Everyone one needs help sometimes, and that includes me. It ok, to let people help who can, and who want help, help. At this moment my daughter and I can use all the help we can get.
I was diagnosed with Cancer, I was working two part time job, and going to school full time while being a full-time Mom to beautiful 4-year-old daughter when diagnosed with Stage 3C ER/PR + HER - + Breast Cancer in September 2016.
I underwent mastectomy, my tumor that was taken out was 7.5cm, and cancer spread to 11 of 12 nodes that were taken out. Only took four months for my tumor to grow and eat away most of my left breast and 11 of 12 lymph nodes in my arm. Becuase of the surgery, nerves in my chest and arm were damaged. I lost half feeling and strength in my left arm and chest. I have not gained the feeling back, and I have chronic nerve pain. The Surgeon and Oncologist told me it might never go away.
The Cancer Treatment and medications have caused an enormous impact on my quilt of life. The financial cost has added tremendous stress and debt load to my family and me. My mom has taken on this role and is paying for a lot of medical expenses. She has said whatever it takes to get me healthier and doesn't care about the cost. I worked part time through chemo and other treatment so that I could keep my family head above water. Many of my family and friends were amazed that I was still working and fighting at the same time. Honestly, some days were a blur and didn't even know who I got out of bed. Now, the situation is all this hasn't helped with resting, healing or my treatment. My physician has decided that its time for break and restricted me from working for now.
The fund's donated will help pay for medication, vitamins, hospital parking fees pass, physiotherapy, pain therapy, never blocker medications, expenses, that are not covered by Ontario Government. So that will give me a better chance of this fight my cancer and be here for my daughter. I also will use the money for to have the much need help around the house with my daughter, house chores, and cleaning. The regular day to day things that are challenging task that either I can't do or have had a fall to the bottom of the list because can't manage physical to do them right now.
It has been one-year since I was diagnosed with this mad disease. The has been a never end list of doctors , specilists , appointment, care staff, tests, treatments and more.
I was happy and thinking only 3 more months of ago treatments will be wrapping up and be free of this diseases, and I will only have to do my check ups and medication for next five years. I had CT and MRI, and blood test. Unfortunately, this is not the case. I was referred to Neurologist. She is starting me on never blocker, meds for anti convulsion meds. She could not rule out cancer spreading. I have to have a spinal tap, biopsy, more MRI, and test for my eyes and brain, metastases could not be ruled out by CT or MRI, and the mass in the black of my head on the left in the cerebellum is the problem. Still, have hope and praying by the new year will have some answers and good news for onces.
If you can't donate, please pray for me, and I ask if you can make a paper crane for my wish bag. A dear friend of mine gave me a bag and card. The card said that if you make 1000 paper cranes, your wish come true. I want more than anything for my wish for my health to return and be able to be the mother my daughter needs. There are 890 cranes more to go until I will have my wish.
I am looking to raise the rest of the funds for over the next few month to help with my recovery from surgery, physiotherapy, treatments and up coming holidays.
Thank-you for your time and support,
Love, peace, and strength.
Julie Anne Pavel
- Ann Winfield
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