Chrissy's Child Breast Cancer Fund
To add to the journey, Chrissy’s daddy, Troy, a Decorated Veteran of Foreign War who served in Operation Desert Storm, also remains under close watch for his cancer. In August of 2008, Troy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After several surgeries, biopsies, and eight months of rigorous chemotherapy; Troy’s cancer went into remission. However, in July of 2011, a PET CT scan revealed cancer activity. The difficulty with his cancer is that it has not become aggressive enough to respond to therapy, so we are currently in a “watch and wait” state as cancer slowly grows, visiting the oncologist every three months for a full exam and blood work. All the while, medical bills are continuing to pile up, forcing us to file bankruptcy in July 2013, but even after bankruptcy, bills continue to flow in. Even with insurance, co-pays add up very quickly! Scans alone can run anywhere from $300 - $1000 for our portion, depending on which one is requested by the doctors and other services, surgeries, and medications which may be needed vary in cost as well.
Tears stream down my face as I sit to write this. One for the overwhelming outpour of love and support received from friends and family all over the world; and two, to think that this is our life, this is our norm and we still have many challenges ahead of us. Still, we remain filled with hope, faith, and joy, clinging to one another and growing ever closer together. Your support and love continue to penetrate deep into our hearts and we are eternally grateful for everyone!
Below are a few articles where our Chrissy has been featured. We appreciate you all and pray that sharing Chrissy’s story will serve to help others and fill them with hope!
Refinery 29: http://www.refinery29.com/2017/10/175526/youngest-breast-cancer-survivor
A photo of Chrissy getting a piggy back from her Daddy, Troy as he was going through chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She and her big sister Brianna kept him smiling and fighting through!
Chrissy's Alliance Facebook page
We are happy to report that Chrissy is currently doing very well and continues to see her oncologist team every 3 - 4 months. This past August we met with a plastic surgeon to discuss her future reconstruction. She is such an amazing angel and, although a bit scared, the team of doctors and nurses at the Huntsman Cancer Institute were wonderful with her! She's very grateful to learn that her first surgery will most likely not take place until she turns 15 or 16. Until then, her doctors continue to keep a close watch on her.
Her little spirit and smile lights up the world and we love her so, so much! She continues to help and inspire others with her love of life!
All our love,
The Turner Family
Hi, best wishes! I just wanted to let you know I've had this type of cancer at age 4. I live in Australia. It's hard to relate to anyone at this age who has had this type of cancer as it is so rare but I'm now in good health and 26 years old. :) if you ever wanted to contact me you are welcome to. It can be emotionally challenging going through teenage years after having a mastectomy too so just know you are not alone :)
My thoughts are with Chrissy. I was 18 months old when I had a radical mastectomy in 1970. While mine was not due to cancer, but rather the result of a cyst bursting internally, I can relate to growing up without a breast. I am not financially able to donate money, but I would like to offer to help in another way. If Chrissy, or her family, ever have any questions about how to deal with this, or just want to talk about it, please let them know they can contact me through FB. In know firsthand the difficulty this presents to a young girl.
Saint Olaf Catholic School is praying for you, Chrissy. Our Middle School Student Government has asked to hold a fundraiser for you during the Month of November. We will donate our proceeds on this site by December 20th. God Bless you and your Family.
Please check out Modifilan, (Brown Russian Seaweed) sold at Modifilan.com and OHI or Optimum Health Institute in San Diego. I do not make any money with either of these things, but they both helped save my life when I had stage 4 esophageal cancer, and was told by 3 oncologists that I would not last longer then 4 to 6 months and that there was no cure. That was in 2009. I am alive, well, and cancer free in 2015. Call me if you like at (503) 851 6802
I came across your story from the page "Chris Beat Cancer" on Facebook, and my thoughts are the same as his: "If multiple family members have cancer, it's more than likely caused by environmental pollution. My first two guesses are: It's in their water, or they are surrounded by farmland being sprayed with toxic pesticides, could also be electropollution... This family needs to get the heck outta there!" I would encourage you to look into this. There are sadly too many cases of people in the US living in areas where the water or land is highly contaminated with toxins. I recommend watching the movie Erin Brockovich to get a better understanding of this issue. Chris from Chris Beat Cancer is a great guy and I have no doubt he would gladly offer good advice if you contact him. You are all in my thoughts ♥
I cannot tell you how heart wrenching this story is to me. We have a long history of cancer in my family with my mother, her aunt, and her cousin (breast cancer). My father, grandfather, an aunt, and an uncle with other forms. Even my step-mother. All three of us sisters had cancer at the same time. My oldest passed within a month of diagnosis from several forms; my middle sister and I are both breast cancer survivors. I too have had to due bankruptcy and am now facing foreclosure on my home while living on a fixed disability income. I have shared all this to express my compassion and empathy for this family and especialy precious little Chrissy. I am here for any support you folks may need and will be praying.
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This seriously brought me to tears... I was only able to donate $10 but anything helps. Please help this beautiful little girl, I can only think about my own daughter, my nieces, and especially my step sister and my stepmother who are survivors... My grandmother died of this, breast cancer took her from me well before I was born. I HATE BREAST CANCER!!! It robs so many families, daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, cousins, and aunts... My heart breaks for this family. Tears are pouring down my face. If you can't donate, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, share this so this beautiful little girl can possibly have a normal life and make it through! We HAVE TO HELP EACH OTHER! This is what separates us from animals! Please help this little girl. She's only 8 years old and having to deal with this... No child this age should have to endure such cruelty... I can only hope and pray that we can help her get the best possible medical care and she will come out of this with a child's heart and mind, not the jaded, cruel, tortures of the world today. I pray for her to not lose hope, To know even strangers are here to support and help her. I would expect NOTHING LESS from my family, friends, and my fellow Americans! Let's do this America. Let's give this baby the best shot at life we can. God knows the doctors or "Big Pharm" isn't going to help. I send my DEEPEST PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. I COULD NOT IMAGINE. All my love, a simple token that could possibly help and I will continue to share so others may want to donate and I will continue to donate all I can. Jennifer
They also need to check the catastrophic coverage on their health insurance. Once you hit this amount insurance usually pays 100% of the costs but its different for each insurance company and its starts over every january 1st. It may give them some peace of mind to know this
I come from a long history of family cancer. It has it so many of my family with in the last couple of years including myself. This just breaks my heart. My prayers are with this family. I sure wished that St. Jude Hospital could have helped this baby girl they would never have to worry about money.