Angie Fights Back at Melanoma

We have a chance to help our friend.

In 2015, while 36 weeks pregnant, Angie discovered a mole on her back that lead to a Stage 2 Melanoma diagnosis. Several weeks later, with a one week old baby girl, Angie underwent a successful major surgery to remove the affected area and several lymph nodes (how’s that for badass?!) After three years of clean checkups Angie received devastating news that the cancer was back.

For several months Angie had progressively worsening back pain thinking she just threw her back out. After no successful treatments, a MRI revealed several masses in her back and she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. The worst of the tumors being on her sacrum, growing against that bone and fracturing her spine therefore affecting her mobility.

Angie has spent her life creating and capturing happy, joyful, and loving moments for family, friends and clients. As a small business owner who makes a living getting to the right place at the right time this has been a huge detriment.  This diagnosis has caused her to put the work that she loves on pause to focus on her healing and her family.  She is thankful to have an amazing team working for her that continue to capture amazing memories for her clients on her behalf. And in true Angie form, she is still running the ship fielding emails and calls, planning and scheduling, and editing all of those gorgeous photographs.

Angie has already undergone ten radiation treatments and is now part of a clinical trial as part two of her treatment plan. She is receiving the best care that the Siteman Cancer Center can provide.  Unfortunately, Siteman was out of network on her insurance plan in 2017, but they were the only ones to give the best treatment to Angie’s diagnosis.  As we all know, cancer treatment is incredibly expensive – in network and out of network.  And life and its associated bills continue despite a cancer diagnosis.  Her medical bills from the last three months in 2017 are equal to our goal amount alone. We hope to be able to help ease their burden of those bills and the in-network costs they will incur in 2018.

Angie is approaching this like everything in her life: head on with positivity and determination. She is a fighter and a force to be reckoned with. It must be the #Girlboss in her.

Angie is not only an amazing photographer, but a one-of-a-kind mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. We are all blessed to have Angie, Jason and Louelle in our lives.  Angie is blessed to have an amazing family and network of friends, who are pouring in hours of support, love and encouragement. We now have a chance to help them with the one thing that all that love cannot provide – the fiscal burden of this diagnosis. So we are asking for your help on behalf of this wonderful couple and their sweet little girl.  If you cannot provide a monetary donation, I know they would love your prayers and words of encouragement during this journey. 

Angie appreciates everything Siteman has done to get her better and she looks forward to supporting the research at Siteman Cancer Center and educating the public in the future when this is behind her.  She is going to beat this cancer, and we can help her do it.

Thank you for your support!
Love,

Angie’s tribe of Family and Friends

Donations ()

  • Patrick Hartman, CLU 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Melissa & Jeremy McFarland 
    • $150 
    • 9 mos
  • Cindy Herold 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • JoAnn Rogers 
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 9 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Katie 'Moro' Saeger 
Organizer
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Angela Armstrong 
Beneficiary
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