Teal 4 Tiffanys Fight Against Cancer

Hello everyone, my name is Randy. I wish that I could be writing something like; Hello everyone, I'm Randy and I have an idea that will help people around the world, but we need help with funding to get started...  That however is not why I am here asking for your help. I am here on behalf of a friend.A friend who is fighting hard to beat cancer.  She fights hard each and every day. She is a fighter. We all know that cancer is one tough fight. Tiffany is strong, and she will win, but she (as all can) can use our help.  Cancer is a tough, and she needs all the love and support that she can get. If we can help ease the burden of the financial toll this struggle is taking it would help so very much.  Tiffany, my dear friend whom this is for, is a beautiful kind, gentle, caring and compassionate person. She works hard and plays nice. Always a smile, and she makes those around her smile. She loves her family and her friends. She volunteers in her community. She is an amazing person.Anamazing person fighting for her life and she needs our help.  The financial cost are becoming overwhelming.Housing heating vehicle groceries all on top of the treatment.  .These are burdens which one must fight on top of the fight against the disease itself.  This is why I am here asking for your help.Anything you can do will be much appreciated. If we can help ease the financial burden so Tiffany can put all of her energy into winning this fight against cancer then we will have helped her win the fight for life.  So I ask you to please donate anything you can. every dollar counts. Lets show Tiffany that she is not in this fight alone. Lets show her that people do care. People do understand and people still believe in helping others  .She does so much for others. She always helps where she can. Now she needs our help. Soplease help with whatever amount you can afford.  I thank you all. If you are in need of help, if you would like me to share your page on here or help get word out on social media please let me know. We help in ways we can.  Love one another. Help one another. It really is that simple. Thank you all  Now I would like to introduce you to my dear friend Tiffany.  My name is Tiffany Schmidt, and I am a Fighter, Survivor and warrior! At the age of 21 I was told I had stage 3 cervical cancer called adenocarcinomas. Adenocarcinomas are cancers that develop from gland cells. I was told I had less than 18 months with how progressed it was. It had completely destroyed both ovaries and tubes. I had stopped producing eggs. On thanksgiving day 2005 I was wheeled back for an emergency hysterectomy at St.Francis Hospital in Shakopee Minnesota, at the age of 21. The biggest dreams of me having a baby was taken from me so early in life. I followed up with extensive Chemotherapy treatments and Radiation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. A year later I was told I was in remission! Thanks be to God!! I made sure to go in and get checked regularly and everything has been fine until September of 2017. The doctors had told me it had returned. They said it wasonly the cells( severe dysplasia) and they believed that with chemo I would be able to get rid of it. I am currently taking a med calledCisplatin. Cisplatin is the medicine most often used in chemoradiationfor cervical cancer. The chemo is $650.00 a month with help from a foundation or they would be $3500.00 a month. and no insurance will cover it, All labs, tests and treatments cancer related are not covered. I am close to $18,000.00 in debt only from cancer treatments. I have utilized every foundation out there, I have held a benefit (and it did not turn out well at all) and I have sold ribbons and #teal4Tiffany t-shirts just to try to keep my head above water. 1 week ago I was told my cancer has progressed to stage 1 and it is in the surrounding tissue. They increased my chemo but by increasing my dosage, it also increases my side effects. I have FMLA at work(Im a pharmacy benefits manager) so I will not lose my job due to this, but if I’m not at work due to the side effects, I don’t get paid, and my bills don’t get paid. It has been really hard for me to continue to fight when I feel I am drowning and have to choose between my chemo each month or rent for my house. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!

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    • $210 
    • 36 mos
  • Connie Reilly 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Angela Beth 
    • $10 
    • 38 mos
  • Nancy Her 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Jen Maloney 
    • $10 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer

Tiffany Schmidt 
Organizer
St. Paul, MN
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