Cancer diagnosis and survival is devastatingly hard physically, emotionally and financially. Unfortunately, cancer costs in America are not fully covered by health insurance and cancer is very expensive. Julie has survived cancer more than 9 years with a metastatic (Stage IV) diagnosis for over 7 years. She has outlived everyone's expectations and is constantly amazed at her own resiliency.
Julie's current situation involves more medical bills. She has been very reluctant to ask for help, however, many people who know her have inquired about how to support Julie and help pay for her cancer bills. Our goal is to reduce and hopefully eliminate the financial stress of her medical costs.
Julie Deutsch was diagnosed April 2004 at the age of 37 with an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with a poor prognosis. She immediately began a focused research on everything associated with health and wellness. For the first couple years Julie chose a more non-invasive, non-toxic and holistic approach to healing. Her research took her to various practitioners, clinics and protocols.
Despite her best efforts, in late 2006 cancer eventually metastasized to her lungs and bones. At that point she pursued a more aggressive integrated treatment with the hope for the best possible outcome. In November 2008, with increasing symptoms, an MRI revealed metastases to the brain. In December, Julie had her first brain surgery (craniotomy); a subsequent second brain surgery January 2011 and finally giving up her left breast to a mastectomy November 2011. What has followed are ongoing targeted treatments to keep the cancer under control.
Yet, an area in the lower right lobe of her lung persists. It was stable for many years, but the latest scans have shown an increase in size and activity. She is scheduled for a lobectomy January 22, 2014 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.
It has been a long journey for Julie. She has had to forfeit a full-time career to concentrate on her continued healing which is a full-time job in itself.
We welcome donations for Julie's costs through surgery and post-treatment. We also ask that you consider extending this fundraising by forwarding it to others. Share it through Facebook, emails, conversations, and other types of communication.
For those of you who do not wish to donate online, you may send a check to:
Friends of Jules
PO Box 97050
Seattle, WA 98[phone redacted]
Thank you very much for taking the time to read about and do whatever you can for our friend and neighbor, Julie. Know that she is appreciative and grateful.
DonationsSee top donations
- Vicky McCollum
- Carolyn Madison
- Lyn & Al Hurt
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more