Evan's Medical Expenses
Over the next year, Evan had 3 surgeries and underwent aggressive chemotherapy. She took part in a clinical trial where she had Chemotherapy both orally and intravenously for 6 months then continued with IV chemo every 3 weeks for the following 6 months. In July 2014 Evan was finally cancer free!! She returned back to work and normal life routines, but continued a strict regimen of routine check ups and body scans.
In December 2014, just when things seemed to be getting back to normal, Evan noticed a new small bump in her abdomen. Her doctor’s removed the mass immediately, hoping that it was just scar tissue from a previous surgery, but the results were not what they hoped for. Evan was told the cancer had spread. With this diagnosis it was decided that Evan needed to be closer to home. She relocated back to the East Coast to be closer to her mom in RI and to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where she started an 8 week radiation treatment in spring of 2015.
In February 2016, Evan was diagnosed a 3rd time when they found during a routine scan that the cancer had spread into her hip bone. She endured 3 weeks of radiation, only to be again hit with a 4th diagnosis in May 2016 when two new spots of cancer appeared. This time the cancer spread to an old surgical scar site on her abdomen, and a small spot on her lung. They removed the spot on her abdomen, but due to the risk of removing the spot on her lung, it remains today.
After hundreds of doctors’ visits, 8 surgeries, 2 rounds of radiation, a clinical trial, and a round of chemotherapy, Evan remains super positive and is determined to kick this disease once and for all. She has adopted an anti-cancer lifestyle to help her body fight from within and continues to do what she can to get that clean bill of health.
Evan has been unable to work since she relocated back to the East Coast and has incurred significant medical bills and some personal bills for just normal everyday living expenses – gas, food, etc. In hopes to allow her to focus her energy on healing, we have set out to raise $10,000 to help her with current and future expenses while she continues to fight her battle against cancer.