This is Valerie. She is the best kind of friend - one that makes you smile just by being around, and you know your day is going to be greater because she is in it. Val has a positivity and a humor that draws people in; a grace and a selfless love that keeps you coming back.
Valerie has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
More specifically, Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that has tested positive for Estrogen and Progesterone receptors. Those are a lot of words that basically mean Valerie has a hard fight in front of her. After a double mastectomy and lymph node removal in September, the doctors will then determine if she will need chemotherapy or radiation. She is already been told that she will be on a hormone blocking drug for the next 5-10 years. A difficult road that will change her life, her husband's life, and that of her children.
The money raised will go directly towards the many medical bills she will have and day to day living requirements from not being able to work during her recovery. If anyone would rather donate gift cards for groceries, gas, or other items, please contact me directly. #wheretheresawilsontheresaway
- Nicole Takahashi
- Devorah Phillips
- Whitney Merritt
- Julie Gerrish
- Sara Patterson
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