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The Family of Lorie Foor are uniting to raise money to help with her battle against Triple Negative Breast Cancer!!!

My Mother Lorie was just diagnosed with stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. It came very quickly and could be spreading as you are reading this. She is only 49 years old. The Negative means that the growth of the cancer is not supported by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, nor by the presence of too many HER2 receptors. So because of this, TNBC does not respond to hormonal therapy or therapies that target HER2 receptors. But there are other medicines that can be used to treat it. About 10-20% of breast cancers...1 out of every 10 have triple negative. Right now doctors and researchers are intensely trying to find new medications to treat this kind of cancer. So in other words..this kind of breast cancer is more aggressive than the rest. More likely to spread, more likely to recur, and the survival rate is less than the other forms of breast cancer. Most women with this kind have a higher risk of death within the first 5 years of diagnosis depending on the grade and stage. My mother is at stage 3 already and this is a grade 3 cancer. She will have to take rounds of chemo and radiation. Just hoping that the medicine works is enough to mentally deal with. If she has to quit her job because of her treatments, the bills will start to take a toll and she does not need to worry about money problems. She needs to focus of getting better. Even though she has insurance, it does not cover everything. Breast Cancer does not run in my family. My mother has always had her regular doctor visits and check ups. So to hear that she had this cancer and that it grew so fast already, really devastated my whole family. My Mother works in a joint/muscle rehab center which helps people get better and start living there normal lives again. But when she starts her chemo and radiation, she will not be able to work. She helps others in need when she can, and now she needs all the help and support she can get. She is the wife of Rob Foor and the mother of 2 daughter's, a stepdaughter and 3 dachshund dogs. She is so full of life, and loves the outdoors. My mother and i have not always been as close as most mothers and daughters. As i was growing up, we had our arguments and disagreements, which ultimately led to a very long separation without seeing or speaking to each other for 10years. Over the course of those years, i gave birth to a daughter and moved out of state. She had never met or seen her granddaughter before. In 2011, i worked up the courage to finally contact her on Mother's Day. I wanted her to know how sorry i was and that i wanted her not only in my life but my daughter's. It was the first time i had heard her voice in so long. Things have been back to normal since that day. This year in February i traveled to Ohio to visit my mom for the first time in 10years. She got to finally meet her granddaughter, who was already 3 years old. I think my mother and i was the 2 happiest people that day. Nothing can compare to a mother's touch, especially being away so long. Now a few months later..i am back to where i live in Arkansas, and my mother in Ohio. Then to have to hear this news of her and cancer really tears me up. I know that my mother is tough. She has the faith and courage to beat this. I have to try to be strong for her but I refuse to let this cancer take her away from me so soon. I just got her back. I have not had enough time with my mom. Especially for her granddaughter's sake. I want my daughter to really know her. I atleast need to be there for her and help her through this. Since we live so far apart..that makes it very hard. So i am asking anyone to please find it in your heart to help my mother. Help her with fighting the cancer, the bills that pile up when she quits her job, the gas money to travel from place to place, and for her to be able to see her daughter and granddaughter. To know that we will be by her side every step of the way. My mother means the world to me. She gives me hope and courage just by looking at how she is already so brave and strong. Your contributions can make this happen. Even if you cannot give very much, every little bit counts. It gives my family hope and support knowing there are people out there that actually care and want to help. For any person who contributes, just know that it means the world to her and our family. You are an angel in our eyes. The support you can give to her is truly paying it forward. For not being selfless, and random acts of kindness, your contributions are held high in gods eyes. Know that you did a good thing in helping a stranger live another day. My family and I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and giving my mother the support and courage to keep fighting.
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