Carmen's Cancer Treatment
Here's a little background of our situation. My aunt Carmen, 50 years old, a widowed mom of 5 amazing kids, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer, originally developing as Breast Cancer in 2004 but now has spread to her bones, lungs and back.
Carmen's husband (my uncle) passed away unexpectedly in 2004, leaving Carmen to raise 5 children, ages 8, 10, 13, 19 & 20 on her own. Two months after her husbands death, Carmen was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. They removed her breast and underwent chemotherapy and she was then cleared of cancer. But unfortunately, the cancer returned in 2011 and now we've learned this month (January 2013) that the cancer has spread throughout her body to other vital areas.
After having already undergone the horror of chemotherapy back in 2004, she wishes to not repeat the brutal treatment. Carmen and her children have done extensive research and believe at the current stage she's in, chemotherapy may be more dangerous than a solution. Therefore, she has been presented with this alternative treatment plan by a hospital and team of doctors who have reviewed her case and feel confident that she will benefit from the use of autologous treatment cells.
As you can read and many of you know, this family has already gone through so much in this life to break them down, and yet they are still fighting for life and holding strong to each other with an amazing hope & FAITH. We are pleading for your help to raise the money needed for this treatment because, as you may not know, most alternative treatments are not covered by insurance.
In preparation to treat the spread of this cancer throughout her body, Carmen has begun radiation (10 sessions) to reduce the size of the tumor in her spine to avoid becoming paralyzed. It's vital that we raise the money needed immediately so that the doctors can admit her into the hospital to begin treatment hopefully the first week of February 2013
Please view the link provided for more details about my aunt's treatment plan: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0BwCuJ8rFUJlhOW9jS0dqUHhwaU0/edit
Aquí hay un poco de historia de nuestra situación. Mi tía Carmen, de 50 años, una madre viuda con 5 hijos increíbles, fue diagnosticado con la etapa 4 del cáncer metastásico, originalmente como el desarrollo de cáncer de mama en 2004, pero ahora se ha extendido a los huesos, los pulmones y espalda.
Posted by Mauricio Olivos
Posted by Mauricio Olivos
Thank you VERY MUCH to everyone who has contributed to this cause. We have just about enough to get her started with the treatment. Today she finished with her rounds of radiation and we need is to wait for the new tests results to send to the Doctors that will be treating her for the 2 weeks. We will have to wait until next week to begin her new treatment but thanks to your donations we can get her in the door to start the treatment. We still need to collect the remaining amount but we are Grateful for all the help so far. Donations are still welcome and remember any amount is helpful. My Tia (aunt) and her children are very grateful and excited to be able to start this treatment. Our whole family is sincerely grateful for all your help. Lets keep the faith strong. Thank you