Sheila Foglia is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Yanelly Orellana.
Hola everyone! My name is Yanelly Orellana and this is my story. What has transpired over this past month is something I could have never imagined, something I would never wish upon anyone. On November 22nd, 2017 at 11:26 AM, I received the news I had been dreading for the past week, a result I knew was coming but was too afraid to admit to myself as a possibility, I was diagnosed with metastatic stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) or better known as breast cancer. But this not just any old breast cancer, I was triple negative on the biopsy, typically the most aggressive kind. To say I was shocked is an understatement. “How could this happen?”, I would ask myself. “ I am only 27, I have no family history of not only breast cancer but cancer in general”. Surely this must be a joke, a nightmare I can’t seem to wake up from. Unfortunately, it is indeed real. Reality began to settle in, but there was still so much unknown, “who do I see? How am I going to like my doctor?” but what wasn’t ever a question, “am I going to survive?”, With the power of Christ, I knew that I was going to be in good hands, I was going to be a cancer survivor, I was going to thrive. After several weeks of appointments with specialists, with my treatment plan changing what seemed like daily, appears to be finalized. God willing, I will be undergoing my first of eight rounds of chemotherapy on December 14th. 2017, followed by a double mastectomy in late April or early May, after which I will have thirty rounds of radiation to kill any remaining cancer cells within the body. Unfortunately, this premium health care comes with a significant cost. If you can spare something, anything at all, it would be greatly appreciated. I want to first thank you all for your generous support through these difficult times ahead. God bless.