My Breast Cancer Struggles Continue
Fast forward to today, and even though I’m cancer-free, my struggles continue. My double mastectomy left me in dire need of reconstructive surgery. Any woman who takes pride in being a woman understands how much we value our breasts. Our breasts are physical indications of our womanhood. To be stripped of them, is an emotional battle that leaves a woman almost speechless.
The costs of breast reconstructive surgeries are astronomical. Even with medical insurance, the annual deductibles and out of pocket expenses are unaffordable for a teacher. Not to mention, my health insurance company discontinued the plan level I used to have. AND, they doubled my deductible and out of pocket expenses.
Why I Need Your Help
My annual deductibles and other expenses for the year are estimated at $8,000. Deductibles restart every September, which means anything I into it up to restarting, won’t matter at that point
• total of 13 Major & Minor Surgeries from May of 2012 with the last one in March of 2015
• The next minor procedure will be the tattooing for areola.
I will have oncology visits over the next few years!
The medical bills continue to compile. I pay what I can. Thanks for the donations so far!
Help a Teacher Continue Her Breast Cancer Journey
Even though I don’t make much as a school teacher, I would give up my job for the world. I love teaching. It’s one of the true passions in my life. Once again, I’m not begging. I simply need your help.
Please do what you can to help a teacher through her breast cancer journey. Here are some things you can do to help me continue my breast cancer journey:
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Charolette Anderson Smith
Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Loved One and Breast Cancer Survivor
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