Amanda's Lymphoma Fund

$23,330 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 216 people in 29 months
AL
Ashley Love
on behalf of Amanda Heitmann
 WATSONVILLE, CA
Amanda is 25 years old and was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. She was recently hired by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office with aspirations to serve her community in law enforcement.  This dream was abruptly interuppted on August 3rd when an abnormal chest x-ray showed a mass in her chest and neck. After more diagnostic studies were completed, Amanda's diagnosis was confirmed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Due to her recent diagnosis she will be 6 weeks shy of completing her law enforcement academy.

Amanda has always been positive, full of hope and courage. She is confident that this diagnosis will not hold her back from pursuing her dream as a Deputy Sheriff and plans to continue working after her chemotherapy treatment. 

Since Amanda is just starting out she has no savings and a significant amount of medical bills. Right now Amanda has a lot of out of pocket expenses as the doctors appointments, consultations and treatments are piling up.  

We are asking for any financial support for Amanda as the next upcoming months are going to be tough getting her through treatment being as she will not be able to work. Please help her fund her recovery. Any amount will help! 

We are so thankful for any donation you may be able to provide.

God bless :)

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Update 7
Posted by Ashley Love
26 months ago
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Hey everyone!

So I am over halfway done with chemo, can you believe it?! I had a PET Scan done last week 11/3 and saw my doctor this Tuesday 11/8 for a follow up visit and another chemo infusion. We looked at the PET scan results together and saw that the scan came back clear meaning everything is right on schedule with treatment! I have another three infusions to go and I cannot wait to get them over with. This last chemo has left me feeling very sleepy but also very anxious and unsettled. On top of everything I am also pretty nauseated. I know that with each infusion it gets tougher but that light gleaming at the other end of the tunnel is what keeps me going :) I love each and every one of you! Thank you for all of your support ❤️

Amanda
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Update 6
Posted by Ashley Love
27 months ago
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Hey everyone!

The fundraiser at Crossfit Amundson on Oct 1st was such an amazing and great success! Athletes completed an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of a famous Crossfit workout named Cindy. It consists of 5 pulls ups, 10 push ups and 15 squats. It was so incredible to see a commmuity come together and I couldn't be more greatful for each and every one of you! The athletes kicked some serious butt with rounds totaling in the 50s, 100s, 200s, 300s and beyond! Thank you guys sooo very much!

You can check ou the highlight video created and posted on youtube by our very own Coach Brett!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rDwAmw5On_s&feature=youtu.be

Yesterday 10/11, I had my third chemotherapy infusion. My loving boyfriend Andrew took me to the appointment and took very good care of me while we were there. I took it easy when I got home yesterday and had to take another Benadryl that afternoon because of the slight histamine reaction I have to one of the drugs used in my chemo cocktail called Bleomycin. It makes my throat and chest feel tight and I can't take a really deep breath.

I woke up this morning feeling okay but have definitely had to stay on top of taking the anti-nausea medications the doctor prescribed. I feel very tired and pretty weak so and l'll be taking it easy for the next couple of days. But, before long I'll be out and about and back in the gym doing what I can!

Love you all :)

Amanda
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Update 5
Posted by Ashley Love
28 months ago
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Hey guys!

I had my second cycle of chemo this Monday and everything went smoothly with the infusion. However that evening when I got home I had a minor histamine response to the meds and had a lot of tightness in my throat and chest when trying to take a deep breath. An amazing oncology nurse recommended that I take Benadryl to ease the reaction and that seemed to do the trick! I have been at home the last couple of days resting. I definitely feel very weak and tired and don't have much of an appetite but I know I will start to feel more like myself again as the days go by.

Love you all!
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Update 4
Posted by Ashley Love
28 months ago
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Hey everyone!

The last month has been a whirlwind and after my first chemotherapy infusion last week everything is really starting to sink in. I want to thank each and every one of you for your donations and continued support through all of this. It is so amazing and humbling to see a community come together in a time of need. My second infusion is scheduled for next Monday and although the first one wasn't too bad, I know they get harder as time goes on. Either my sister Ashley or myself will post another update next week :) love you all and thank you again!

Amanda <3
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Kendra Newness
29 months ago
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Amanda-please reach out of you need any support. If you need help with rides to treatment, housework, food...let me know. Also, WomenCare is an excellent resource. They have support groups, integrative care information and presentations, books that are very helpful, and many other resources to support you in this journey. I am sending you healing vibes. Contact me anytime at 408-505-1715z - as a fellow cancer survivor I know how overwhelming and scary this can be.

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Isaiah Neel
28 months ago

Glad to hear your doing ok and on schedule. Stay strong! You'll be in my thoughts, hope the snap chats are entertaining:)

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Ben Kaina Rivera
28 months ago

Love you Cuz! Sending prayers your way.

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Alicia Russi
28 months ago

Hello Amanda, I wanted to let you know that we are praying for you, for a complete recovery. Your Mom and I are cousins, and I haven't met you before, as I live in Florida now. You look so much like your Mom! I am sending my love and hope that one day I can meet you in person and see you pursuing your dreams. I know your Mom and Dad must be very proud of you. God Bless Sweetie!

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$23,330 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 216 people in 29 months
Created August 16, 2016
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Ashley Love
on behalf of Amanda Heitmann
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JF
$30
Jhonee Fillmore
25 months ago
LK
$20
Lynsee Knowlton
25 months ago
JB
$60
Jason Bristol
26 months ago
JD
$50
Julianna Dixon
27 months ago

So happy to meet you, your sweet pup and your family and friends the other night. You are beautiful inside and out!

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
JH
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Joni Hasegawa
27 months ago

Prayers sent your way!

SD
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Samantha Duhaylonsod
27 months ago

Sending all the love and prayers

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Anonymous
27 months ago
NH
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Nicki Henry
27 months ago
EW
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Eric Winders
27 months ago

Love you, Manda!

Kendra Newness
29 months ago
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Amanda-please reach out of you need any support. If you need help with rides to treatment, housework, food...let me know. Also, WomenCare is an excellent resource. They have support groups, integrative care information and presentations, books that are very helpful, and many other resources to support you in this journey. I am sending you healing vibes. Contact me anytime at 408-505-1715z - as a fellow cancer survivor I know how overwhelming and scary this can be.

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Isaiah Neel
28 months ago

Glad to hear your doing ok and on schedule. Stay strong! You'll be in my thoughts, hope the snap chats are entertaining:)

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Ben Kaina Rivera
28 months ago

Love you Cuz! Sending prayers your way.

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Alicia Russi
28 months ago

Hello Amanda, I wanted to let you know that we are praying for you, for a complete recovery. Your Mom and I are cousins, and I haven't met you before, as I live in Florida now. You look so much like your Mom! I am sending my love and hope that one day I can meet you in person and see you pursuing your dreams. I know your Mom and Dad must be very proud of you. God Bless Sweetie!

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