Leiomyosarcoma Fighter

This past December our mother Amy Odom was diagnosis with Leiomyosarcoma is a rare form of cancer. LMS is rare, affecting only 6 in 1 million women but is highly aggressive and likely to metastasize to infect other areas of the body, including the lungs. In December our mother had surgery to remove that cancer; she was in the hospital for 3 weeks and out of work for 2 months. He said that it would almost assuredly return.

His diagnosis unfortunately was correct, 6 months later the cancer has returned. It is currently in both lungs and throughout the stomach area and is at Stage 4. Our mother is great pain and at this point I don’t know what to do. We cry because no one likes to see their mother in pain and sick.

The doctor said that Chemo therapy will slow down the process, however a timeline has not been given. The doctor stated that eventually the cancer will take over my mother’s life. We are trying to be strong for my mother and at this point I need help. At this point my mother has used all of her ETO and FMLA from her job Gulfside Hospice. And, as you can imagine the medical expenses are piling up and we’ve become behind on living expenses. Our mother is fighting to get up and go to work throughout all of this.

When I tell people my mom’s story, the same question continuously comes up. What can I do to help? Anyone who knows me and my sister know that we don’t like help and we are very independent. We avoid asking people for help, we try to do it all by ourselves. We’ve gone months without asking but at this time we need help. So if you are one of those people who are looking for a way to help, we know it feels impersonal, but financial contributions are what would be of the greatest impact for my family right now. We are asking everyone to please give what you can, nothing is too small. It all adds up.


May God Bless each one of you for your support!

Xoxo  Jazmin, Whitley & Amy Odom


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Amy Odom 
Lakeland, FL
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