EILEEN -vs- Breast Cancer!

$19,115 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 20 months
Dena Toma
on behalf of Eileen Danial
Please help me raise money for my best friend Eileen Danial to kick breast cancer's A$$! 

For those of you that know Eileen, you know that her strength is as impressive as her humor, charm and heart. 

She is 33 years young and was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Stage 2, Grade 3 on July 22, 2016.

She has already completed a Full Bilateral Mastectomy and is now receiving her Chemotherapy treatments.  In early 2017, she will start Radiation. Then she can finally start thinking about reconstructive surgery.

Eileen is currently working (yeah, I said working, can you believe that?) whenever she can.  Whatever days she can get up and get there, she goes in, not just for money but to feel accomplished and that this hasn't consumed her life 100%.  Unfortunately, Radiation might be 5 days per week which will change things for her, energy-wise and schedule-wise.

If she is unable to work, she will not have medical insurance on top of her loss of income.  She has already racked up over $12,000 in Medical Expenses and has a long way to go with her treatments.  Each Chemotherapy treatment costs $50K and she has to go through 3, and insurance only covers  so much!

The last thing I want to see my 33 year old friend go through is this, and if we can help take financial stress from her and her family so she can focus on her health and kicking cancer's ass!

I had to start this medical fund against Eileen's wishes as we all have our pride no matter what situation we have been faced with.  Although reluctant, I was able to convince her that she has many friends and family that would like to help in the most effective way possible.  Also, that there are so many people that have been through this or know someone that has been through this, and would like to help in any which way they can.

Thank you in advance to everyone who can help in anyway possible.  Prayers for continued strenght are always welcomed and priceless!

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A year ago today, I was diagnosed with cancer.

I remember walking into the Drs office with Michelle and Ashlie, already knowing it was a positive diagnosis. (I kind of got it out of the nurse that called me to come in.) It was weird because I didn't really feel anything at that moment. I didn't feel anything walking into that office, or sitting down in the special room, or anything about an hour in of that Dr telling me the details of what I had.

At about hour two, and hearing about the surgery options and having to have chemo and radiation, and genetic testing - did I about stop breathing. I started sobbing. Then told him to finish.

I felt like I couldn't breathe anymore, and wanted to run away. I wanted a "do over" at what ever it was that I did wrong that caused me to have this disease. I went home, and cried, and cried and begged God to just help me out and to see what the lesson he was showing me is. What do I need to gain, to pass on, and to teach, and learn.

I've tried in the last year to help others. Be kind. Love more. Stress less. Be vulnerable. Let others help. Eat better. Live better. Not be so hard on myself. And to laugh as much as possible.

To everyone that has helped me; thank you. To everyone that has prayed for me; thank you. The journey isn't quite finished, nor has it been easy, but I've done the best I can.
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I can't stop smiling at the fact of how blessed I truly am. I'm starting to feel more and more like myself again - although this fatigue won't go away. I have great days and okay days, but the bad days of chemo are behind me. I went in last Thursday for my first Herceptin treatment without chemo, and it went really well! My radiation appt is next Wednesday, and I am not looking forward to it. I am going to just pray about it, and hear what the Dr has to say. On a positive note - I have some hairs growing in on my head - yay!!!!! I can't wait to brush it again.
Joe and I finally got to see Kings of Leon after treatment!
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Hi Loves!

I am forever grateful for all the love and support I have received from family, friends, and strangers. This hasn't been an easy journey, but I believe in my heart I've made it this far because of the love and kindness shown to me. Not to mention the messages and prayers.

I'm excited to say that my last chemo treatment is tomorrow, and that I'll have a month break before I start radiation. 6 months after that I'll get to have my first reconstructive surgery to put in expanders - aka BOOBIES! I will still have to go in every 3 weeks for a year of Herceptin infusions, but I hear that's a walk in the park.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. #FuckCancer

Eileen ❤️
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$19,115 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 20 months
Created November 29, 2016
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Ashley Herty
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I know it's not much but maybe when you're feeling up to it you could enjoy a meal from me with this donation... praying and thinking of you all the time. Xoxo Ashley

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