My name is Donica Williams Murray and I'm asking for your help me with my fight against HER2-positive breast cancer. The picture attached was taken on October 21, 2107, just a few weeks ago on my 47th birthday. Also attached is a picture of me after being diagnosed November 15 with HER2-positive breast cancer stage 2. At first the doctors thought the mass was approximately 7 mm in size, then they realized it was actually 10 mm in size. Because of the size I was told that it may actually be at Stage 3.
Since my diagnosis I have been saturated with multiple doctors appointments every week. Oncologists, MRI's, Biopsies, breast surgeons, chemotherapy, etc. Although I have employee provided health insurance, Because I'm too sick to go to work, I have had to go on disability for now, which only pays me a percentage of my salary. I quickly learned that it would not be enough to tackle the insurmountable medical bills and co-payments that would accompany all of my medical attention needs.
To add to the heap, my husband and I recently purchased our first home we just closed on in September. We went from an all time high to a devastating all time low. The rollercoaster of emotions and stark reality have been as you can imagine, OVERWHELMING.
Between my prescriptions, doctors appointment co-pays and mounting balances for treatment, and the responsibility of maintaining a new mortgage payment, I have to accept that my husband and I simply CAN NOT do it alone.
Please consider assisting me in the fight of my life and contribute to my campaign to help me BEAT HER2 Breast Cancer!
To all my co-workers ,friends and family, thank you so much for what you have done for me so far. A special thank you to the "Crew Members at Sandy Springs" for stepping up to task and for all that you are doing, words can not express the gratitude I have for all of you, but even with all the help, I will need much more as the bills are increasing weekly.
Below is a description of what HER2-positive breast cancer does. It is a very aggressive cancer type. However, I do not plan to let it win, I WILL FIGHT and because I have an AWESOME SUPPORT CREW, NO FIGHTS ALONE!!!
Thank you and God bless you,
HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor
Epidermal growth factor receptor
The epidermal growth factor receptor is a transmembrane protein that is a receptor for members of the epidermal growth factor family of extracellular protein ligands.
2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. In about 1 of every 5 breast cancers, the cancer cells have a gene mutation that makes an excess of the HER2 protein.
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