As of today, she just experienced a recurrence and has begun a new weekly chemotherapy treatment. She completed her second round of the new chemo treatment this past week. Well that also means that with Keneshie already completing a year of treatment during this past fiscal year that she now has new bills associated with the new chemo treatment. That means that as a new fiscal year begins so do the new "hefty" out of pocket deductibles begin again in order for the treatments, co-pays and lab work to be covered @100%.
Along, with the financial and physical exhaustion of treating this deadly disease, Keneshie continues to maintain a full-time job. She is the mother of a 13-year-old daughter, Malaika and Kaya, a 21-year-old full-time culinary college student.
Keneshie’s personal journey/battle with cancer in her own words:
“About three weeks prior to my diagnosis, I was sharing with a co-worker that I was not feeling like myself. At the time, I was feeling very bloated and I could barely eat an entire meal. If you know me, then you know I enjoy eating very much. I’ve always been a small woman however, it was clear that my body and my appetite were changing.
Within a few weeks I noticed a bulge in my stomach. I had barely noticed it due to the fact I was basking in my new larger jean size. I figured a larger belly came with the territory. But things got urgent when I noticed later in the week the bulge had enlarged. At that time, I felt a hard lump in my uterine/stomach area. This was the turning point for me and I decided to do something immediately. The next morning, I woke up, had my
coffee and a banana then drove myself to the doctor. Little did I know that on that day, Aug 2, 2019, that life as I knew it would change forever.
I completed my first round of chemotherapy on September 20. 2019. Since then, it has been an uphill battle for me. And yes, I am very scared at times. Mostly, what frightens me is the thought of leaving my daughters without their mother. And for this reason, I have no other choice than to fight Cancer just as hard as it is trying to fight me. But more than being scared, I am very encouraged in knowing that the Creator is going to bring me through this with the victory.
Team Blackberry ask that you donate from your heart. If you are unable to donate please keep Keneshie, Kaya and Malaika Morrison lifted in prayer. Please don’t hesitate to share her story also. Team Blackberry thanks you for showing interest in her battle. This disease is very aggressive and she has been swift in her actions to defeat it. Thank you and may God bless you.”
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