Cassie has stage 3 breast cancer. She found the lump in October 2017.
- October: diagnosis of invasive lobular breast cancer
- November: waiting...worrying...planning
- December: surgery...healing...more worrying.
The treatment plan:
Chemo, radiation, anti-estrogen, reconstruction, ovary removal. This will all take place over the next 12 months.
The need for funds is immediate:
Regular bills + no paycheck + growing medical bills = lack of sleep and lack of ability to focus on healing. When you cannot sleep because you are worried about money, the body cannot properly heal. Let's help Cassie get some rest.
Cassie has been plagued by migraines over the past several years, requiring regular use of sick leave and PTO, resulting in only a few remaining days to take. Cassie will have multiple rounds of chemo and radiation, requiring her to take unpaid sick leave for weeks at a time.
How your generosity can help:
$5 pays for a smoothie from Smoothie King, easily the best source of nutrition when nauseated by chemo
$10 pays for a book to pass the time during treatment, Cassie loves to read
$20 pays a co-pay at one of the bazillion doctors' offices
$50 pays for gas for her mom to travel home on the weekends (she lives 3 hours away and is caring for Cassie full time)
$100 pays for lab work, the electric bill, groceries
$250 pays a medical bill for consultations, treatments, procedures, and so on
$500 pays the mortgage each month
$1000 pays for all things above and peace of mind for a very good night's sleep
Other ways to help:
Say a prayer. Send a card. Stop by to visit.
Share this on social media, via email, text, or directly ask for others to contribute. This is important. Every dollar matters.
- Miranda Sharp
- Sarah Matthews
- Mary Beth Yakle
- Anna McCracken
- Kim Osborne
Organizer and beneficiary
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