aka Dallas & Taffy ~
Dallas feels so blessed to have lived in the most beautiful places in the world ~
Born & raised in the Pacific Northwest, where she was nicknamed Taffy by her brother, Mike. She then moved to the enchanted islands of Hawaii where she lived for over 20 yrs. Following some horrific financial losses, her next adventure was a move to Scottsdale, AZ.
Things didn't improve too much career wise, but she fell in love with the gorgeous Sonoran desert. Who doesn't right !!??
From 2009 ~ 2013 she lived in Santa Fe, NM where things didn't turn out so great ... so she returned to AZ last year.
Upon leaving NM, she wasn't in great health, but no one could pinpoint what was wrong. Finally, after a trip to Urgent Care in May & a month of testing, on June 16th she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with a less than 20% chance of survival, to which she said, " Bring it on !! I can beat this !! "
On June 18th, she was rushed into emergency surgery where they removed a malignant tumor the size of a tennis ball that was encroaching on the sigmoid colon. The colon was resected and a few feet of intestines removed along with 15 lymph nodes, 20 - some smaller tumors and the entire large omentum.
This left them with a view of the cancer that had metastasized to the entire abdominal cavity and another 100 or so tumors. Things did not look good.
In just 2 weeks she had recovered from surgery enough to begin very aggressive chemo. She's just over half - way thru the chemo plan and received the news on Oct 6th, that the cancer is almost 80% GONE !!!
Getting to this miraculous point has meant chemo appointments, pump flushes, lab work 2x a week, 2 hospitalizations, major surgery, 3 specialists, and bills, bills, bills.
Since, she is unable to work now, Dallas's only source of income is her social security check which barely covers living expenses.
The hardest part is all the cash outlay for the co-pays with every visit.
Dallas really needs some h elp with the co-pays immediately and then all the bills that will come at the end when she " WINS " this battle !!
Would you be so kind as to help in any way you can. Your monetary donations would be greatly appreciated and in lieu of that she would feel greatly blessed to be in your prayers.
- Allison Russell
- Emily Ross
- Scott Robinson
- Barbarah Pacholuk Ramsey
- Pam Callahan
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