Lets help the Captain make the trips to treatment! All the details are below. Please share with your family and friends who have been effected by cancer!
"Captain" Karen has always placed others before herself. 2013 has been quite the year for her and 2014 will be her year of healing!! Lets help her get there!
In the early spring of 2013 Karen had a biopsy of a small suspicious area in her duodenum. The biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Test, scans, and biopsies were started to determine the extent of the disease. Her lymphoma has become the least of her worries. Scans showed a tumor on her kidney and an area of concern in her right lung.
In July 2013, was surgery to remove the tumor on her kidney. She had a partial nephrectomyand the tumor was removed.Surgery was completed and no further treatment was deemed necessary. Concern then turned to the spot on her lung. Her doctors could not agree on what it could be so Karen's team of doctors decided the best course of action would be to do surgery and biopsy/remove the tumor and possibly the lobe of her lung depending on the outcome of the biopsy.
The surgery for her lung tumor, in November, required her upper lobe of her right lung to be removed since the biopsy results came back as cancer.Two different kinds of cancer in the same tumor, small cell and non small cell. We have been told this is a very rare occurrence. The doctors are also curious that she has been diagnosed with four different kinds of cancer at the same time, another thing that is rarely seen.
Since having had the surgery in which they removed the lobe of her lung, biopsy results have come back on the lymph nodes that were removed. Doctors have agreed she must undergo a 45 day journey of chemotherapy and radiation to prevent the cancer from spreading/returning.
Karen has been so strong since she first received the news. So, here is our chance to put "Captain" first. I've come up with a way that all of her friends and family can show their support...by buying one of "Captain's Crew" T-shirts, hats, or decal. This contribution goes straight to the gas fund needed for "Captain Karen" to get back and forth from her daily chemotherapy and radiation appointments, which in some cases aretwice a day everyday! We have been told by her doctors that in 5 years, the Doctors expect to call her cured, but in the meantime, we want to help her the way she has always helped us! Please help us help her so she won't have to sweat the small stuff.
So here it, Show your support with a T-shirt, beanie, or window decal to honor our Friend,Mother, Daughter, Sister, and all around unselfish person. To help her fight her battle with cancer. Wear your gear with pride. Show your support by wearing your T-shirt or beanie and send us a picture of you sporting your Captain's Crew gear. I am doing this page because I want to show my support but also be able to update all of her family, friends, and others of how this battle is being fought During this time I will periodically be updating her page and maybe we can all come up with other ideas to help our "Captain"! We are the Crew so lets get on board!
Bob and Lynn rockin the T's in support! THANKS!
Karen with her daughters Nicole and Kristi. :)
@ the Jordan Cancer Center.
Car Sticker Decal 3.5 Inches
Mens T-Shirt - S,M,L,XL and XXL
Women's T-Shirt - S,M,L and XL
Beanie Hat - One Size Fits All
All items will be shipped to you in 7 days or less at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!
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