Summer's Squad..FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

Well, I don't want to bore anyone so I'll try to make it as short as I can. In February 2016, I was diagnosed with neurodoctrine carcinoma, a type of cancer. I showed no signs of anything being wrong, one day I just noticed I had a pain in the middle of my chest . By the time the doctors caught it, I was already at stage 4. It had spread to my lower lungs, liver, spine, and a valve leading to my heart. I started chemo in May 2016 which showed little signs of helping diminish the tumors. I then was directed to start on a chemo pill which worked for about a month, stopping the growth of the tumors, but then quit.
The Dr's were out of ideas for treatments, but continued to try and get me on trial treatments, none of which have been approved.
Just recently I was hospitalized for 2 weeks while I had 4 different procedures done on my liver to try and get a stent to go from my liver to my stomach. My liver is covered in tumors which block all the ducts that help your liver drain bile so it doesn't get backed up again. Needless to say I am now on temporary disability from my job which means I am only receiving half my paycheck. Bills are piling up and I now find myself asking for help. Help for bills and possibly help for a treatment far away that could save my life. This is something I would never thought I would be doing. I do not have a plan for treatment, because there is no treatment for my cancer, we just have to keep trying for one that will be successful! The funds I am asking for will help cover the costs of all the trips to the ER, hospital stays, and bills at home because I can not work. Hopefully a treatment will be found soon! Love you all!!!

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  • J Garrett 
    • $250 
    • 30 mos
  • Nancy Schuhardt 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Employees at Belleville Shop N Save 
    • $120 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Deana Baker-Hollenkamp 
Organizer
Trenton, IL
Summer Baker 
Beneficiary
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