Cancer Medical Expenses

Hello... my name is Starla Whitney I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung ,brain and spine cancer. This came as a huge shock to both my family and myself.  Apparently doctors only catch 1 in 5 cases since it occurs mostly in non- smokers such as me and by the time you have symptoms it is usually too late to treat. 
There are many choices to make even when the tests start. My first set of tests ended up with a collapsed lung and two hospital stays. I ended up missing Christmas with family. So blessed to have technology such as a Ipad tablet borrowed to me from my daughter so I could see Christmas from the hospital.  I have not been able to work much due to the health changes and am 50%owner of a wonderful local business with long term clients who have been so understanding. 
It appears by what I'm told the goal is to weigh quality and quantity of time with treatment offered.  This is a short window and I find myself wanting to choose time with family and making memories I can while I'm here.  I would greatly appreciate all your prayers and support as I navigate a tough journey.
Thank you


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Starla Ruebesam Whitney 
Salem, OR
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