I was diagnosed February 6, 2014 with stage 2a her2 + invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. I began all of the necessary testing and now treatment immediately. I have 6 rounds of chemotherapy to endure with the last being june 9th. Once the chemotherapy has been completed, more tests, surgery and additional biopsies to ensure the disease has been eradicated. I will have to remain on the intravenous drug therapy of herceptin for a full year. Radiation may also come into play depending on the outcome of surgery and biopsies. With my diagnosis, I am on short term disability from work. Unfortunately, my company does not allow intermittent leave. Short term disability will eventually lead to long term disability where my pay will be reduced to the point of not being able to cover my living expenses. I also have a high deductible and have already received close to $5,000 in medical expenses. Any assistance you can provide will be such a blessing to me. I decided to set up this account as a secure way to donate. Any funds donated above and beyond my goal will be re donated to save the tatas and breast cancer awareness! God bless you all and thank you for your help during this fight of my life!
- Chelle Odom
- Tommy Newell and Shanna Lower