This is our Mom's second time fighting cancer in the past 3 years. The first time she had a lumpectomy, sentinel node removed, and radiation therapy. With the exception of two weeks off after the surgeries she worked two jobs (driving an hour to radiation appointments between them!) for her entire recovery period because she couldn't afford to take the time off. This time the cancer is more aggressive and so is the treatment. She will be treated with chemotherapy, followed up with a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. The total treatment length is expected to be 6-7 months.
The goal we are looking to raise will cover 6 months of no income from one job, 6 months of heavily reduced wages from the other one, and half of her increased costs for things that are not covered by insurance (i.e.: homeopathic remedies, wigs, taxis to church if she can't drive, etc.). If we do not reach our goal she will have to continue to work to pay bills and we fear this added stress will be detrimental to her health and recovery.
We have always been our Mom's first priority and now we have a chance to show her how much we love her and appreciate everything she's done for us. By losing our hair with her we are showing our support and enabling her recovery by giving her the time off she needs to get rid of her cancer for good. Every little bit helps! If you can't donate please share this link, and if you don't feel comfortable sharing (even though you've read all the way to here!) please pray for our Mom's speedy recovery.
Rachel and Warren
- James Burton
- Linda Heitz-Catalano
- Ken and Liz Thompson
- Marlene Dutton
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