Danielle McEaddy Smith Cancer Fund

$9,410 of $20k goal

Raised by 112 people in 18 months
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Danielle McEaddy Smith  DAPHNE, AL
Danielle McEaddy Smith is an amazing friend, sister, daughter, aunt, granddaughter, and most importantly, a single loving Mother to two beautiful girls; Chloe, 13 and Olivia, 2.  If you have the opportunity of knowing this indredible woman, you know her as always having a smile on her face and making life more and more enjoyable everyday. Danielle is currently facing what most 30 year old women would not even be thinking about at this age, colon cancer. 
Her journey started 6 months ago when she started developing gastrointestinal issues. After many trips to the doctor and lots of testing, she was diagnosed with Chrons Disease. She was put on medication to help manage the symptoms but they never completely went away and slowly began to get worse.

On September 13, 2015, her symptoms became so intense that she had to be transported to the ER by ambulance. It was there, she received news that no mother wants to hear. The doctor told her that if she did not have surgery right then, that she would never see her girls turn another year older. During the surgery, they had to remove over two feet of her intestines and unfortunately found a tumor in her colon, along with 3 others in her lymph nodes, which were all removed. After the surgery, she was placed in ICU to begin the healing process and to wait for the dreaded biopsy results. Three days later, the results came back and Danielle was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. This, of course, was a huge shock to her because she was told for months that she had Chrons Disease. After being in the hospital for a week to recover, she was discharged home and was set up with an oncologist to discuss how they would begin treatment. She met with the oncologist a week later and her treatment plan was established. She was put on a 6 month regiment of chemotherapy, her treatment will occur every two weeks. A port was placed and she had her first round of chemo on October 20th.

Danielle has always been a hard working woman and ensured her family was provided for, but due to her constant pain, time in the hospital, recovery from surgery and now the essential bi-weekly treatments, her time away from work and growing amount of financial obligations are becoming more and more of a struggle. We are raising this money to help Danielle with the increasing medical bills, food and other necessities that her and her girls will need throughout this scary and emotional time. With the holidays just around the corner (not to mention both Chloe and Olivia’s birthdays), we hope to ensure her family has the opportunity to enjoy these times together as well. Any donation, big or small is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to donate, please PRAY! We all know there is power in prayer and Danielle and her girls need as many as they can get during this overwhelming time.

We would like to say thank you in advance for all donations and prayers. We know Danielle is going to fight this battle and WIN. We will keep you up to date when new news comes available. Thank you and God Bless, Miranda Parish & Auna Wallace
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Update 14
Posted by Danielle McEaddy Smith
24 days ago
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I'm sorry for the late update on Danielle's last PET scan. We didn't get the news we were hoping for although the doctor assured us he was still happy with the results given the changes in treatment. So here we are starting at a new point with this disease. Dr Cameron basically is comparing where Danielle was this time last year vs. now and we are still showing ahead of the game so that was a positive. The negative report is the cancer is still active and growing in Danielle's body and cells. There are at this moment 2 Lesions in the colon cavity that have raised concern for the doctor. The one that is receiving the most action on the scans is our first target . This particular spot was on the December scan so we are watching it first and foremost trying to cut the life supply off to make sure it does not get any bigger or stronger. Danielle's tumor markers have gone back up to 21 which is just a small set back and with the right treatment we can get those back down. This disease is relentless and will catch on any weakness so we are trying to monitor every little change in blood work to make sure we are getting ahead of it. This is Danielle's second round on this new treatment so we will need a few more rounds before we really know if its working like we want it to. We are doing this one step at a time and dealing with changes as we go. She is trying her best to continue to function in her daily life as a mother to her 2 daughters but some days it is hard due to side effects of treatment. She is determined and Believing God is with her and she wont back down even though some days all she can do is sleep and call in help from her mothers to help with the children for the day. She is really trying to do what is healthy and right for her body as much as possible. We are praying this treatment will be the one her body responds to for a more permanent solution but we really just don't know until she runs through these next few months of rounds. She is healthy besides this cancer and her Dr is positive she has what it takes to beat this it has just been a much longer and harder road than Danielle had expected. To know your mortality at such a young age and know 2 children need their mother to raise them is a heavy emotional situation but we have been praying and believing that God is going to guide her and the doctors to the medication that is right for her and her body. No matter the heartbreak or the disappointment we must stay positive. Danielle has bad days and good days and right now this chemo seems to have more nausea than the last but not the hair loss so there are always pros and cons to everything. She will continue this fight for as long as it takes to win it. She knows the support of all her friends and family and community is very important in this victory, We fight for her, we fight together and pray for victory because as believers we know God hears the cries of his children. If you just share her story or start to love others around you a little bit more I know that would mean the world to her. Love prevails and she knows that all of your support can save her life and it already has. Thank you for caring and sharing her story. Give what you can as she is still responsible for many medical bills and co pays which sometimes she has a hard time paying co pays for prescriptions its just a hard situation but with love of family and friends all together a little bit at a time we can make a difference for her daughters who love her and need her strong. If you can give financial help please give with your love and prayers. As prayers of the many gets the attention of the KING and the HEALER who we believe is going to heal Danielle and she will testify this all over the world. Lets all be apart of her healing together. Love you all and appreciate all you have already done and keep doing with your daily love and prayers. Thank you again again from the bottom of my heart. We will continue to update as we know more:
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.....
1John 4:18
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Update 13
Posted by Danielle McEaddy Smith
1 month ago
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*Update 3/10/2017*
Hey everyone! I just wanted to give an update on the status of Danielle. Two weeks ago, she traveled back to MD Anderson in Jacksonville, Florida to consult with an oncologist she saw a year ago after they realized the first treatment was not working and the cancer was actually spreading. The doctor suggested a different treatment and since then, her tumor markers have gone down drastically but her PET scans still shows a spot that has not had any change. The decision was made to change treatment and she is now receiving chemo in a pill form along with intravenous chemo as well. This week she did have a setback because she contracted a nasty stomach virus which landed her in the ER with vomiting and severe dehydration. She is still slowly recovering from that.
She will have another PET scan on March 17th to see if there is any improvement with this new treatment. I'm hoping with the 17th being St. Patrick's Day, that this will bring the luck that she needs to beat this! Your continued support and prayers are greatly appreciated. I will give another update once her scan results come back!
God Bless!

I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears, I will heal you
(2 Kings 20:5)

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Update 12
Posted by Danielle McEaddy Smith
2 months ago
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My Tumor markers have gone back up from 7 to 12. I am really searching for my next move please pray that God guide my next steps and choosing the right treatment. I am trying to decide where to go next.
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Update 11
Posted by Danielle McEaddy Smith
2 months ago
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My Tumor markers have gone back up from 7 to 12. I am really searching for my next move please pray that God guide my next steps and choosing the right treatment.
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$9,410 of $20k goal

Raised by 112 people in 18 months
Created October 29, 2015
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Danielle McEaddy Smith  
$100
Dianne Seliga-smith
5 days ago
JM
$100
Janet McGlothren
21 days ago

Continued prayers! Love you!

GA
$50
Gwen Appel
22 days ago
$40
Tatum Miller
23 days ago
DS
$100
Delaine seamon
23 days ago

praying for you. Larry and Delaine

AW
$20
Andrea Walton
24 days ago
LL
$20
Laura Lucero
24 days ago
BL
$50
Bea Luth
24 days ago
GA
$50
Gwen Appel
1 month ago
$30
Tatum Lynn
1 month ago
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