Charlotte Rowland Breast Cancer

Charlotte Rowland is my mother, and has been battling Triple Negative Breast Cancer since January 2018. She has endured chemotherapy and bilateral mastectomy completed June 2018. The surgery found that neoadjuvant chemo had not shrunk the tumor. She is healing well from surgery, and 2 lymph nodes came back negative for cancer, however, the fact that chemotherapy was ineffective means she needs to find another form of treatment to prevent recurrence and metastasis. Triple Negative Breast Cancer is one of the most difficult to treat and has higher likelihood of recurrence and metastasis. Specialized testing at an out of network and out of state facility is needed to find a chemotherapy regimen targeted to her cancer so that she can achieve lasting remission and get back to living! You may know Charlotte, or someone who knows her. Either way you likely know she is a loving, kind, hardworking and self sacrificing woman! Everyone probably says that, but its true. She's been there for so many of us, whether as a mother, grandmother, friend or relative she is always there not only with supportive words, but with true caring that shows through her actions, even if she is having difficulties in her own life she will always give of herself to others asking nothing in return. She does not know we're starting this fund for her. As you may know her husband passed away from cancer 8 years ago, and her son and grandson live with her. Until February of this year when chemo prevented her, she was still working full time as a program facilitator at ISD 197. When FMLA ran out she had to start paying $800 a month for Cobra(health insurance), in addition to having income decreased by 1/3. She has relied on the generosity of friends to help keep up with monthly living expenses and has been very grateful for this! Going out of network and traveling to pursue effective treatment is an extra expense she is unable to shoulder alone... We don't want concerns about finances to prevent Charlotte from pursuing her cure!!!! The amount of our fundraising goal, $5,000, is approximately the amount of the yearly out of pocket max for covered services and medications at an out of network facility.  We thank you all for supporting Charlotte in any way you can, whether it be love, thoughts and prayers, or monetary donation
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Jessica Rowland 
Prior Lake, MN

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