Gracey is a Sophomore at Millard High School. This was her second year as a cheerleader, and she was looking forward to dating and getting her driver's license. Gracey was diagnosed with Angiosarcoma a few days before she turned 16. Angiosarcoma is a rare cancer that forms in the lining of blood vessels and lymph vessels. There is not much of a prognosis because of it's rarity.
On January 3, Gracey had surgery to remove the six tumors that had formed. She had a right side mastectomy to remove them, which involved taking all of the tissue, most of the skin, and part of the muscle. They took a skin graft from her right thigh to cover the area they had to cut out. Once she recovers from the mastectomy, she will be undergoing several treatments including radiation and chemotherapy, in hopes the cancer will not return. The doctors have said the treatment plan could change day to day because of this type of cancer. It is aggressive and has a high chance of returning. She will continue to have scans every 3 months after her treatments are done!
Gracey and her family live in a rural area. All of her doctor appointments are at least 2 hours away in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents are going to have to take time off of work and will need extra money for gas/food while out of town. The medical bills alone are going to be enormous.
Gracey's family was gifted a trip to Hawaii from her grandparents, in March. It is so great that Gracey has something so fun to look forward to. We need to keep her healthy so she is able to go!
Gracey needs all the support in the world right now to FIGHT, and the last thing her family needs to worry about is finances. Please help!
SHE FIGHTS, WE FIGHT! TEAM GRACE!!!