Amanda's Story

At 35 years old most women are worried about the possibility of going grey, wondering if their stretch marks are going to show when they put on a bathing suit for the summer, or if they should try out that new wrinkle cream their friend just recommended.  Unfortunately Amanda’s story is a little different. 

In December of 2014 Amanda was blessed with her second child, a little baby girl.  Little did she know that her amazing daughter not only completed her family they way she always wanted, but also saved her life.  At Amanda’s six-week check up she had her doctor check a lump that she had found.  Shortly after Amanda was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, in February 2015.  In the weeks following her diagnosis she was not only dealing with the expected stresses of one doctor appointment after another to work on her cancer treatment plan, she has also been spending her time at home taking care of her beautiful 8 weeks old baby girl and her adorable 2 year old son.  As if going through the stresses of having a newborn, a 2 year old, and having to worry about going back to work wasn’t hard enough.  About a week before she was to start her first round of chemo her husband was let go from his current job.  In true Amanda spirit she kept moving on, hoping and having faith that something better would come along for him, but as the saying goes, “when it rains it pours”.  Around the same time that she started her first round of chemo her daughter was diagnosed with RSV.  Both her and her husband kept a close eye on their daughter but eventually they had to bring her to the ER.  She was admitted and kept in the hospital for a couple of days.  Thankfully she is now doing better and is back at home. 

Throughout all of this Amanda has never asked for anything more than prayers and good vibes to be sent her way.  She is never one to post a lot of her personal life online and very rarely, if ever, will actually ask for help.  Though in her own words, “she hopes by sharing my story someone else will get checked and saved. Please check your boobies! Make your moms and sisters and girlfriends and wives check theirs too!”

Amanda has a long year ahead of her and though we all know she is a fighter and will make it through this, we started this page to offer a place for people to help her if they chose to.  I know a lot of us wished we were closer to her to help in some way.  Since we aren’t there maybe we can donate to her instead, in hopes that we can alleviate some of her current stress in regards to money and let her focus on more important things like her health and her family.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $5,000 
    • 55 mos
  • Carole Scripture 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
  • Marissa Vickers-Lovatto 
    • $25 
    • 60 mos
  • Amber Charnisky-Schroeter 
    • $25 
    • 60 mos
  • Katie Earl 
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
See all

Organizer

Adrienne Digles Maynard 
Organizer
Scott City, MO
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