Hello, friends, family, and supporters. My name is Mandy, and I am writing to you today on behalf of my best friend, Tasha, and her family. Tasha is facing an overwhelming health challenge: a recurring Desmoid Tumor and a recent diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. We are reaching out to you in desperate need of your help to fund a life-saving treatment plan.
Tasha's journey with health difficulties began in 2001 when she was diagnosed with a Desmoid Tumor in her right chest wall and ribs. Despite the tumor being inoperable and its challenging location, the oncologist team managed to shrink it to just 1 mm through radiation treatment. However, the potential side effects of the treatment raised concerns about her ability to have children. Against all odds, Tasha is now happily married and blessed with three wonderful boys, aged 14, 12, and 10, who have brought immeasurable joy to her life. Their presence is a testament to Tasha's unyielding faith in God, who has been her guiding light throughout this journey.
In 2015, the desmoid tumor resurfaced and began to slowly grow. While monitoring the desmoid tumors, the Drs found four tumors in Tasha's breast, which have been diagnosed as high-grade carcinoma consistent with invasive ductal carcinoma in her right breast. In layperson's terms, Tasha has advanced-stage breast cancer. Given the location and history of Tasha's desmoid tumor, surgery is not an option as the Drs fear it will instigate rapid growth of the desmoid tumor.
However, there is hope. Tasha has sought out a medical facility called Envita that offers a specialized treatment plan which does not require surgery. This treatment plan holds promise for both the recurring desmoid tumor and the invasive breast cancer.
The medical fees, travel expenses, and necessary accommodations associated with receiving treatment at Envita amount to an estimated total of $250,000 can. This substantial financial burden poses significant challenges for Tasha and her family during an already difficult time.
Today, I humbly ask for your support and generosity. Your donations will directly contribute to covering the cost of Tasha's life-saving treatment, providing her with hope and the opportunity for a brighter future. Every contribution, regardless of size, will make an enormous impact and bring her one step closer to regaining her health. We firmly believe that with your support and God's grace, Tasha can overcome these adversities and embark on a path to healing.
I want to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible sacrifices made by Tasha's husband, Rob. For over three years, he has dedicated himself to starting a new business, pouring his heart and soul into making it successful. During this time, he has not collected a regular paycheck, prioritizing their family's future over immediate financial gain. Additionally, Tasha and her husband have used their life savings to make ends meet, exhausting their resources to ensure they can navigate this challenging period.
If you can contribute to Tasha's cause, we will be forever grateful for your kindness. If you feel compelled to share this campaign with your friends, family, and social networks, we would be so appreciative. Together we can create a network of support and compassion, amplifying our impact and helping Tasha access the treatment she desperately needs.
Thank you for your compassion and generosity, and for standing by Tasha's side as she navigates this challenging journey. Your support means the world to her and her family.
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