Dede's Win over Breast Cancer

$5,515 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 27 months
Terry Loving
on behalf of Dede Strawn
 SEATTLE, WA

Thank you for visiting and learning my story.  I am so grateful for your support as I face this financial and health challenge. 
Dede

Dede is a loving, hard-working, single mother of three great kids, Devon, Alex, and Aidan. She’s a rock for those kids, who she raised on her own, independently and with a fierce belief that if she tried her best, gave her best, she could see them leave the nest and spread their wings into their own bright futures. So, working two jobs to make certain these kids have what they need has been “easy” for Dede, in that she would do anything for them.


However, last month Dede felt a lump in her breast, and went straight in to her doctor in hopes that it would be dismissed as a cyst. Not a week later, her once predictable routine had been upended by doctor visits, surgeons, oncologists. In a blink of a day, her family’s life has changed. Dede has invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer).

Time, patience, prayers and some serious action are going to help take this cancer on, so Dede can get healthy again. However, Dede’s work is very physical and requires being in public, two things the doctors told her to avoid after her mastectomy, which took place last week. She will go through aggressive chemo treatments, and it’s imperative to stay as healthy as possible during this time. So, Dede will need to working limited hours for up to 5 months, which is simply another devastating blow to a single mother and sole provider of her family.

Any support you can offer Dede and her family will go toward medical bills, prescriptions, necessary prosthetics, house payments, food — you name it - Even insurance payments, to keep her on track with her treatment. Dede needs a bit of financial reprieve, for the next 5 months, to take this thing on, and take it on with as little stress as possible. We want to help; so, we’re asking for your support.

 Anything you can offer, is so appreciated and will help carry this lovely family along during the hard journey toward reclaimed health and a beautiful life.  

Thank you

Terry
From the depth of my heart  helping my friend, Dede Strawn

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I cannot express my gratitude enough.... The love and support I have received has been amazing.
I finished my last chemo treatment today..
Let the healing begin!
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I cannot believe I am at the halfway mark of my chemo treatments!
I am so grateful for the love, support, and prayers being sent way...
Thank you, and keep on sending those ❤️ Blessings
I got this!
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Happy Birthday, Dede! We are rooting for you every step of the way!
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The love and support I continue to receive is amazing. As I move on to the next phase- chemotherapy on Monday- I feel completely blessed. My friend made me this beautiful new hat, for when that becomes necessary. So many gifts of love....
I am so extremely blessed by each and everyone of you!
Please continue to share my story...
Heart blessings,
Dede , and my beloved family
Gifts of love....
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Dede Strawn
27 months ago

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the amazing love and support I have received from my beloved community! I am filled with an abundance or gratitude for my family...... I will post updates on our progress through this journey we are on. I got this! Heart blessings xoxo

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$5,515 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 27 months
Created January 18, 2016
Terry Loving
on behalf of Dede Strawn
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Sissel Byington
19 months ago
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We are new here and are praying for your full recovery and healing.

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kathleen bohlken
25 months ago
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sending all my love, prayers and lots of energized strength.....knowing that you will be restored to full and radiant health. Kathleen

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Penny Webb
25 months ago
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You're half way! Love you!!!

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Gail Winsauer
25 months ago
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Love you Dede - Praying for you and keeping you in my heart and thoughts. Love, Gail PS: Cancer is the shi...ts

Dede Strawn
27 months ago

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the amazing love and support I have received from my beloved community! I am filled with an abundance or gratitude for my family...... I will post updates on our progress through this journey we are on. I got this! Heart blessings xoxo

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