Marie's Medical Fund 3526 Madonna Ln

$7,390 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 94 people in 11 months
Marie S. Birckhead, Bowie Maryland native & Owner/Top Dawg of QT4Pets.  Marie is the youngest of 3 siblings and mother of 2 active boys, Mark age 12 and Miles age 8.  Marie is raising money to help with her fight against Breast Cancer.  Marie was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.  Marie will be using any GoFundMe donations to pay for the different surgeries, chemotherapy and associated medicines needed throughout.  Marie has already began her battle and any help she can get will be greatly appreciated and humbly recieved.  Marie plans on "Kicking Cancers Ass" and continuing her awesome life with friends, family and loved ones.
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I’ll be home most of the day if u want to see me in person or take me for a walk or bring me a kiwi quencher smoothie please!!
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Upcoming Surgery (January 25, 2018)

MARIE Eden,

Grace Sharp has posted a new announcement for TLC for Marie.

Dear Friends,

It has been nearly a year since I was officially diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer in my left breast. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support. This has been a challenging journey. Last March, I had a port implanted in the right side of my chest so that I could begin chemotherapy infusions. After chemotherapy from March through June, my body needed time to heal. I had a difficult time with the side effects from the chemotherapy. In August, I had a nipple-sparing bilateral mastectomy or both breasts removed. Soon after, the surgeon discovered that they did not get clean margins and that more of my breast needed to be removed including the nipple. The plastic surgeon implanted expanders to stretch the tissue before beginning radiation. I had one expander removed and replaced with a breast implant while I waited to expand the other. Radiation was involved and lasted for 30 treatments. (The picture below was from about a month ago when I had my last radiation and was allowed to ring the bell symbolizing the end of that phase!) I also began more infusion therapy which included two of the four drugs that were used in chemotherapy. I have to have injections to suppress my hormones and help strengthen my bones as well as a variety of medications. Most of these treatments will continue for the next year and I will be monitored for up to the next five years. Unfortunately, there are a lot of side effects from these treatments which make it difficult for me to express my thoughts and emotions. I knew that I needed to focus on my health so my children are now living with their father. I do enjoy having time with them in shorter spurts so that I can focus my energy. I am scheduled to have a third surgery on January 25 which will swap the expander for an implant. I am very nervous about this surgery. Most costs of this surgery are estimated at around $2500 since it is the beginning of the year and I have to meet a deductible. Any help that you are able to contribute through my Go Fund Me page is much appreciated. Direct payments can be made to her thru Applepay to avoid other fees. I am looking to continue to make good progress through my treatments and heal my mind, body, and spirit. I am hopeful for a good year and wish you all the same.

Yours Pawsitively,
Marie




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Having surgery next week to get this cancer out of me!Gonna beat this!!
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Halfway done chemo!!
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Marie Birckhead
1 month ago
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Thank you so so much!

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Cyndi Gary
11 months ago

u got this girl....young and strong and many prayers coming your way...be positive ....it WILL get u through

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Raised by 94 people in 11 months
Created March 9, 2017
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DH
$50
Darryl Hagner
1 month ago
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Kick ass girl.

DU
$25
Darrell Unzicker
1 month ago
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Hope everything turned out okay take care

DH
$175
Diana Hong
1 month ago
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Mike and I continue to send our love and prayers.

Marie Birckhead
1 month ago
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Thank you so so much!

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Cyndi Gary
11 months ago

u got this girl....young and strong and many prayers coming your way...be positive ....it WILL get u through

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