Fund Raiser for Shondi

$8,290 of $12.7k goal

Raised by 110 people in 45 months
Tiffany Amore   AUSTIN, TX
As many of you may already know Shondi has been diagnosed with breast cancer. On Friday, December 7 she underwent a double mastectomy. She began her reconstruction at that surgery, expecting to complete reconstruction with three total surgeries.


Shondi's cancer was stage 1 her 2+, Er/pr + . The treatment protocol was 6 rounds of chemo, one year of herceptin, 5 to 10 years of Tamoxifen, and reconstructing the breasts.


Shondi is a talented hair stylist and while she does have health insurance, she does not have paid time off. During the recovery for surgery and following chemotherapy she was unable to work as much as usual. After chemotherapy finished, stage 2 of reconstruction began and it looked like Shondi was well on her way to returning to work, soon to be full time, by mid June. One week after her surgery her implant became infected and she had to have emergency surgery to remove the Implant. She is being treated with IV antibiotics at Seton Main Hospital until further notice. This will delay her reconstruction process and require at least 2 additional operations than originally expected.


Shondi is a generous person, beautiful both inside and out. She is always thinking of others and is a giving and warm friend.


Please help us take care of her now, in her time of need. Anything you can give, no matter how small, is helpful. The goal set here has been calculated to include only what she would make during her time at work. Please help and please share this with others.


Shondi is incredible honored and grateful for your love and
support.



*please note the financial goal of this fundraiser was put into place to cover only the expenses Shondi calculated she would miss as her base take home pay during the first surgery and chemotherapy recovery. Since this fundraiser began she has had to miss much more work than expected and the medical setback has become a financial strain on Shondi and her family. No one could have predicted the amount of time that would have to be used for recovery if something didn't go as planned.

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Update 1
38 months ago
Every small donation helps to go toward groceries, general self card, and last but not least medical bills! Thank you for your support!
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Shondi Pugh
41 months ago

We are halfway to our goal! The money donated has helped to supplement Kayla's income to keep us afloat while I have been off work. The support we have gotten continues to inspire me to give back. I can see a light at the end of the chemo tunnel. Only two more surgeries and one year of herceptin infusions to go! I can do this, and I couldn't have done it with such grace without your help. Thank you.

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Every time I see a new donation my heart swells! You all have no idea what a comfort this has given to us. Tiffany is a saint for setting this up for us. Left to our own devices, this holiday season would be a struggle as these larger medical bills start to trickle in. not to mention the regular old surprises that come with home ownership...rodents in the attic, additional repairs due to exterminator tripping and busting a hole in our ceiling due to rodents in the attic, etc...ya know, things like that. So thank you. Your generosity has inspired me. For our family, this season, and every season, will be more about giving forward than focusing on what we can get or have. Blessings and love and light to you, always.

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Barbara Ballard
45 months ago

Hope u r recovering nicely! Glad to hear surgery went well and things r looking up so far! Prayers out to u and ur family!

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Thank you for your generosity! May Karma repay you tenfold for what you are putting forth. We are humbled and comforted beyond words. Xoxozo

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Thank you thank you thank you. All of your donations, as well as your hugs and lives and positivity, bring us so much peace of mind! Xoxoz

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Allison Johnson
45 months ago

We wish you the speediest of recoveries, Shondi! Please let us know if there is anything more we can do for you. P.S. my mom, Vicki M. also made a donation for you! :)

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Thank you all for your support! It means s much to us.

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$8,290 of $12.7k goal

Raised by 110 people in 45 months
Created December 2, 2012
JR
$20
Jessica Russell
36 months ago
$10
Jodi Wilson
37 months ago
AW
$50
Alicia Wolf
37 months ago

Keep up the good fight Shondi! You can beat this... Sista! Love, Alicia Wolf

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AH
$50
Annie Husen
37 months ago

Love ya, Shondi!

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EB
$40
Emily Baroski
37 months ago
$25
Anonymous
38 months ago
$700
Anonymous
38 months ago
AK
$50
Anita Kelley
38 months ago

Much love to you and Kayla. My prayers are with you both.

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PF
$25
Patty Falo
38 months ago

Hang in there Shondi! Thinking of you and knowing you will come through all of this much stronger than you ever could have imagined.

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$25
Chris Randleman
38 months ago
Shondi Pugh
41 months ago

We are halfway to our goal! The money donated has helped to supplement Kayla's income to keep us afloat while I have been off work. The support we have gotten continues to inspire me to give back. I can see a light at the end of the chemo tunnel. Only two more surgeries and one year of herceptin infusions to go! I can do this, and I couldn't have done it with such grace without your help. Thank you.

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Every time I see a new donation my heart swells! You all have no idea what a comfort this has given to us. Tiffany is a saint for setting this up for us. Left to our own devices, this holiday season would be a struggle as these larger medical bills start to trickle in. not to mention the regular old surprises that come with home ownership...rodents in the attic, additional repairs due to exterminator tripping and busting a hole in our ceiling due to rodents in the attic, etc...ya know, things like that. So thank you. Your generosity has inspired me. For our family, this season, and every season, will be more about giving forward than focusing on what we can get or have. Blessings and love and light to you, always.

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Barbara Ballard
45 months ago

Hope u r recovering nicely! Glad to hear surgery went well and things r looking up so far! Prayers out to u and ur family!

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Thank you for your generosity! May Karma repay you tenfold for what you are putting forth. We are humbled and comforted beyond words. Xoxozo

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Thank you thank you thank you. All of your donations, as well as your hugs and lives and positivity, bring us so much peace of mind! Xoxoz

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Allison Johnson
45 months ago

We wish you the speediest of recoveries, Shondi! Please let us know if there is anything more we can do for you. P.S. my mom, Vicki M. also made a donation for you! :)

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Shondi Pugh
45 months ago

Thank you all for your support! It means s much to us.

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