April Day's Cancer Medical Bills

$2,495 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 23 months
My name is April Day and on March 31st I recieved a phone call with the worst news of my life.  I was diagnosed with Stage 3, Grade 2 Breast Cancer with at least one Lymph node effected.  


Since that first phone call, I have undergone more tests that I even knew existed. So far I have had a Mammogram, 2 biopsies, 2 MRIs, 2 ultra sounds, CT Scan, Bone Scan, an Echocardiogram and genetic testing.

All this testing led to finding out that I have a tumor that is 5.5 in X 4 in and about 2 in thick in my right breast along with Invasive Ductal and Lobular Carcinoma. There is also a mass around my ovary but we will not know if is is cancer until I have surgery which I can't have until after I am done with Chemo.

I had surgery to insert a port into my chest wall. This should make my chemo treatments easier. My first treatment was May 3rd which was very complicated and my port didn't work. My second treatment was better but still had some issues with my port. So we have my fingers crossed that it works right this next go around.

I have had a pretty rough time with the side-effects of chemo and all it comes with. I even had an allergic reaction to one of the drugs. But I will deal with whatever I need to to stay healthy and beat this challenge.

My wife, Nichole and I moved to Portland a little over a year ago and have discovered how expensive it is to live here compared to Arizona. We are just making it paycheck to paycheck as it is but we wouldn't change living here for anything. We love it here! I am also glad we are here because of all the medical options and the ease of treatment I have received. Nichole also had to have a hysterectomy in March.

So with all this going on we finally started receiving medical bills and we have quickly realized how over whelmed we are getting. Any money donated will go straight to one of my bills or medical expenses.

I have four more chemo treatments to get through and then I will be having surgery of some sort (mastectomy or double) and then radiation therapy.

I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and good vibes! Any donation is more that appreciated no matter how small. I you are unable to donate please continue to keep us in your thought and feel free to pass/share this around.
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Thank you all for your support and donations. I have now completed my first step of this long journey. 6 rounds of chemo are down and in my rearview window! It has been rough but necessary to keep this wonderful life I have.

Step 2: I am having a bi-lateral mastectomy on Sept. 21st. This surgery will be the complete removal of both my breast and several lymph nodes. With this surgery I will be in the hospital a few days and then out of work up to 6 weeks barring no complications!

The major issue is now paying medical bills along with normal monthly bills including rent. I have 3 weeks vacation and sick time built up but that is it. I also work a commission based job so unfortunately while I am not working I only get my hourly pay and no commission which can be up to half my monthly income. I have worked all through 6 months of chemo and only missed 2 days in the end because I was unable to control my nausea. I was trying to save as much time as I could as I knew the surgery was going to be so time consuming.

Any money will go straight to our living expenses and the piles of medical bills that we now have. Thank you again to all that have donated. Please Please share this page so more people see it!

Thanks,
Love April and Nichole!
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