Christine's battle with cancer has never been predictable. Her cancer isn't following the model. She has been somewhat of a medical anomaly. Her tumor marker numbers are so high they're unexplainable. For all accounts she shouldn't have done as well as she has. The Breast Cancer cells are moving around. Her bones are taking the brunt of the damage, they are weakening and slowly disintegrating.
Then 2 weeks ago a scan revealed that it has entered her brain.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
She has let go of her independence and has already moved in with her daughter. She has finally stopped working everyday so that she can rest more and devote her time to herself, her family and this new battle. Her hope is to be here to meet a new grand baby due in May.
So now my purpose for this fund: I know she doesn't want to be a burden. She has never complained about the journey she has been on. She doesn't want pity. Christine never, ever asks for help even when she needs it. That's what kind of person she is. Her support system has been the brave women with MBC that - online- share their knowledge, lift each other up, as well as mourn for those they lose.
I don't want to lose her. But I can't fix this. I can't cure this. All I can do is speak out for her today and try to make sure that the time she has is free from some monetary worries.
This fund will be used to pay for medical expenses, whatever she may need for comfort and especially for her final arrangements - which she wishes to plan now so her daughters are not left with the task or the debt. It is so difficult to write about such things and even more difficult to ask for help with such things. But it is all I can do.
Any kindness, whatever your heart moves you to offer, will be truly and deeply appreciated. Please learn about Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Because if you met my sister Christine today, you would never know.
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