Help Erica Battle Breast Cancer

$13,736 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 19 months
Thank you for taking the time to read about our fundraising campaign for our dear friend Erica Croxford. At the age of 36, Erica has been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, a type of breast cancer. Erica and her family were closing on the purchase of their forever home, hosting family and friends for a party, and celebrating Thanksgiving. When suddenly, all of this celebrating was overshadowed by worry and fear. Just a couple of weeks ago Erica found that something was not right with her health. Testing, imaging, and painful biopsies soon followed and have lead to this devastating diagnosis, which she received just this past Friday.

She will meet with specialists and oncologists this week to finalize an aggressive treatment plan, which will start as soon as possible with the placement of a medi port, surgery, and chemotherapy. Erica is facing several months of treatment and will likely be out of work for this time. With all that she is facing she anticipates countless medical bills, childcare costs, regular household finances, mortgage payments, heating bills, groceries, and travel expenses. Financial concerns that no one or their family should have to worry about while they undergo this challenge.

If you have the honor to know and love Erica, then you should consider yourself blessed beyond measure. Erica is by far one of the most generous people in the entire world. She doesn't hesitate for a moment to give of herself when she knows of someone in need. She is the hardest working and most dedicated mother to her pride and joy, sweet little Mackenzie. Erica is an RN and takes such pride in her special work. From caring for the most critically ill and littlest patients in the NICU at Maine Medical Center, to the new mommies and their babies on the mother-baby unit. She is one of the kindest, funniest, and most thoughtful people you will ever meet. Always ready with a funny joke, her positive outlook, a good story, and her quick wit, she will keep you laughing, especially if you're having a bad day. She is the most wonderful friend, a loving partner to Jeff, a daughter, a sister, and a wonderful coworker. If you are lucky enough to count Erica as one of your people, then you know you have someone very special in your corner.

Please join us as we encircle our sweet friend in love, light and prayers. She needs us more than ever right now as she begins her tremendous battle. In just 24 hours Erica's warriors have begun rallying and the outpouring of love has been indescribable! We know that with this continued support, Erica will be ready to put up a fight and win!! Erica has always taken care of everyone around her, and it is time for us to take care of her. She and her family need our help and we humbly ask for your donation to this fundraiser in her honor. On behalf of Erica and her family, we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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My apologies as we are long overdue for an update on Erica and her battle! Here is a recap from Erica, and what has happened over the past couple of months.
"More results came back after lots of testing, this type of invasive ductal carcinoma is called triple negative breast cancer. This is a "bad and aggressive cancer", but fortunately it was caught early and is considered treatable if it responds well to chemo. We also found out that none of this is attributed to genetics, which gives us no real explanation for this cancer. I am grateful for Mackenzie that it's not highly likely to be passed on to her. 
I just had a medi port placed in December and I have just finished my first round of chemo! Phew! I will begin another treatment that is given weekly for the next 12 weeks. Imaging has been done to see how well the first chemo worked and some of the tumors have already shrunk! Excellent news! However, one has not, so the oncologist added an additional chemotherapy to help increase the chances of a cure.
Once the 12 weeks are completed I will then have surgery in Boston which will add an additional 6 + weeks of recovery before returning to work" 
Erica has been out of work through all of this as it's been extremely tough on her body. Thus putting her at high risk for illness. Her immune system is very vulnerable at this time and she has been very fatigued and has not felt well.
The outpouring of love and support has been incredible and she is so grateful to everyone through all of this. Erica states "I'm a very lucky cancer patient with all of the love and support I've received through this crappy battle."
Thank you for your generous donations, prayers, love and support on behalf of Erica and her family!
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Help Erica Battle Breast Cancer has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to everyone who has donated, liked and shared the page! We love you Erica!
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Rani McLeod
19 months ago

Donated and shared! Erica, anything I can do to help, please know you have so many of us to fall back upon. Prayers for you and your beautiful family

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$13,736 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 19 months
Created November 27, 2016
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Sophie Connolly
14 months ago

Erica, I've been thinking of you since I heard and hope treatment is going well - I wish this could be so much more! Sending love and healing thoughts you way. xxoo

Kristi Bennett
14 months ago

Thinking of you! Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way!

14 months ago
Kelley McDaniel
15 months ago

I admire your ability to keep smiling through all of this. You are one strong woman! Sending you a big hug xoxo

Linda Stowe
15 months ago

Erica, you are one of the sunniest, most positive people I know. Your beautiful spirit will get you through this! Sending prayers to you and your family.

Missy Laughlin
16 months ago

Stay strong and murder the shit out of this disease.

Cindi Whitehead
17 months ago

praying for you as you take this unknown journey. Have been through BC myself and am now 14 years out. Blessings to you and those who wrap their loving arms around you. If you need rides, meals or whatever, contact me, I am on FB.

Rani McLeod
19 months ago

Donated and shared! Erica, anything I can do to help, please know you have so many of us to fall back upon. Prayers for you and your beautiful family

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