This campaign is being initiated for my dear, sweet and selfless friend who is in need of financial assistance for what may be the biggest battle she's ever faced. We started off as teammates, then friends and now sisters who now share a common bond.
On March 9, the day started with a routine appointment with her hand doctor. She just recently had surgery on her hand to repair a ruptured ligament and went in for a follow up appointment. Her doctor noticed a very large spot on her arm and urged her to get it checked out. Devon told him it had been there for a while, but didn't think it was anything. At his persistent advice, she made an appointment to see another physician.
Fast forward to March 24. Devon underwent a test that would later confirm what her hand surgeon had feared - she was diagnosed with Melanoma, which is categorized as the most dangerous and aggressive forms of skin cancer. If not detected and treated early, it could be a long battle to treat, cure and recover.
As a cancer survivor myself, I understand the financial burden a diagnosis like this could bring upon not just the person afflicted, but to his/her family as well. Devon is an educator and a single mother raising her two adopted children and unfortunately this diagnosis has already taken a financial toll with testing alone. Her insurance deductible is extremely high for her small family (over $13,000). With two upcoming surgeries , along with more tests to make sure this cancer hasn't traveled to other area, it is far too much for her to bear alone.
If your resources allow, I am asking all who can to help Devon and her family during her battle against Melanoma. Cancer knows no stranger and we all know someone who has been affected by this disease or have personally fought the battle ourselves.
To know Devon is to love her. If you are unable to donate, please say a prayer for her, her kiddos and her family! Thank you and please share!
- Kristie Douglas
- Tamara Pickering
- Demarlya Watkins
- Rudolf Radna
- David & Andi Carpenter
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