Stand by Maria

I am Danielle Kurtze, Maria D'Andrea is my Aunt I call her Aunt Ree Ree. Maria was doing a routine check in August 2017 and found a lump on her left breast. She went to the doctors and was recommended to have a mammogram and ultrasound. Both doctors found a tumor on the left breast. On September 10th she went in for a biopsy and on September 20th she found out that the lump tested positive for Cancer. It is called Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma with Lobular Features Stage 2. My heart dropped. I asked what was the next step and she told me she was scheduled for surgery October 18th. Her doctor went over options of a Lumpectomy and Mastectomy. She was told that she would need radiation treatments. She was however waiting for results from one more test that would determine if she would have Chemo as well. The results from that test came a few days later and confirmed positive and would now need Chemo for at least 12 weeks. She will also have a port put in her chest to receive her medications for the next year.  The funds she would receive will allow her husband to take off work to take her to her treatments as all of our family is not close enough to help since she lives in Kansas and I am in Colorado and her siblings are in Florida. He will not receive time off with pay. So, this money is to help them with bills and to help cover cost during the treatments. I greatly appreciate the support we have already received. I will be posting as often as I can to keep everyone updated on surgery and treatments. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Cynthia Petersen 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Terry Weil 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 33 mos
  • Noel "Athena" Allpress 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Danielle M. Kurtze 
Organizer
Colorado Springs, CO
Maria D'Andrea 
Beneficiary
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