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Caring For Cara

$17,017 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 182 people in 4 months
Created October 7, 2017
Cara, a normally healthy, hard-working 27 year-old who likes hanging out with her cat, was diagnosed with Pneumonia  in early October of 2017. The day after her diagnosis she complained of extreme chest pain and was admitted to the ER at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Thanks to a chest X-ray, they discovered that she had a large cancerous tumor on her right lung, which was growing into her bronchus/lung tube and blocking her airway. The cancer then spread to two places on her sacrum and to a lymph node near her collar bone. She was transferred via life-flight to Providence St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, and then again transferred to OHSU where she was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung. At OHSU, she will undergo both radiation and chemotherapy. 
Any money donated will be used to fund any and all medical bills and day-to-day expenses while she is being treated with chemotherapy over the next few months. Cara and her family greatly appreciate any donations, even if it's just $5, as well as any positive thoughts and prayers you can send her way. She has a long road ahead of her, but she has a great support system that will be there the entire step of the way.
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Cara has a video update for all you that donated to her campaign. Thank you again for all your donations, it has changed her life!
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We have made progress over the last few days, and I have an update for all of you regarding Cara's prognosis. They have determined she has Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung, and that they want to treat it with both radiation and chemotherapy. She will start her radiation treatments here at OHSU on Monday and they will last for two weeks. After that, she will start chemotherapy, and they are currently deciding on what kind of chemo and how long it will last over the next week. The tumor on her lung is still growing, and Cara is eager to begin radiation which should cause it to shrink and open up her airway.
Cara has been spending the last week at the hospital resting and getting strong for the treatments to come, and she has made leaps and bounds in that department.
As for her gofundme, we are $2,600 shy of our goal. If you could share her gofundme with anyone you think might be willing to donate it would mean a lot to our family. Please keep praying and having positive thoughts for Cara.
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$17,017 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 182 people in 4 months
Created October 7, 2017
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