Fund Raiser for Shondi

As many of you may already know Shondi has been diagnosed with breast cancer. On Friday, December 7 she underwent a double mastectomy. She began her reconstruction at that surgery, expecting to complete reconstruction with three total surgeries.


Shondi's cancer was stage 1 her 2+, Er/pr + . The treatment protocol was 6 rounds of chemo, one year of herceptin, 5 to 10 years of Tamoxifen, and reconstructing the breasts.


Shondi is a talented hair stylist and while she does have health insurance, she does not have paid time off. During the recovery for surgery and following chemotherapy she was unable to work as much as usual. After chemotherapy finished, stage 2 of reconstruction began and it looked like Shondi was well on her way to returning to work, soon to be full time, by mid June. One week after her surgery her implant became infected and she had to have emergency surgery to remove the Implant. She is being treated with IV antibiotics at Seton Main Hospital until further notice. This will delay her reconstruction process and require at least 2 additional operations than originally expected.


Shondi is a generous person, beautiful both inside and out. She is always thinking of others and is a giving and warm friend.


Please help us take care of her now, in her time of need. Anything you can give, no matter how small, is helpful. The goal set here has been calculated to include only what she would make during her time at work. Please help and please share this with others.


Shondi is incredible honored and grateful for your love and
support.



*please note the financial goal of this fundraiser was put into place to cover only the expenses Shondi calculated she would miss as her base take home pay during the first surgery and chemotherapy recovery. Since this fundraiser began she has had to miss much more work than expected and the medical setback has become a financial strain on Shondi and her family. No one could have predicted the amount of time that would have to be used for recovery if something didn't go as planned.

Donations

  • Jessica Russell 
    • $20 
    • 82 mos
  • Jodi Wilson 
    • $10 
    • 82 mos
  • Alicia Wolf 
    • $50 
    • 82 mos
  • Annie Husen 
    • $50 
    • 82 mos
  • Emily Baroski 
    • $40 
    • 83 mos
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Organizer

Tiffany Amore 
Organizer
Austin, TX
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