Davis Family Cancer & CF Relief

This beautiful woman is my friend, Amy Davis.

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Right now she’s fighting Stage 3 breast cancer and just learned that she also has thyroid cancer. During the next seven months, Amy faces chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, lymph node removal, and thyroid removal. This will be followed by radiation treatment, radioactive iodine treatment, and hormone therapy to stop the cancer from returning.

Here is Amy’s daughter, Sydney Davis

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She was born with cystic fibrosis, a progressive, incurable, genetic disease that causes a thick sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs leading to persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Eventually it will lead to respiratory failure. The mucus caused by CF also hinders the pancreas from releasing digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. Each day, Sydney takes 30 pills. Each day, Sydney gives herself several breathing treatments to help clear mucus from her lungs. Each day--while the rest of us work, go to school, or care for kids--Sydney spends several hours doing things that will allow her to breathe. In addition to the daily care, she has endured six sinus surgeries, frequent hospital stays, and has had a G-tube placed for direct nutrition.

This is Dale Davis, pictured here with the absolute loves of his life, Amy and Sydney.

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He and Amy have stood alongside and supported their daughter for 21 years as she fights cystic fibrosis. Now, Dale also stands alongside and supports Amy as she fights for her life too.

Prior to receiving her cancer diagnosis, Amy had gone back to school full time to become an occupational therapy assistant after a 20+ career in accounting. She was thrilled to be going into a field that would allow her to provide hands-on help for others. Amy graduated in August. Instead of celebrating and embarking on a new career, she began her first round of chemotherapy.

Sydney is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studies how to teach others to use art to heal and cope. She was recently hospitalized for intensive CF treatment.

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During that time, not only was her mom unable to visit due to her compromised immune system, but her beloved therapy dog had to be put down. Sydney was forced to say goodbye to her best friend of 15 years via computer.

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Dale has worked at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for over 21 years. Ever since Amy went back to school, his has been the sole income for the family. The astronomical costs of Sydney’s lifetime of healthcare, tuition, hospital stays, Amy’s extensive cancer treatment, and his own health issues are becoming insurmountable. The amount of stress this all causes is beyond unimaginable.

I am starting this GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help support the Davis family through these dark times. My hope is that by alleviating some of the financial burdens, this amazing family will be able to focus their energies on healing so that they can continue to live fulfilling, productive lives helping others.

Thank you for reading the Davis’ story. Any financial support you can give will be appreciated more than you know. I encourage you to share their GoFundMe story with your friends, family and on social media. On behalf of Amy, Dale and Sydney, I thank you.

Donations

  • Jenny Lydon 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Lisa Rainwater 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Kristine Phillips 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Jackie King 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • William/Jeannine Koch 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Elizabeth Rettig Konczal 
Organizer
Jackson, WI
Amy Davis 
Beneficiary
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