A LITTLE BACK STORY for those who don't know...
While living in New York,Courtney developed a stomach pain, a stomach pain that wouldn't go away and got progressively worse. A crazy year of bad jobs and ridiculously high rent, led her back home to Boston where she finally decided to take care of this stomach pain that has now lasted for about a year. In NY she went from diagnosis to diagnosis of gas to anxiety to constipation. Finally some "formal" treatment back here in Boston led to a "final" diagnosis of what seemed to be a stomach ulcer. On April 25, 2014 she was taken to Cambridge Hospital where they discovered that her ulcer was actually a grapefruit sized tumor on her liver. She was then transferred to Beth Isreal Hospital where biopsies determined that she had a rare form of Liver Cancer which only 200 people in the world are diagnosed with and the average age of the patients is 22 and was officially diagnosed on May 1st, 2014.
On May 16th, Courtney underwent her first surgery to remove the tumor and 45% of her liver as well as her gallbladder and some surrounding lymphnodes. Due to some complications from the surgery she has had to have some additional procedures and has spent a considerable amount of time in the hospital over the past month. She will also be starting her treatments of radiation and chemotherapy soon.
Courtney during this time has not been able to work. Bills, rent and just life are starting to pile up. It's hard to battle this horrible disease stressing out about the disease itself, let alone money, so please consider making a donation to help Courtney during the following months. Any amount is much appreciated.
I know most of us out there reading this showed Courtney the love by wearing green on her surgery day, now it's time to show her the green by donating money!!!! No one at 22 should have to fight this disease nor should they have to worry about a roof over their head or when their next paycheck will come in.
We love Court!! Please share the hell out of this page and lets raise this money to help her out!
Also, if you'd like to keep up with Courtney, she runs her own blog called adayinthelifeofchut.weebly.com if you'd like to stay updated with her life, treatments, and recovery.
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