A month ago, Amy Holland was crushing 15 mile runs with 4000 ft elevation gain, preparing for her next ultramarathon, about to start training for her next season on Squaw Valley Ski Patrol, and just recently found out she was finally accepted into nursing school for the coming year.
This past Thursday, Amy collapsed while at home, and was rushed to the hospital in Truckee, where a CT scan diagnosed a mass on her brain. Amy was then immediately taken to Renown Regional Medical Center where the surgeon was able to complete a biopsy and resect the tumor.
Today, Amy received the news that her tumor is one of the most aggressive types of brain cancer- a glioblastoma, with a poor prognosis.
Already left paralyzed on the right side of her body and with significant speech difficulties, Amy has a long road to recovery ahead of her. She is headed to inpatient rehabilitation for the next several weeks to regain her strength and let her brain heal, just in time to start significant rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Although things look significantly different for Amy right now, we already know she's a crusher and powerhouse with the fiercest determination. And she's most definitely not a statistic!
Amy and her partner Steve has a lot of fighting to do over the next couple months. The medical bills for her first surgery are already piling up and it's only been a week. Soon to follow are the rehab and chemotherapy bills, household bills and rent, and no plan for her to be able to work in the foreseeable future. Join with us and help Amy fight for her Life.
All funds will go directly to pay for her initial hospital stay and surgery and anything above, to support her ongoing needs.