April's fight against Breast Cancer

$12,420 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 24 months
Mike Last
on behalf of April Hill
On August 4th, 2016 the Hill family received the shocking news that April Hill has been diagnosed with breast cancer; a very aggressive form of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

April is a loving mother, wife, and educator at Borah High School in Boise, ID. Due to the timing of her cancer treatment, she is unable to work as the new school year begins, causing a sudden loss of income and making her ineligible to continue receiving her medical benefits ... all when she needs her income and benefits the most!

This is where we hope that you and this fundraiser can help. We are reaching out to our amazing network of friends and family for support; any donations`that you can provide will work wonders in helping April and her family sustain through these next several months of treatment and challenges.

April is scheduled to undergo a grueling medical treatment plan, beginning with 20 weeks of chemotherapy starting at the end of August. Following chemo, she will undergo a mastectomy in January / February. Then treatments of radiation, hormone therapy, and ongoing medications.

A few examples of what the funds raised through this site will be used for:

- Medical treatment costs (chemo, radiation, hormone, and other medications)
- Surgery
- Bills and expenses that will add up while April is out of work
- Any unanticipated costs that come along with this fight

If there are any funds collected that are ultimately not needed toward supporting April's battle, they will be donated to causes that help other women battling breast cancer.

Thank you for reading and contributing to April's recovery. Your support of April's journey ahead means more than we can truly express.
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Here's a post-op update from April herself!

Hi friends, it's the morning after my surgery and I'm feeling really good.

The procedure went well and my surgeon was able to get clear margins around the tumor. She removed two lymph nodes and they both came back clear of cancer. This was the best possible news! I was so relieved to have no node involvement.

Thank you all for your good thoughts and well wishes. I appreciate all of your support so much!
April, post surgery!
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Please keep April in your thoughts today as she undergoes her mastectomy this morning at St. Alphonsus.

She is in the hands of wonderful professionals, but of course, there is always a sense of fear battling with the sense of hope. Let's all put forth our hopes that this next step propels April closer to completely beating cancer, regaining her health, and keeping up with all of her plans and dreams.

Here's looking forward to congratulating April on the success of this surgery!
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A very happy update from April!

Hi Friends,

Today was my last day of chemo.It's been 20 weeks, and I've had 16 rounds of chemotherapy. I'm so happy to be done with the hardest phase of my cancer treatment!

I will have the next 3 - 4 weeks to rest and get my immune system strong again, and then I will have my mastectomy in early February.

"Ring this bell
Three times well,
Its toll to clearly say
My treatment’s done,
This course is run,
And I’m on my way.”

Thank you all so much for supporting April to this important milestone!
Ring the bell!
Hip Hip Hooray!
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A Holiday update from April! -->

Happy Holidays!

Today was my 14th of 16 chemo infusions. Two more weeks to go before I finish the first phase of my cancer journey.

Santa Claus came to visit the St. Alphonsus Cancer Care Center today. He is a three year cancer survivor himself and comes back every year to thank the doctors and nurses and spread a little Christmas cheer. Having cancer sucks, but through this I have met so many wonderful, caring, people, like Santa, who devote their time and energy to helping others.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year full of love and light.
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$12,420 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 24 months
Created August 22, 2016
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14 months ago
Judy Edens Last
17 months ago

April, I'm delighted to hear about your continued improvement.

17 months ago
Judy Edens Last
18 months ago

I'm so happy your surgery went well and wish you a speedy recovery.

19 months ago
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