BrandieKay's Cancer Fund

February 5th, 2016 marks the day that Brandie & her family's life was changed forever. A simple stomach bug that had lasted 3 days eventually sent her into the ER where Dr. Silkey found a large tumor in her colon that had grown from one side of the colon wall and out the other. Stage 3c. After surgery, 6 months of FULFOX chemo, genetic testing, being diagnosed with FAP, colon resection at UW w/ Dr. Foley & a few surgeries later, her oncologist at Thedacare in Wisconsin announced to her that she was "cured."

Brandie & her family attempted to regain their normal life they had before cancer hit them however, less than 6 months from being told she was "cured" the cancer came back almost the size of a basketball in her ovary. Brandie was then diagnosed as stage lV terminal cancer. After a radical hysterectomy in March 2017 to remove the tumor and all other disposable organs, a PET scan revealed a MIRACLE of no further evidence of disease. Brandie and her husband made the choice to move home (from Wisconsin back to Florida) to be closer with her family. Brandie began receiving care at Shands where she elected not to use chemo until 'active' cancer returned.
Feb 2018 during a sigmoidoscopy, cancer was found in her lower small intestines. During surgery, the surgeon was unable to complete the surgery due to the amount of cancer discovered once she had been opened. Brandie was then diagnosed with Stage lV colon cancer with metatastic peratineal cancer - which is not yet curable. Brandie & her family which include her sister, cousin, mother and husband have done their research to find all other options to prolong Brandie's time here with us on earth as she has 3 beautiful children, Jenna 12, Millie 9, and CJ 4 that she 'needs' to be here for.

Brandie continues care at Shands in Gainesville and has began a regimen of chemo treatments that consist of a IV drug Ireitican and an oral chemo pill called, Xeloda. Her insurance is not covering some of these expenses as they should in our opinion. She has also began care at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa where we hope and pray she can eventually have the CRS/HIPEC surgey that we pray can give her more time. This surgery is a 9 to 14 hours procedure and is also a very expensive surgery that will also require her to be in the hospital for weeks, possibly months. As we pray that all will go well, once she is discharged, she will have to stay in the Tampa area for a few more weeks before she will be approved to return home (4 hours away).  We are asking for any financial assistance to assist with the travel, lodging, medical costs and anything else that comes up. Brandie has been unable to work during the two chemo treatments she has been on now for almost 2 months. Her husband is working two jobs to help support her and their three children. Anything helps and is truely a blessing. 
Brandie has strived to make good use of her time since diagnosed. Colon cancer is the 2nd deadliest cancer however it is the most preventable of all. She dedicates a great deal of time spreading and sharing awareness through her story as well as education. Please visit her Facebook page 'Bumdigity' to learn more about awareness.
Please pray and if you can donate to help with the family's financial burden . 


Thank You, God Bless

Jenny Covell

Donations

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  • Sarah Stevenson 
    • $40 
    • 7 d
  • Christy Androski 
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Amber Hutchings 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 26 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 (Offline)
    • 26 d
  • Michael Flowers 
    • $25 (Offline)
    • 26 d
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Organizer

Jenny Covell 
Organizer
Madison, FL
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