Beautiful Becky's Cancer Fund

Greetings everyone! My name is Ben Sinclair and I have been married to a wonderful soul for 19 years, Becky Sinclair. Recently, we were informed that she has thyroid cancer. I must confess that I was hesitant in starting a fund raiser as it is hard for me to ask for help, but my wife is the type of person that makes me and anyone else that she is around a better person. I can, and I will put aside my faults and weaknesses to help make this trying time as easy as possible for her. This fund raiser will be to help with the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and other associated expenses. We have health insurance but hitting your deductible in less than 2 months and with insurance only covering 80% of the remaining costs, we are facing a challenge. 

     For those of you that know us personally and/or that follow us on social media, you are aware that we recently purchased our 1st home after 19 years of struggling with debt and trying to find our place in this world. We exhausted our savings with the expenses associated with buying a new home and having to miss work at our new jobs due to this new adventure will make things more difficult. The last thing I need her to worry about is bills. I need her to focus on healing.

Here is the story of how Becky’s cancer journey started.

     About a year or so ago, Becky noticed that she was experiencing excess fatigue, joint pain, migraines, weight gain and other symptoms that led her to speak with her Doctor in Nebraska at that time. This physician put her on thyroid medication after having a series of labs performed. We were informed that it looked like her thyroid was “a little off.” We took the diagnosis at face value and Becky took the medications as instructed and her symptoms improved slightly. If only we would have asked for further testing such as an ultrasound of the thyroid then we may have caught this issue earlier than we did, but hindsight is 20/20 they say.

      We recently relocated to Georgia where upon arriving, Becky went in to establish care with a new Primary Care Doctor. During the conversation, she brought up that she did not feel as though her thyroid medicine was working as well as it once did. Becky and her new Doctor discussed her symptoms of daytime sleepiness, swelling in her legs and feet, fatigue, and weight gain when dieting. The doctor asked Becky what her last thyroid ultrasound had indicated. Becky informed her that she had never had an ultrasound of her thyroid before. This is when the doctor informed Becky that no one should be put on thyroid medicine without first having an ultrasound.  The doctor decided to order the ultrasound and several lab tests. With the ultrasound we were informed that there were several nodules on Becky’s thyroid and that they would need to be biopsied by an Endocrinologist. A biopsy of the mass was conducted and we were given the news that Becky had a Stage 1 Papillary Carcinoma that indicates that part, if not all, of Becky’s thyroid would need to be removed.

     We then were referred to a Surgical Oncologist that specializes in ear, nose and throat. This doctor decided to order another ultrasound of the thyroid to include the lymph nodes that are located in the neck. Following the ultrasound, the doctor explained that the radiologist suspected that some of lymph nodes did look out of the ordinary and the doctor would need to look at the suspect lymph nodes during surgery and determine if they may need to be removed.

     Fast forward 1 week and Becky and I are sitting in pre-op waiting for her to go into surgery. I like to believe that I am a tough fella who does not like to show my feelings, but when you see your one and only laying there waiting to go under the knife with a look of uncertainty on her face… it just broke me. I live with mild chronic pain everyday due to my foot and ankle injuries from training in the military and it can make getting around difficult, but at that moment, I would have taken all her pain on myself 100 times over. Unfortunately, we are not built that way.

     Becky was in surgery and recovery for 4 to 5 hours before I could go and see her. She was loopy from the pain medicine, but I could tell that she was in tremendous pain even still. We get to the room and get settled in. Becky tries to rest as I do right by her side, but constant pain and the need to use the bathroom every hour keeps her awake. With each groan and call for “Baby,” I am on my feet to help her, hold her, to do what I can do for her, but her focus is not on her pain, but on mine. With everything that she is going through, she is more concerned with making sure that I am not in pain and that I am getting sleep. For those that know her, you know that is who she is and how she cares for others, unselfishly. We don’t know what comes next as far as treatment. The doctor has given us the “good prognosis” assurance, but until the full tissue analysis comes back in 7 days, we do not know if she will have to have further treatments of radioactive iodine or any other procedures.

     Becky believes in me more than anyone else no matter how many different directions I go in this life. Aside from Jesus Christ, she is the one constant in my life and I owe her for making me a better person and a better man. The least I can do is try to take away the only burden of this ordeal that I can control, and that is the financial stress. If you can help me in this effort, thank you. If not, all I ask for is a prayer for her healing and well being. Thanks.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 11 mos
  • Mike & Marty Edwards 
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 20 mos
  • Rebecca Bly 
    • $100 
    • 20 mos
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Organizer

Ben Sinclair 
Organizer
Carrollton, GA
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