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Ashton's Breast Cancer Fund

$30,396 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 394 people in 2 months
Created February 4, 2018
My sister, Ashton, was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma after having a tumor removed from her breast in early January. Upon further review of pathology, it was determined that it had spread to her bones. On January 17th, 2018 she was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV).

At 17 years old, there is a 1 in 1 million chance of developing breast cancer. That it would metastasize so quickly into another place in her body is almost unheard of at this age. The bones are considered the best place for it to go, and we have begun an aggressive quest to fight back.

The goal of this fund is to take the pressure of escalating medical costs off of our mother and her father, as well as to allow all personal efforts to be focused on Ashton and her treatment.

We appreciate your love and support.

#AshtonVFND


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Ashton’s white blood cell count is up to normal this week due to the Neulasta injection she received after her last treatment. We are very thrilled by its effectiveness. She’ll continue to receive the shot after each treatment. It helps boost white blood cell growth.

Her oncologist physically examined her and the remaining lump in her breast is much smaller than before. This means the chemo is working. This is our first time to see progress and we are so grateful.

We thank each of you for sending healing and postive vibes, for praying, and keeping us in your thoughts. There are no words to describe how much that means to us.

WFAA (channel 8) will be airing a special on Ashton tonight at 10pm CST. We are hoping this will raise awareness for starting self breast examination early on in life, just as Ashton did.
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Ashton made it through her first round of chemotherapy treatment with side effects that are within the norm, including fatigue and nausea. We are so grateful that some side effects did not present at all. The doctors are attributing this to her age, her athleticism, and overall health. We personally accredit this to the power of meditation, prayer, and healing thoughts.

This process will continue to be a strenuous undertaking and we are being told by Ashton’s oncologist that we have a lengthy process ahead of us. Based on this new information, we have increased the goal in this fund and have a few amazing events planned in the near future.

The show of support from family, friends, and our community has exceeded our initial expectations. It is difficult to put into words how much this means to our family. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Ashton has been reading through all of your notes these past few weeks. They brighten her day. For that, we thank you as well.

Love,
Teresita, Jordan, Hayden, and Dan
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$30,396 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 394 people in 2 months
Created February 4, 2018
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