Stage 4 Breast Cancer MOM

In September, 2009 I became pregnant with my daughter, Sofia.  When 6 months pregnant, I noticed a small lump in my breast but both my doctor and Ob Gyn told me it was likely just milk ducts and not to worry.  I was 31 at the time.

After Sofia was born, the lump was forgotten, until almost 2 years ago on Feb 19, 2011 when I started experiencing extreme abdominal pain and nausea in the night.  It appeared to be a gallbladder infection.  It didn't take too long before the pain was so great that an ultrasound was done.  Not a gallbladder infection - when all was said and done,  I was  told that I have stage 4 breast cancer, with lesions on my liver and mets all over my bones. 

Chemo was begun in Mar, 2011 and it has been up and down since then with various drugs, some helping more than others.  In September of this year I was hospitalized for a week and had to stop working.

There was no cure with this terminal illness, just treatment to prolong my life as long as possible.  I was told with this terminal illness I would be around 2-5 yrs the least....with 2 kids to raise, Sofia is almost 3 and my adopted son just turned 1 yr old, I  need to be around for as long as possible to be with them.

Currently,  I am going for alternative treatment, having high dose Vit C IV's twice a week as well as taking mistletoe injections and supplements to boost my immune system.  I believe this is helping me keep the tumors at bay for as long as possible.   The cost of these treatments is between $500-$600 a week, and need about $2,000 a month.  I have been having this alternative treatment since 2011 but can't keep it due to the cost and  I am running out of money to support it.I had to stop  in 2012 and since then there has been non stop chemo treatment and progression on my tumor. 

 I appreciate it  if you can help me in any way you can, if you have any extra cash to help me in my fight for my life.    It is my hope that friends, family and people with good heart will be able to help me prolong my life.  

The amount I have chosen will help me with my treatments for one year.

 Thank you for taking the time to read my story. If you have any further questions or would like to send the money directly to me you can do so at [email redacted]

Thank You for my family and friends who already donated!  I appreciate it with all my heart....

Thank you and God Bless,
Jenifer Chavez

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