AS/Cancer Recovery /Treatment

$11,120 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 243 people in 1 month
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My name is Shannon McRandle. I was dx with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Stage 3 Anal Cancer in April 2013. I underwent chemo/radiation and now AS treatment. The radiation destroyed my wbc/rbc production, gave me osteoporosis , put me through menopause and killed the normal production of cells in my body . AS treatment is not working for me. Alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage and chiropracty are not covered by insurance and I have not worked since my cancer. We are living pay check to paycheck bc of the lack of a second income. I do as much community service as possible to give back to those worse off than I am, although I've had to slow down a little lately while preparing for my second shoulder surgery. My goal is to raise enough money to take 6 months and work very hard using uncovered eastern healing techniques to get as close to normal as possible. I'm now housebound with trips out only to feed my children and get them to and from school. The pain is drowning me and I do not want to function on opiods or become so weakend that I can no longer even care for my children. My husband is deployed for the ninth time and working a dangerous job to keep us all safe but also to try his hardest to keep our heads above water. It's not enough. As I become less and less able to function at the smallest tasks, my doctors seem less and less able to help me, but worse, don't really care. Nor will they sign disability paperwork. I have to heal for my children, my husband. My two sons have recently been dx with AS as well and I need to have the strength to be there for them. Anything helps. I need hope back to be around long enough to get my boys through high school... then I can let go. God bless each and every one of you. Please pray for strength for me to help my children and for my husband's safe return. To each of you, I wish you love, happiness and above all, health.
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Update 15
Posted by Shannon Lynn
9 days ago
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Hi everyone!!! Your support and kindness are overwhelming, in the best possible way. I'm working as quickly as possible to write a short thank you to everyone who reached out to help! I have a list of autographs to get to as well, and pain permitting, will get them written this weekend. Thank you again. I hope everyone enjoyed Celebration! I love seeing all of the photos and hearing the stories! God bless!!!! I really miss seeing you all!!!!
The three Amigos.
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Update 14
Posted by Shannon Lynn
13 days ago
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To the Twin Suns Foundation and Bill Adkins, it's been a particularly difficult week with two surgeries and one to go. Thank you for the kindness and prayers!!!!
Stitches and more stitches.
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Update 13
Posted by Shannon Lynn
15 days ago
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Hi everyone! Happy Easter! I'm sorry I have not completed my thank yous or photos! Surgery on my shoulder was far more painful than I anticipated. Today, I had a large piece of my cheek removed to rule out squamous cell carcinoma. Pathology should be back next week. I'm also still waiting for pathology from my shoulder. I want to thank everyone again for the outpouring of love, donations and well wishes. I do read every post, comment and email, but I've been very uncomfortable writing w my shoulder like this and intend on catching up soon. I pray that everyone has a beautiful Easter weekend!!!! And with the sun out, please, please let my pain be your lesson. Sunscreen, hats, umbrellas and don't forget to reapply regularly. If your skin changes color, damage is occurring. And gentlemen, get every unusual spot or bump checked out. Don't wait for anyone to nag you. Basal cell is fixable. Squamous Cell can kill you. It almost killed me the first time. God bless.
Stitches and more stitches.
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Update 12
Posted by Shannon Lynn
19 days ago
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Distressed continued.......
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William Petersen
24 days ago
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You got this Shannon! Have you considered medical Marijuana for pain and anxiety? It works for us vets!

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Bill Adkins
15 days ago
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Just to let you know, almost everyone coming to the Twin Suns Foundation booth at SWCO are asking how you are doing and wishing you well and praying for you. The love everyone has for you is easily seen and overwhelming.

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Mara Jade
20 days ago
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You. Are. Loved.

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Mara Jade
25 days ago
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Keep fighting Shannon - for your fans. Not in the way you think though. In this dark world of disrespect and violence and rudeness, let your fans prove to your children that there are still generous, kind people who will always be willing to help out. Stay strong, stay brave. We adore you.

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Ryan Henneberque
7 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to send a thank you note, Shannon! My mom is handling her challenge well, but it's definitely going to be a challenge until she's fully recovered. Sending prayers and thoughts for you as you continue to face your health challenges and healing process.

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Alexander Buirch
20 days ago

Good luck. I'm sure this must be difficult, I can't even imagine how hard it must be, but I hope for the best for you. I wish that I could have donated more... But good luck nonetheless.

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Kristian Jensen
21 days ago

Find some CBD oil. It's nature's miracle medicine.

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Steven Yount
23 days ago

I'm disgusted by how you are being treated by people that are supposed to care for you. There are good people out there. I hope you find them very soon. You deserve all the help you can get, good help! Will pray for you!

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Brian Shaw
25 days ago

I will be praying for you and your family. Wishing you a speedy recovery :) best of luck

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Inma R H de los Santos
1 month ago

Hi , Shannon . I want to see you .

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$11,120 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 243 people in 1 month
Created March 27, 2017
RI
$30
Ryan IHnken
2 days ago

You got this Shannon! A lot of people are behind you in this fight!

SC
$875
SWCCG Players Committee
4 days ago
1
1

Best wishes from the entire SWCCG community, we're rooting for you! May the force be with you, always.

DR
$5
David Roberts
6 days ago

Get well soon

DS
$40
Daniel Siddiqui
6 days ago
HS
$10
Henry Schriemer
7 days ago
AG
$5
Aeden Gerds
7 days ago
CM
$50
Chris Menzel
7 days ago

The best of health for you and your family!

$100
Anonymous
8 days ago
$5
Anonymous
8 days ago
MB
$115
Mihai Alexandru Badea
12 days ago

This small donation makes it S10.000! :-)

William Petersen
24 days ago
4
4

You got this Shannon! Have you considered medical Marijuana for pain and anxiety? It works for us vets!

+ Read More
Bill Adkins
15 days ago
2
2

Just to let you know, almost everyone coming to the Twin Suns Foundation booth at SWCO are asking how you are doing and wishing you well and praying for you. The love everyone has for you is easily seen and overwhelming.

+ Read More
Mara Jade
20 days ago
1
1

You. Are. Loved.

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Mara Jade
25 days ago
1
1

Keep fighting Shannon - for your fans. Not in the way you think though. In this dark world of disrespect and violence and rudeness, let your fans prove to your children that there are still generous, kind people who will always be willing to help out. Stay strong, stay brave. We adore you.

+ Read More
Ryan Henneberque
7 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to send a thank you note, Shannon! My mom is handling her challenge well, but it's definitely going to be a challenge until she's fully recovered. Sending prayers and thoughts for you as you continue to face your health challenges and healing process.

+ Read More
Alexander Buirch
20 days ago

Good luck. I'm sure this must be difficult, I can't even imagine how hard it must be, but I hope for the best for you. I wish that I could have donated more... But good luck nonetheless.

+ Read More
Kristian Jensen
21 days ago

Find some CBD oil. It's nature's miracle medicine.

+ Read More
Steven Yount
23 days ago

I'm disgusted by how you are being treated by people that are supposed to care for you. There are good people out there. I hope you find them very soon. You deserve all the help you can get, good help! Will pray for you!

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Brian Shaw
25 days ago

I will be praying for you and your family. Wishing you a speedy recovery :) best of luck

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Inma R H de los Santos
1 month ago

Hi , Shannon . I want to see you .

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