Conquer Britt's Breast Cancer

$39,545 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 435 people in 18 months
If I had to describe my niece Brittany, I would say she is beautiful, strong, intelligent, kind, hard working, and loved by everyone.  She has a smile that lights up a room.  She is an overall stellar human being with a heart of gold.  Since February, we have been consumed with excitement over her engagement to her amazing fiancé Syng.  At the age of 25, we could not be more thrilled over this amazing life she has ahead of her. 

Brittany and her sister, Ashleigh, have been very active with Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and have participated in the Ovations Walk for Ovarian Cancer over last few years in memory of her beloved mother Debra.  Brittany and Ashleigh’s mother lost her courageous battle to ovarian cancer  when they were very young.

Brittany recently had genetic testing completed due to her strong family history of ovarian cancer, and tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation.  She was aware that eventually she would need to take proactive surgical measures to protect herself from developing breast and ovarian cancer in the future. 

Early in April, Brittany discovered a firm, but mobile pea sized lump on the side of her chest wall.  She had a fine needle biopsy, which revealed news that came as shock to all of us.  The biopsy revealed a malignancy involving her lymph nodes, and on 4/28/2017 scans confirmed that she has stage 3 breast cancer.  Brittany’s treatment plan will consist of 8 weeks of chemotherapy.  She will then need to undergo double mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. 

Brittany works as an operations coordinator at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital.  She will need to take a leave of absence from work for her chemotherapy treatments and recovery from her surgeries.  Having graduated from college 2 years ago, she already has the burden of student loans.  The emotional and financial burden of surviving breast cancer is a challenge at any stage of life, but at only 25 years old it somehow seems even more unfair that Brittany is going through this right now.  Brittany more than ever deserves and needs our love and support. 

Brittany’s family and fiancé, Syng, will be beside her every step of the way through this journey.  She also has an amazing circle of friends to rally behind her.  We can help her get through this together. 

Thank you to everyone for your love and support.  More importantly, please keep our beloved Brittany in your prayers. 

Any funds collected that Britanny does not end up needing to cover the costs of treatment and during her  recovery will be promptly donated cancer research.

Again, Thank you all for reading and considering Brittany’s journey ahead. 

 

Love,

Team Britt
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We thank you all so much for the love and support. This is day 1 of Brittany's Journey. She will start her first of 8 courses of chemo. She is ready to crush this cancer. Please continue to keep our Britt in your prayers.
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$39,545 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 435 people in 18 months
Created April 28, 2017
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MD
$200
Melissa DiMinico
14 months ago

You are so strong! Fox Hill is cheering you on!! #HammarStrong

RH
$150
Rick & Brenda Hammar
14 months ago

LOVE U SO MUCH

KS
$75
Karen Shaffer
14 months ago

In memory of Al Hammar

ED
$25
Elaine Dalton
14 months ago

In memory of Alrick P. Hammar, Sr.

DM
$30
Dan Martin
15 months ago

In memory of Al Hammar... with deepest sympathies... and prayers for Brittany from Dan & Sue.

JH
$10
Jennifer Howes
15 months ago

So sorry to hear the news about Al's passing. I didn't know him but my family and I have lived in Pelham, NH about 3 years now. Brittany, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in May. I've had surgery and just completed round #2 of chemo this week, YOU WILL GET THRU THIS too! Pls contact me if I can be of any support, you can also find me on CaringBridge. Sending you lots of love & prayers, Jenn

LG
$100
Larry Gagnon
15 months ago

Mary and I are very sorry to hear of Uncle Al's passing. We will continue to pray for comfort for the family and especially a speedy recovery for Britt.

PM
$50
Peter Milinazzo
15 months ago

For Brittany Hammar in memory of Al Hammar. MayGod bless you.

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