For a long time I have wanted to start an out reach called Project Brave Girl (PBG) to help women who are facing real challenges in their life. They fight the odds... they stand strong in the eye of the storm... they are BRAVE GIRLS. As a fellow Christian, I cannot let them walk through the storm alone... But Gods love gives hope, grace, peace, strength, healing and incredible courage with family and friends and the community that faith builds. I hope you would agree that telling their stories will help others too. This is my first story for Project Brave Girl.
My sweet friend Karen has stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasize to her lymph nodes, bones, ovaries and liver. After reoccurring breast infections the tumor has broken through her skin causing severe discomfort and pain. The treatment her doctors and her have agreed is best for her is not covered by insurance. She has exhausted all of her financial resources at this time.
Her personalized treatment plan will consist of immune building/cancer killing IV treatments three days a week and low-dose chemo therapy the other two days. Treatment lasts three weeks, maybe four. Treatment is needed as soon as possible once funds are raised. This personal treatment plan was developed off of her results from genetic testing, which showed which chemotherapy agents and supplements are the most powerful and effective at killing "her" cancer, hence those will be used. This type of chemo utilizes insulin to trick the cancer to gobble up the chemo without affecting healthy cells. There are minimal side effects compared to conventional chemotherapy. This protocol also has a high survival rate for stage 4 cancer patients. It will be the quickest way towards remission and for her to regain her health and become self-sufficient and able to provide for herself again.
For a couple of weeks Karen and I have been praying and asking God for a Big Mountain to move out of her way. Funds are needed for her to start this three to four week treatment, she will also need a PICC line for the IV's, after treatment expenses in the form of supplements, follow up genetic testing and any supportive IVs that may be needed.
With this being Breast Cancer awareness month we knew this to be for “such a time as this” moment to step out in faith and be bold.
It is also my hope that this post will be shared out to help spread the word... for Karen is one of the bravest girls I know. I want her to know she is not alone. So please join me in supporting her in this journey of faith, provision and healing. She is a child of God, and she needs our help.
Thank you in advance,
Karen Hopper's message:
I'm so grateful to have met Vicki. Our meeting was definitely the work of God. I am blessed to be a part of Project Brave Girl, as a recipient now and a supporter in the future.
I want to give a special shout out to C3 Church and the amazing people who supported me and held me high in prayer. When I came to their North campus in May, I was broken. I was depressed. I had experienced the hardest year of my life, financially, physically and emotionally. I lost sight of God, but that all changed thanks to C3. Miracles started to happen, friendships were born and I saw God start to work in my life. Prayers were being answered when I thought there was no possible way. But there is always a way through God.
Although this is a fundraiser to raise money for my medical cancer treatment, it's really not about the money at all. It is bigger than that. It's about "people helping people". It's about God. It's about faith. It's about compassion and support for one another. Everyone has gone through a hard time at some point in their life and it has been placed on my heart to find a way to make sure no one is ever alone when they need help... especially when it is too hard for them to ask... which I can relate to.
I want to turn my "pain" into "purpose" and to use it to help others.
Through Project Brave Girl, we can do this. We can change and save one life at a time.
I believe God is already healing me. I know he has put the perfect treatment plan in my path. I know I will be a testimony of God and one day I will share my story.
Thank you for your support... I send love, hugs and blessing to you.
❤️ Karen Hopper
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