Many friends and family have asked how they can help Amara and her family during this difficult time. Amara is not inclined to ask for help for herself so we have taken it upon ourselves to ask for her. For those of you who don't know Amara, you'll have to take our word that she is one of the most genuinely amazing women to grace this earth. Her mothering is inspiring, her hugs healing, her smile intoxicating.
Amara is the type of person that is always there when you need her and ready to lend a helping hand, comforting hug, or offer problem-solving solutions, all while keeping her amazing sense of humor! She has dedicated her life to service and helping others (currently a hospice social worker) and is raising two strong-minded, independent, beautiful girls (Etta, 4 and Lucinda, 9 years old).
Amara is currently battling stage 4 Breast Cancer, that has been particularly aggressive and hard to fight. She's already gone through her first mastectomy and 18 weeks of chemotherapy. She has tolerated treatment well and still has good energy. Unfortunately, new tumors are growing which means she has entered into an even more intensive fight for her life.
She's starting another round of new chemotherapy, but her doctors have also been in full support of her seeking alternative treatments such as IV Ascorbic Acid and Artesunate. Both have been shown to have amazing results, but insurance does not cover them and the price tag is around $900 a week. As well as, seeking additional consultation and treatment advice from cancer medical and research centers, City of Hope and MD Anderson.
Amara is facing an uncertain future, a pile of medical bills, and a sweet family to take care of. She needs your help.
Please consider supporting her at this critical time. Any amount helps! If more money is collected than is needed to cover medical costs, the remainder will be given to charity or to set up a support fund for Lucinda and Etta.
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