Heather's Riojas treatment fund

Heather went in for a routine Mammogram back in November 2017.  It showed some concern, so a call back and biopsy were scheduled. A few days later, Heather was told she had Breast Cancer of the left breast. Further tests determined she has Stage One, however,  the type is Triple Negative.  It is a very aggressive form of Cancer.  After discussions with her surgeon, Oncologist and the rest of the team, she has decided to be just as aggressive. Heather will undergo a Double Mascetomy on Jan 8th. She will also undergo Reconstruction during the surgery which will last 7-9 hours.  After her recovery, she will start with Chemotherapy Treatments 4-6 weeks after surgery. She will do 4 rounds over 12 weeks followed by another 12 weeks of 1 treatment a week. Although Heather has Insurance, she does not have disability. After she uses up her vacation and sick days, she won't be paid for days missed. Her out of pocket is $5600.00.  We hope to raise this money, if not more to help cover this Bill as well as anything else she may need to pay for. Heather is a single mom of 3 Children. Two are in College and one is 14, 8th grade.  The recurring bills of clothes, food, cell phone bills, sports and other day to day bills will continue to roll in..... Anything you can do to help lighten the burden is VERY appreciated and NEEDED!  Please contribute to Heather's cause......My Goal is to pay for her out of pocket and then some.  I want more than anything for her to focus on HER!! Her surgery, recovery and treatment Plan. Thank you for helping and Paying it Forward......

Donations

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  • Delissa De Leon 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Lynne Copeland 
    • $25 
    • 39 mos
  • Beverly Gadient 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Pamela & Martin OConnor 
    • $250 
    • 39 mos
  • Catherine Diggins 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laura McGrath Thomas 
Organizer
San Antonio, TX
Heather Riojas 
Beneficiary
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