HELP LORI PRAYDICK AGNEW WITH CANCER EXPENSES

Lori was first diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer in January 2016. There was no lymph node involvement, so she had 21 radiation treatments, but no chemo, and the doctors said that the chances of it recurring within 10 yrs was less than 10%. However, within two years, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and this time it had metastasized to her liver, bones (L1) and sacrum.   Lori lives near Savannah, Ga. and sought advice from oncologists in Savannah as well as Atlanta.  Traditional medical institutions were basically going to “manage” it and just kick the can down the road a little further. She was given 18-24 months to live. She researched and decided to seek treatment from a facility called Envita Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ. (https://www.envita.com
Envita specializes in late stage cancer and other chronic illnesses and treats patients according to their personal genetic profile using naturopathic as well as conventional treatment. Because it is not typical "standard of care" and is not covered by insurance, it is quite expensive for treatment. The key at Envita is that they use immunotherapy to build up the immune system so the body can fight the disease.

Lori and her husband, Bill, packed up and drove to Arizona in January 2019. She received immunotherapy, while fighting the cancer as well as getting chemo and radiation.  After 6 months of chemo, radiation, immunotherapy and eating clean, there was no sign of active cancer in her body! Praise the Lord! She and Bill drove home to Georgia, but Lori flew back each month to Phoenix to continue treatments.  All the while,  our sister Beth was also battling late stage ovarian cancer. The last 6 months of 2019 were extremely stressful, flying back and forth to AZ for treatment as well as to NJ to visit and help care for Beth, which ultimately suppressed Lori's immune system. In December 2019 her pet-scan reflected that the cancer had returned to her spine (T3, L4) and liver.  Beth passed away in mid January 2020, which was devastating to the family, especially with Lori being re-diagnosed with Stage 4 MBC once again.  She returned to Envita in Phoenix  February 3rd and has been there since. The treatment was scheduled to end March 31 and now due to the extensive complications and metastasis, it looks like she will be there at least to the end of June. She's been receiving chemo, immunotherapy and radiation on her skull, shoulder and hip, but the cancer is progressing. Her last scans showed that there were more lesions in the liver and lesions at T3, L1-L4, sacrum, rt shoulder, rt clavicle, lower rt rib,thyroid,lung and 4 spots in the skull. They need to perform special procedures to help contain and eliminate the cancer and to target the lesions in the liver and the spine directly.   

Lori and Bill are still paying their mortgage and expenses for their house in Savannah and an apartment and expenses in Arizona in addition to all the treatments.  It’s exhausting and expensive.              
Envita does not accept insurance.  All services are out of pocket and she has already paid over $300,000 in expenses. She has exhausted her resources as of now. The protocol they have proposed will be upwards of at least $75,000 additional.  I know it’s a real hard time right now with unemployment and the Coronavirus effects on the economy, but I ask you to search your heart as to what you might do to assist with her situation. Without getting the financial help she needs, she will die. We lost our Dad at 57 (lupus), Mom at 55 (cancer), Sister Debbie at 53 (cancer), and recently Sister Beth at 54 (cancer).  Lori is 57. We don't want to lose another sister! You can either donate through this GoFundMe (Lindsay Agnew Allison is Bill & Lori's daughter handling the GoFundMe) or make a donation directly to Lori via check or Venmo.  With continued treatment the prognosis looks good. 
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Kathi Praydick-Meo 
Organizer
Raised $7,085 from 51 donations
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Lindsay Agnew Allison 
Beneficiary
Lori Praydick Agnew 
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Raised $7,200 from 42 donations
Christine Adamo 
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Raised $445 from 10 donations
Elaine Adamo 
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Raised $325 from 4 donations
Bill Agnew 
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