Ashley's cancer treatment

My sister, Ashley, is 34 years old. She is a survivor of armed domestic violence and over the past few years, has finally been able to get her life on track. She has  met a wonderful man who is now her husband, found her dream home, and been blessed with a son.

Unfortunately, however, we recently had devastating news. Ashley has been diagnosed with Stage 3, highly invasive breast cancer and does not currently have health insurance (due to circumstances outside of our control). Before her diagnosis, she and Ben (pictured) just recently got married. As a result, Ashley can no longer receive medical assistance from the state of Virginia and was supposed to be added to Ben's insurance. However, the insurance company has refused to add Ashley since the request was submitted 3 days too late. Ben's employer is trying to appeal this decision, however, the outcome is uncertain. We have also applied for Obamacare, but this process is slow, and they have not yet accepted our request. It is also not guaranteed that they will.

In the meantime, we are asking for aid so that Ashley can get treatment very soon. Since the cancer is highly invasive, there is no time to waste. We do not want to leave her 2-year old son, Eli, without a mother. I also cannot imagine a world without my sister.

We will accept help in several ways. The first is through a monetary donation to help with medical bills. The second is through suggestions for her to get insurance or financial aid for treatment. 

She will have an MRI on Friday (Oct 12) and will discuss treatment options the following week. Your initial support will go to pay for the MRI, and any additional support will help with subsequent treatment. 

Please help me to save my sister's life. She is very strong, but needs all the support we can give her to keep going. Thank you.
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Lauren Cook 
Pittsburgh, PA
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