In August, Amber started experiencing abdominal pain. She had been to multiple doctors and they assumed it was IBS and Amber went on a strict diet. Amber then started experiencing "allergies", which she never had before but with the move, we thought it could be possible. As symptoms got worse, she saw a ENT who put her on multiple prescriptions to clear what we thought was an infection. After a month she wasn't feeling any relief. The ENT found 100% blockage in her left sinuses and decided surgery was the only option. This then led them to finding Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma in the tumor they removed. With all the Doctors visits Amber has been to in the last 6 months, she has already accumulated a lot of medical debt. The type of Lymphoma Amber has is rare and requires aggressive chemotherapy and radiation which will put her out of work for awhile.
Amber is in great spirits! She is such a strong, creative and kind person. She should be worrying about college and other normal things 19 year olds do, not cancer. I don't want her worried about debt, I want her main focus to be on kicking cancers butt!
I appreciate all the love, prayers and kind words we have already received. Thank you all so much!
- Steve Derby
- Tiffany Doyle
- Gina Carlson
- J S
Organizer and beneficiary
Lisa Fink Hill