Evan's Medical Expenses

$8,860 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 35 months
Ashley S. Cox
on behalf of Evan Hostetler
 Newport, RI
In May of 2013 Evan was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. It began in 2012 when she started feeling unusually tired and weak. For those of you that don’t know Evan, being tired is not her thing.  Over the course of the year her symptoms worsened.  She saw numerous doctors and was tested for everything, and found no explanation for her symptoms.  In February 2013 Evans stomach started to swell.  Assuming she was just gaining weight, Evan ignored it.  Over the next few months, the swelling got worse.  When Evan finally went back to the doctors, they said she looked 28 weeks pregnant.  They took her for a CT scan and the results showed a 7x7 inch mass attached to her right ovary.  They immediately removed the mass and the ovary and found that at only 28 year old, with no history of cancer in her family, Evan was diagnosed with stage 3, grade 3, of a rare form of ovarian cancer.

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. 
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$8,860 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 35 months
Created August 3, 2016
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Alexandra Bambrick
24 months ago
Jeanne Harman
31 months ago
Tara Beech
32 months ago
Veronika Ianakieva
33 months ago
Kerby Baxter
33 months ago
Michael Russo
33 months ago

Not because you have cancer but because you are a great person and you are willing to fight and make the best of life. I wish you nothing but the best!! Live your heart out!

Lamberto Cavallero
33 months ago
Connie & Nicole Easley
33 months ago

Dear Evan, Nicole and I are pulling for you in our hearts and prayers, and if you feel good enough to travel, say the word and we will bring you to Austin for a weekend! Our thoughts transcend FB and we want you to have lots of good days and sunshine ☀️! Connie and Nicole Easley

33 months ago
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33 months ago
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