The Lance Family Fight!

In March 2012, Cindy Lance was diagnosed with stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma. This is a very rare, highly aggressive and often fatal cancer of the bile ducts within the liver. 95% of people who have this horrible cancer, die within the first year of initial diagnosis. By the 5th year, it jumps to 99%. This cancer is typically seen in men that are in their 60's. Her doctors believe that Cindy may have contracted this incredibly aggressive form of cancer as she was serving in the US Air Force while deployed in Saudi Arabia, due to the unsatisfactory conditions and unsanitary food preparations. However, because there is no way to actually prove that she contracted this disease while serving in the Middle East, the Veterans Affairs will not qualify her for the V.A. benefits that could really help her family financially. In July 2014, during a bowel obstruction surgery, doctors found that her cancer metastasized in her intestines. Cindy has gone through countless surgeries, as well as intense chemo therapy sessions, needing a mile long list of prescriptions, depleting their personal and extended family savings accounts, state disability and community support. Cindy is considered terminally ill by all of her physicians…but don’t tell her that because she’ll prove you wrong!

Cindy and her husband of 18 years, Jim, were told that she only had 3-5 months to live and was to get their affairs in order. That was 2.5 years ago! Thankfully she defying the odds stated above and found a doctor that was willing to fight just as hard as she does! Cindy is a resilient fighter that is very strong in her faith! Defeat is not even in her vocabulary! She holds on to the future, wishing for simple pleasures in life, like watching their 2 children grow up, Amanda (8) and Landon (4), laughing at Jim’s silly jokes and getting back to work. She is an inspiration to everyone who is blessed enough to be a part of her life!

After serving our country in the US Air Force for four years, Cindy became a registered ultrasound technician, which she has been doing for 12 years now. In February of 2011 she began working at Children's Hospital Central California, in Madera, California, her dream job! Due to her illness, Jim, who also served in the US Air Force, has been the sole day-to-day caregiver to Cindy, Amanda and Landon. Therefore they do not have any incoming funds for the basics of rent, utilities, groceries, gas, PLUS the outstanding medical bills that are piling up!

Many people, coast to coast, have stepped forward wanting to help in some way. At this time, the Lance family needs a lot of prayers and monetary donations so they can continue to receive the medical coverage that she currently has. Together we can help fight for Cindy’s health.

If you are blessed enough to donate, no matter how big or small, the Lance family will be overwhelmed with gratitude and the contribution will be put to good use!

We will keep you updated on Cindy’s progress as she kicks cancer’s butt!


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