Kim Lovegrove-Miller is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Victoria Miller.
My sister might be mad at me for posting this but her and her family are in need of some help. Tori was just 25 years old and 18 weeks pregnant when she had emergency surgery to have a tumor removed from her cervix, due to a great amount of blood loss. A few days later, Tori's OB called her with her pathology report and told her that she had cervical cancer. During that particular phone call, the OB let her know that a team of doctors was being set up for her at U of M hospital and that her first appointment was that same week. Tori had to inform her work, (located in Bangor, ME) that she would not be able to return to work that following Monday due to the circumstances. Tori's work replied to her via text that they were sorry for her diagnosis but if she did not return to work the following Monday, her position would be terminated. Tori's position was indeed terminated, along with her health insurance. She attempted to find new work as soon as she could but with her being half way into her pregnancy and having just been diagnosed with cancer, it seemed as though it was too much baggage for anyone to hire her. The rest of the family and myself asked Tori to start a GoFundMe page at that point, but Tori completely resisted. During Tori's first doctor's appointment after being diagnosed, she was told that her best option was to terminate her pregnancy and begin aggressive Chemo & Radiation treatments. Tori 100% refused to terminate her pregnancy and told the doctors that she needed them to be an advocate for her baby instead of suggesting to terminate. The U of M cancer board reviewed Tori's case and a week later they had a new treatment plan set up. At 22 weeks pregnant, Tori started Chemotherapy. At 33 weeks pregnant, Tori had a six-hour surgery that included a C-section and a radical hysterectomy. Tori spent 19 days in the NICU and today, her and her fiancé have a beautiful 15 month old daughter. After follow up appointments and tests, Tori had a scan that seemed to show masses in her lungs. After a few more scans, the scare was simply a false alarm and Tori's lungs were okay. A few weeks later, it was found that Tori had six lumps in her breasts. Tori is now scheduled for a double mastectomy in 2 months at U of M hospital. Tori has to do all of this in Michigan while her fiancé, John, is finishing up school in Bangor, Maine. Tori is being torn apart from him for months and he shouldn't have to be away from Tori or their daughter during this time but they are given no other choice. Tori feels like she is a burden on us but she is the complete opposite. We love her so much and will do anything for her. She has no source of income right now as she has to go through all of these surgeries and John is attending school. These donations will help Tori with medical bills, travel costs from Maine to Michigan, living expenses, and feeding her daughter. She may get mad that I posted this but she needs to realize that sometimes, people need to ask for help. If you do not have the means to donate any money, that is okay but please send some prayers her way to help in these hard times. It has felt like the bad news never stops for her, anything you can do is much appreciated. I know Tori would appreciate it too. Thank you so much.