and our family get through this difficult time.

 

My loving sister-in-law was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer a couple of months ago. This news really affected her because she was hoping to start a family soon. After consulting with doctors, she was advised that she needed a Lumpectomy & possible Radiation. This first part proved to be very challenging as she does not have health insurance and had to save every penny her & my brother could, in order to get the surgery done.

After the surgery, she was told that her cancer had spread to her Lymphnodes and during surgery they had to remove 24 nodes and was now classified as Stage 2 and is at risk of Lymphodema. This now changes everything, as she needs Chemotherapy, Radiation and Hormone Therapy. She was told that she needs a Port-A-Cath in order to facilitate the Chemotherapy. Which the cost of this surgery is $8,000.00 The biggest shock was that she was advised that these treatments would force her into early menopause and will not allow her body to have a baby, as she so desires. As if that news was not enough, the hospital then tells her she needs to come up with the cost of the surgery up front.

Once again, she has no insurance nor the money to pay for this surgery. She needs help gathering this money together, as well as HOPE, FAITH and PRAYERS to help her continue her life. Please do what you can to help Sandy, no amount is too small, anything and everything is greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity, on behalf of Sandy and her family. 

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