On this date 2005, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). It has been 9 years and I am cautiously dealing pretty well with the leukemia. That is only because I take pill form Chemotherapy everyday. And I will have to for the rest of my life. I pray everyday that my body don't start rejecting the medication. I experience side effects and symptoms everyday of my life. I fear I won't get to see my 2 sons grow up and become greater than what they are now! They both have helped me so much. Asking if I feel okay and bringing me my medication when its time. It breaks my heart that they have to worry about such things. I take Gleevec. Currently this medication is over $7,000 for a 30 day supply. I do have have health insurance but i still pay $3500 for medication each year. That does not include doctor visits to Oncology every 2-3 months and other issues that come up due to the cancer. I currently have 3 outstanding loans for this medication alone. Savings is gone. I feel like I took the freedom from my family. I do everything I can to survive this cancer. I just need help!
Finally, on this date 2007, I lost my mother. It doesn't seem like its been 7 years. I miss her more and more everyday. I could always rely on her. She would do anything for anyone.
I try to be a good, kind hearted person. But when things get hard, when I'm not sure if the money is there for my medicine and I start to stress, I get depressed. Then all of the sudden my family and friends are there to pull me through. I am grateful for all the support and love from everyone I know and everyone I don't know. God Bless you all and me. Thank you for reading my story, Amy (Holt) Pouncy.
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