Medical expenses fundraiser for Koc

$26,942 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 754 people in 27 months
Kim Bowens
on behalf of Coqueace Powell
 MESQUITE, TX
My name is Kim Bowens and I'm asking for help for my dear friend Coqueace "KoCo" Powell. She has stage 4 breast cancer and her medical bills are ridiculously high. During her previous round of chemo, we visited the hospital's business office and they handed her a medical bill totalling a little over $18,000. And that was for only 1 month. Battling cancer has taken its toll on KoCo mentally & physically. The last thing she needs weighting on her are expensive medical bills. Please give what you can to help my friend. Thanks for your support! Here's Koco's story: In 2011 and at the age of 36; I was diagnosed with estrogen positive breast cancer. I had no insurance. I was given a 50/50 change of living. I had a double mastectomy, 19 lymph nods removed, radical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, 6 rounds of chemo, and put on hormonal therapy. I went into remission. In 2015 and at the age of 41; I had a recurrence.  I was diagnosed Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer which extended to my lymph nods and chest wall. I was given a 12% chance of living. So far I've had a double breast excision, 6 rounds of Tactotere chemo and 102 days of Xeloda chemo. I'm starting chemo plus radiation combo. I pray and have faith it will save my life.  I never questioned God why. I try to inspire and motivate by using what I've been and going through. I stay positive and keep pushing. #IFIGHTEVERYDAY #HEALTHYFAITH #BEATINGSTAGE4CANCER #BEATINGCANCERAGAIN #BALD #BREASTLESS #BLESSED AND #BEAUTIFUL UPDATE APRIL 27 Koco has had another recurrence as of March 2017. She went to MD Anderson Houston for further help. Her oncologist along with her oncologist in Dallas both agreed on a new chemo drug called Ibrance combined with a estrogen blocker Letrozole. They feel this combination will help and extend her life since a cure is no longer on the table. Unfortunately, Ibrance is very expensive. It's around $11,000 plus for a 21 day supply. Right now, her copay is the same amount through her insurance. She's appealing and also waiting on approval from the VA. Any amount will help so we can at least get a few cycles paid until the approval. THANK IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
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FRIENDS COQUEACE NEEDS YOUR HELP!She hates asking people for help! She's normally on the other end...Giving & helping others!! She's still in the fight & we believe with her & the doctors that this surgery is her cure!! Please give what you can. Thanks so much!

A MESSAGE FROM KOCO:
Well I decided to keep my gloves on.... (SURGERY)

So yea....In a few months; it will be 7 years since I first put my gloves on. The first diagnosis was March 2011 and had my first line of chemo that April. After 15 plus surgeries and now being on my 4th line of chemo....I'm still here.
It hurt my heart, soul, and faith after I had two recurrences and became Stage 4 with chemo indefinitely. But...after all that I never took my gloves off.
When doctors came to their experience end,
I prayed for a arrogant doctor who could cure me. I was referred to the cancer center of the world...M.D. Anderson in Houston.
I was looking for a cure. I proclaimed and walked in faith I would be cured. I spoke and carried myself as if I was cured.

LION VS LAMB-CURE OR DIE
Well now....I'm here and I found my arrogant doctor.
Things have changed from lion OR lamb....to keep fighting towards a cure OR take my gloves off and let cancer win.
So.......
Why did I put my gloves on in the first place? To fight no matter what. Fight for my cure...fight for me...fight for my life.
I want to live as a lion roaring and never giving up under no means necessary like the Quing (Queen with the fight of a King) I am..lol
I choose to keep my gloves on and keep
fighting towards my cure. Ultimately, that's what I want. To be cured! Right?

SURGERY
So on January 22, 2018... I will have a rare surgery called the Halsted Radical Mastectomy/ Chest Resection.
As some as you may know I've had a bilateral mastectomy in 2012, and a bilateral re-excision in 2015. And in 2018...I will have my major and minor pectoralis, chest lymph nods, chest skin, and maybe or maybe not a few ribs removed. (Depending if they can get to the muscles.)

This inpatient surgery is going to be costly and its going to take alot for me to heal...but I will conqueror this. My doctors are shooting for a cure and I'm keeping my gloves on.....FIGHTING!

DONATE
Im humbled in asking....
I'm asking for any kind of donation big or small to help pay for my cost for the surgery. So far its going to be over $20,000.
I want to do this for me. At least I can say I tried. I want to KNOW I did ALL I could to be on this side of the dirt.
He gave me a choice...and I choose to keep my gloves on.

PLEASE HELP
Willl you help me.....??
Here is where YOU can donate:

www.gofundme.com/KocoPowell
OR
Paypal: Contact me for that information.

Thank you in advance.

Please share....

#MYCUREISONTHEWAY
#HEALTHYFAITH
#BEATINGBREASTCANCERAGAINANDAGAIN
#METAVIVOR 3X #WARRIOR
#BEATINGSTAGE4
#BALD #BREASTLESS AND #BLESSED
#BALDHEADSCALLYWAG
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Please contact Kimala Bowens on Facebook messenger or via email bowenskimala@gmail.com with any hotel or rental car discount coupons for Miss Koco Powell.
Thanks for your support!
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So hotel cost, gas to drive to Houston, and 20% copay of medical bills each time I go are getting expensive to go to M.D. Anderson each month. I have to go to 3 doctors (oncologist, brain and spine specialist, and cancer pain doctor) this month (August) starting this Monday...hotel stay a total of 7 days combined. I usually have to a get hotel room for 3 days per month but the days are increasing because of a few infections and METS.
It's usually $135 a night plus tax. Ugh. I want to continue going because treatment is working overall besides a few infections. I REALLY need some help...its stressing me.
So if y'all know of anyone who has hotel discounts, gas cards, etc.. pretty please let me know...asap
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So yea....I had to be here. She came to support me. They gave me my favorable news! The chemo is working. No chemo today. And I have 7 day break from chemo! YAY!!
To add on my neighbors sent me a 100 yellow roses. I'm blessed to live in a community that's secluded but filled with love from my frieneighbors. My backyard is a front seat to a widespread lake, beautiful sunsets, and a sea of waves of "HI" from neighbors walking and on golf carts. When I'm feeling good, I find myself at times putting makeup on just to sit outside or just walk around the house.
Well..I thought I need to feel good today and I'm dressing up to receive my favorable news!
Ain't I sexy??!! Yesssssssss!! Lol

#HEALTHYFAITH
#MYCUREISONTHEWAY
#METAVIVOR 3X #WARRIOR
#BEATINGBREASTCANCERAGAINANDAGAIN
#BEATINGSTAGE4
#BALD #BREASTLESS AND #BLESSED
#BALDHEADSCALLYWAG
#GOGETAMAMMO #EARLYDETECTIONISKEY
#SAVEYOURLIFE
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Jeanine Jesusgotmyswagrite Tillman
26 months ago
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Father in the name of Jesus we empty ourselves before you. We acknowledge you as the one and only true God. We place our mind and hearts in your hands and ask you to take over. Father it is your will that we be whole in you. It is your will that we have faith as a mustard seed we can move mountains. Father it is your will that we have peace and sweet rest in you. Father let your will and your way be known today. Speak to Coco with your still small voice regarding her situation and speak to those who have the power to approve and or deny treatment. Father your hand is NEVER to short to reach anyone. Your hand is strong and mighty and sovereign. Lord have your way in the hospital, the home and the life of Coco. Touch hearts and minds concerning her situation. In Jesus name Amen!

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Brenda Rivera
27 months ago
5
5

My prayer's r with u nd ur family, I don't know exactly wat ur going through personally, but I do know my heart aches everyday I lost my mom stage 4 lung cancer 3 year's ago nd my grandmother in 2001 I seen how they suffered nd my aunt is going through cancer now for the past 10 year's I really wish u well nd may god cover u In his blood nd protect u, gdluck nd I hope all goes well god is always with u amen

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Carla Davis
12 months ago
3
3

Please let me know how to contact you. I have some hotel/car rental discount cards I can give you for free.

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Yolonda Webb Anderson
12 months ago
2
2

It's after 12am, just watched the Rickey show was tired of watching CNN, and I saw you. It was no one but God. I was praying for my health and how I could continue helping others . Well Koco, I live in Houston TX, was a patient of MD Anderson, been where you are. I am here to let you know that God is still in the miracle making business. I can help you thru the Board of Directors. You see at 19yrs I was given 6 months and now I'm 61years old. I am a survivor of breast cancer after battling for almost 10yrs. You are God's next miracle, something always happen after the third time. "DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ", you are one!!!!!!! I will contact you at your email tomorrow. IN THE NAME OF JESUS YOU ARE HEALED..........

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Brenda M Jones
7 months ago

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 Fight on my Sista, Love ya and continuous prayers for you and your family!

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$20
Trina B.
2 months ago

You are beautiful!

$20
Anonymous
5 months ago
$10
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6 months ago
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$25
S Murphy
6 months ago

May all go well with your surgery. You are a blessing to so many!

$100
KImberly Fields
6 months ago

Coco! Praying for you!

Jeanine Jesusgotmyswagrite Tillman
26 months ago
5
5

Father in the name of Jesus we empty ourselves before you. We acknowledge you as the one and only true God. We place our mind and hearts in your hands and ask you to take over. Father it is your will that we be whole in you. It is your will that we have faith as a mustard seed we can move mountains. Father it is your will that we have peace and sweet rest in you. Father let your will and your way be known today. Speak to Coco with your still small voice regarding her situation and speak to those who have the power to approve and or deny treatment. Father your hand is NEVER to short to reach anyone. Your hand is strong and mighty and sovereign. Lord have your way in the hospital, the home and the life of Coco. Touch hearts and minds concerning her situation. In Jesus name Amen!

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Brenda Rivera
27 months ago
5
5

My prayer's r with u nd ur family, I don't know exactly wat ur going through personally, but I do know my heart aches everyday I lost my mom stage 4 lung cancer 3 year's ago nd my grandmother in 2001 I seen how they suffered nd my aunt is going through cancer now for the past 10 year's I really wish u well nd may god cover u In his blood nd protect u, gdluck nd I hope all goes well god is always with u amen

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Carla Davis
12 months ago
3
3

Please let me know how to contact you. I have some hotel/car rental discount cards I can give you for free.

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Yolonda Webb Anderson
12 months ago
2
2

It's after 12am, just watched the Rickey show was tired of watching CNN, and I saw you. It was no one but God. I was praying for my health and how I could continue helping others . Well Koco, I live in Houston TX, was a patient of MD Anderson, been where you are. I am here to let you know that God is still in the miracle making business. I can help you thru the Board of Directors. You see at 19yrs I was given 6 months and now I'm 61years old. I am a survivor of breast cancer after battling for almost 10yrs. You are God's next miracle, something always happen after the third time. "DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES ", you are one!!!!!!! I will contact you at your email tomorrow. IN THE NAME OF JESUS YOU ARE HEALED..........

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Brenda M Jones
7 months ago

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 Fight on my Sista, Love ya and continuous prayers for you and your family!

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