My niece Brandi Kilbel just found out 2 weeks ago that she has breast cancer. This week she found out that it's stage 3 and it's a triple negative which means it is rapidly growing.
She is married to my nephew Michael. Between them they have 6 children. She is a fantastic step-mom to Mikeys 4 boys. They all call her Mom Brandi and love her so much.
For the past year and a half they have been saving up for a cruise to the bahamas. They finally had enough money to go. One week before they left, Brandi noticed a huge growth that seem to show up over night. She was informed 2 days before the cruise that it was cancer. The Doctor advised that they go ahead on the cruise and they would attack this when they got back 7 days later.The hurricane trapped Mikey and Brandi in the Gulf. They were stranded and unable to get back to Miami to come home for 4 days.
They finally got home and tests were ready to go and the tests confirmed it to be much worse than thought. The mass has tripled in size and Brandi is scheduled to start chemo, very aggresive chemo next Thursday.
Getting back a week later from their trip meant a week of pay loss for Mikey and for her. She will have very limited time to work after the chemo starts.
I would very much like to try to help them to get by financially while she battles this horrible disease. Her children need her so badly as we all do. She is a wonderful person and a fantastic mom.
These are not well to do people. They do not have any healthcare, but fortunately she believes the cancer society and other foundations will pay most of her medical, at least we are hoping. But just the other hardship of being so behind on all of their bills now and her not being able to work like she was.
I'm afraid of the stress she is under by not having an income and all the bills piling up is not good for her, so I was hoping something like this gofundme group may have people out there that are willing to help her. She really needs it. And if you are not able to help by donating, please keep her in your prayers. She needs that more than anything!