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Let's unite to raise money to help Willa down the long and winding road from cancer to recovery! Please show your support.

A cancer diagnosis and resulting doctor appointments, tests, scans, treatment, medications and side effects can make the daily journey feel very daunting and overwhelming. The financial implications can make a stressful time feel even more discouraging because Willa is now unable to work. There are health insurance premiums and daily living costs that are challenging to manage while she is going through chemo treatment. Even with the changes through the Affordable Care Act and discounts in premiums and medical bills, the costs continue to be grueling for a self-employed artist such as Willa.    

Over the coming months Willa needs our support so she can focus on her health and not her mounting bills. Let’s help Willa get back on her creative journey!

Willa’s Story

On December 7, 2013, Willa heard the words that shook her to her core “You have cancer”.

She would come to understand that she had a rare type of uterine cancer called Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma. Due to being such a rare type of uterine cancer, there is little research and funding for it. A patient with this diagnosis has to sift through many treatment options. This has been Willa’s fate over the past several months. Surgery was the first step and she has recovered well. The next step is 12-14 weeks of chemotherapy, which gives Willa the best odds of not having to deal with a cancer recurrence. 

Willa’s biggest fear right now is money, because running her photography business on her own and keeping a roof over her head while going through this journey is overwhelming. It is so important that she manage her stress levels while she climbs this mountain.

To help her, (we) her friends are committed to raise $15,000 to assist with Willa’s health insurance premiums, daily living costs and medical bills, knowing this will make a huge difference in her recovery and peace of mind.

Any small donation would be so appreciated. Donations can be anonymous. Thank you so much in anticipation of your support.  

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