In June 2019, Heather’s worst nightmare came true when she was given the heartbreaking news that after 4 years in remission, she had relapsed with the blood cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was told by doctors that the treatment plan will include aggressive chemotherapy with probable Stem Cell Transplant which will require multiple weeks in the hospital. After consulting with Upstate Medical Center doctors, Heather has chosen to put treatment on hold until she makes sure her lifelong dream of being a mom can be preserved. Heather is currently undergoing fertility treatments in Albany, NY for preservation while obtaining second opinions for treatment across NY State. Treatment is expected to begin once fertility preservation is completed.
Currently, Heather needs financial help with fertility costs, transportation to treatment facilities, medical expenses (medications and possible hospital stays), and possible lodging during treatments. Any contribution great or small is greatly appreciated by Heather and her family!
On behalf of Heather, and her family and friends, I want to thank you for your support during this difficult time.
Additional ways you can support Heather:
• Send a card or Facebook message with positive words
• Post your #cancerdancer video to Heather’s Facebook wall or offer to make a video with her!
• If you live in Bainbridge, NY or the surrounding community you can donate your bottles and cans to the Redemption Depot in Heather's name.
• Walk, run, volunteer, or cheer on the participants at the Bainbridge Glow Run/ Walk on September 14th, 2019. For more information, please visit: www.bainbridgeglowrun.com
You can follow Heather’s journey on http://caringbridge.org/visit/heatherbucalos.
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