Not having felt well for a couple of months, Holly had been feeling different symptoms for a while from stomach pain to fatigue to acid reflux..Her stomach pain became so intense that she was taken to an emergency clinic. The doctor there took a chest x-ray and told her that she had pneumonia. Feeling relieved she went home with antiboitics hoping for a quick recovery. The next day, the radiologist called and told her that he thought that the mass they saw in her lungs could be something besides pneumonia. He thought she might have a diaphragmatic hernia and told her that she should make an appointment with her primary care doctor to follow-up. The primary care doctor agreed with the radiologist and decided that a CT scan would help to decide how to treat the hernia. The CT scan was on Tuesday, June 10, 2014...
...On Wednesday, June 11 Holly's world was turned upside down when her doctor told her that the results of the CT scan showed that she did not have a hernia, but that she had colon cancer. Within a week of the cancer diagnosis, Holly has undergone two biopsies and multiple doctor's visits and tests. The complete diagnosis that came Friday, June 20th from the oncologist is stage 4 colon cancer that has moved to her lungs, liver, and lymph nodes.
Holly is 38 years old, married with four children ranging in age from 11-16 years old. She has spent almost half of her life as a Hair Stylist, making others look and feel great. She is a fierce advocate and supporter of her kids. Whether it is in school, sports, or dance, Holly is always there to support her kids and her husband. With the impending treatments, including chemotherapy, Holly had to quit her job. Always wanting to be a stay at home mom to her four kids, Holly had to work to help her husband pay the bills and have the money to raise their children.
From the moment her doctor told her the news, Holly has had the attitude that she will fight and overcome this cancer. On her first Instagram post after she found out, she attached the hashtag "going to kick cancers butt". Holly is a fighter! Please help Holly and her family fight this cancer and kick its butt.
The loss of Holly's income coupled with all the medical bills that are sure to be coming and nutritional supplements not covered by her insurance, the family is in need of additional help. Please help Holly and her family through this most difficult time in their lives.
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