Help an ESA Kitty Survive Mammary Cancer

B'Elanna Torbico Slavik-Zinzani was adopted from a rescuer five years ago and immediately bonded closely with her Meowmy, who has multiple mental illnesses and was in desperate need of an emotional support animal (ESA). B'Elanna has been with her Meowmy through graduate school and an escape from a domestic abuse situation, and now is lucky enough to have two Meowmies (her original Meowmy married the love of her life last January). B'Elanna adores both of her Meowmies.

B'Elanna had a mammary mass removed and biopsied. It was revealed to be grade 1 mammary carcinoma. After an ultrasound to check for metastases, it came to light that B'Elanna has a large mass in her lung, which turned out to be a diaphragmatic hernia (part of her liver is in her thoracic cavity near her lungs). Her Meowmies need help to pay for her surgery to repair the hernia (and also to see an oncologist about maintenance medication for the mammary carcinoma). Additionally, the ultrasounds she had to check for metastases revealed early kidney disease, and B'Elanna now needs prescription food.

B'Elanna has a new mammary mass as of September 2020. She now needs a chain mastectomy to remove the mass and prevent the cancer from returning. The cost of the chain mastectomy will be $1,661, and the GFM's goal is $4,661 because B'Elanna may need chemo or radiation after the surgery

Please help if you can--even $1 is helpful--and share widely.


Amaranthe Zinzani
Chicago, IL

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