Help Connie beat Colon Cancer

Everyone who knows Connie knows that she is kind, caring, and very hard working. Happily married for 15 years and has a loving son of the age 22 and two beautiful girls ages 11 and 4. She would do anything for her family and anyone in need, but now she needs your help.

In 2014 Connie was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer and now has been diagnosed with stage 3 Colon Cancer. It was all very unexpected. It all started because she experienced heavy bleeding from the rectum. Then her symptoms added on, such as loss of appetite, bloating, constipation and fatigue. In just 3 months she lost 16 pounds without dieting. On October 3, 2018, she made an appointment with the doctor and figured out that she has Colon Cancer. Then on October 8, 2018, is when she was diagnosed with stage 3 Colon Cancer. She is still waiting for the results for the MRI and CT Scan, that is when they will know if it spread in any other organs. She needs treatments which include chemo and radiation, which will follow with surgery to remove the tumor when it shrinks. As you know these treatments are very costly. This will affect her not being able to work and will put a lot of struggle and burden on not just her, but her husband and kids.

She is worried she won't see all three of her kids growing up. Her 4 year old is diagnosed with Level 3 Autism. She is a very happy little girl who goes through some episodes but thats common within kids who have autism. With patience and love she needs a lot of help. She is not able to use the bathroom alone, and is not potty trained. She also does not speak, so you always have to be on top of her, and sometimes it can be hard to know what she wants or how she is feeling. Especially when she wants something, you have to pay close attention or guess what it is to help her through it. Her daughter goes to speech and occupational therapy. This new found disease will now effect her being able to take her to both therapies. Which now will be difficult because her husband will have to miss work and take their daughter to both therapies. With her not being able to work and him having to take days off it will affect their financial income. Connie loves and cares for her children deeply. Her oldest is away at college and hearing this news all over again has been a nightmare for him. Her 11 year old daughter will also be affected having to experience this all over again just like when she found out at the age of 7 that her mom had Breast Cancer in 2014. She would talk less about her feelings, and she seemed more down. She tried her best to be strong for her mom but it was all very hard for her. Now having to go through all of this again will be devastating for her and the family. A mother's bond is unbreakable and her love is unconditional. It's very hard to balance it all. She wants to be there for them and help them throughout their life, and be there for her husband as well.

Please consider making a donation to help pay for all of these unexpected bills. They need your help and prayers so Connie can fight this Colon Cancer. Any donation would be greatly appreciated in helping this family.
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