This Christmas we got a horrible shock. My amazing mother Jacquelyn was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, with no primary site identified. Triple negative makes up only 15% of breast cancers, and since there are no positive receptors, this is no targeted chemo. Because it is also aggressive, she'll be getting chemo every two weeks, rather than the usual three weeks. Her oncologist says she'll be completely bald by the next chemo, which is just two weeks away. She's been through cancer once with my brother, and now she's facing it again.
Her sick leave is 70% of her regular pay, she's a single parent with her three children at home. We went and looked at wigs today in our price range ($375) and they are HORRIBLE! Synthetic, thin, short"š and very unrealistic. My mum has had thick, beautiful hair all the way down her back since she was a teenager, and cancer is taking it from her. Her financial situation simply will not let us buy the believable wig I believe she deserves.
So, while my Mum might not be "comfortable as the subject of a GoFundMe campaign", I wanted to do this for her anyway. My mum is always there for me, for my brothers, and for anyone that needs her. My mom drops everything to help others, and all I want to do is help her and make this diagnosis a little more bearable.
If you can, please help me raise enough money to help me buy her a kick-ass real hair wig that will make her feel as much like her old self as she can while being pumped full of poison every two weeks for the next four months! I just want my mom to feel like herself as much as she can while she's getting chemo, radiation, and surgery.
Thank you for your help, trust me, we really, really appreciate it.
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