Help Bianca Beat Cancer!
The Bald And The Beautiful Bee!
My Life Under Construction
We the Cato/Baumann/Perez family are writing this with a very heavy heart, about our beloved family member Bianca. For at least six months, Bianca suffered from severe chest pains that mimicked a heart attack. She went into the emergency room multiple times just to be turned away, with the idea that she was just having a panic attack. All the tests came back normal, so they could not find anything wrong. But the very last time she attempted to go back to the ER for the same pain that has now escalated to such an unbearable pain level, she was told that the ER is for emergencies and not for chronic pain. They completely dismissed her. With the pain escalating, Bianca went to her Primary care providers that ordered a CT Scan with contrast. The results would come back to pull the rug from under her and break her whole world right before her eyes.
She received a phone call on March 22,2019 that said they have found an anterior mediastinal mass that is pressing on her heart, lung, and trachea. She fell to the floor screaming in tears. For 5 years she has been battling a long list of health problems and she was physically and mentally tired of trying to hold all the pieces together. She asked why God hated her so much, letting her carry the heavy load of the world on her back, while having stones being thrown at her. Awaiting diagnosis and hearing news can be the most emotionally difficult period of her entire cancer experience. After the longest 22 days of her life, waiting to hear back if the results of the biopsy confirmed whether or not if this mass was cancerous. On April 12, 2019, just 3 days before what could have been her last birthday she and her son would have shared, she found out that she had a Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (more specifically a Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma Stage 2A). Due to her having a rare cancer, the treatment plan had to be taken from a different cancer treatment plan.
Bianca is physically unable to work at this time. With Bianca not working and us missing/spending our time away from work, taking care of Bianca and her son, Jayden. It's getting to be extremely hard for all of us financially to cover our regular bills not to mention all the expenses being racked up from medical bills for things Bianca's medical insurance does not cover, like copays, medicine, trips and gas from traveling back and forth to doctors appointments and the hospital. The bills continue to flow in. We are not sure what else to do, as time and options seem to be running out. This is where we want to ask for your help in any way possible with financial assistance, prayers, or any gesture of support, like rides to appointments, help picking up medicine, etc.
Thank you in advance. Any amount contributed is appreciated greatly. Please help up spread the word by sharing this. Every prayer, every positive thought, every dollar, every gesture of support is so appreciated.
Also be on the lookout for Bianca's New Youtube channel, "The Bald and The Beautiful Bee."where she will be documenting her life with PMLBCL
Cancer is one of those life crises that can provide a new meaning and purpose in life, so Bianca and her Friend wrote a song about her cancer journey so far...
I thought that I was going to die
I was so close to giving up
Cancer had already taken from my family
I didn’t have high hopes
Angry and disbeliev’in
Deciding if it’s worth it to go through
Uphill battle, so tired of struggling through the pain
Behind a smile to hide my misery
Then my eyes were opened and I realized
I was fighting because I wanted to
To give my son a chance at life
Every bump in the road is leading to something greater
God put me on this earth for a reason
I’m ready to start a new chapter in my life
I’m not broken, just under construction
And learning what it means to be strong
I’ve been through so much now
And I’m resilient as hell
Being alone no longer scares me
and I'm bald and beautiful
Now it’s my turn to stand up for others
For those who think they can’t get through
It’s okay not to be okay, I've been there too
I'm here with you
Don't be ashamed to ask for help
- Jasen Overfield
- Luis Martinez