Help Denice Conquer Cancer!

44157618_1576664106316473_r.jpeg44157618_1576664266400068_r.jpeg44157618_1576664407693597_r.jpegDenice is a trooper! Not to mention, she’s one of the kindest, most loyal, and fun-loving people you could ever have the privilege to know!!! With her faith set on God’s goodness, She intends to beat cancer,  and we’re looking forward to having our Mom around many long years from now!!!!

 This November, She was diagnosed with a rare form of squamous vaginal cancer that was later discovered to be growing rapidly. Her treatment will include surgery, chemo, and radiation, followed by close monitoring.
On December 17th, Denice underwent surgery to remove the majority of the tumor, and many prayers were answered as she was able to come out of the surgery with both her bladder and colon intact. (There was a chance that the cancer could have been affecting one or both of those areas requiring their removal.) And her lymph nodes were also left as they did not seem to be affected either! (They were originally scheduled to be removed.) what remains of the tumor will be targeted with chemo and then radiation. Her treatment schedule will begin based on how rapidly she improves after surgery, but will likely begin sometime in the next few weeks following the surgery. If the radiation is successful then further surgeries would not be required.

Healing and recovery will require her to be extremely limited in what she can do physically. For the first 8 weeks she will be unable to lift anything over 5 pounds. This makes many things difficult!! Keith is a willing “nurse”, but Denice is likely to require a good deal of assistance post-op and throughout the treatment course.

So, I’m asking help of family and friends with this simple thing- that we do what we can to help lighten the burden of this couple as they fight this battle together!!!! 

Specifically, we can help support her healing by helping lift the financial burden that goes along with beating cancer! I’m inviting you to assist with covering medical expenses, gas to and from treatments, “take out” meals, groceries, etc.

Also, if you’re a friend or family and would be able to support Denice and Keith by providing a meal for them, I’ve set up a meal train to get them through the upcoming weeks of her treatment!!
Meal Train for Denice & Keith Henshaw 

This small effort on our part will allow a lot more margin for resting and regaining strength for both Denice and Keith. And I know they are so grateful for your encouragement and prayers as well!!!

Thank you to each one of you in advance, for your prayers for Denice’s complete healing and endurance, and for considering helping with this Go Fund Me, or the meal train!!!

Abby Durkee (Denice’s daughter)

Donations

  • Christine Moody’s  
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Christy Tran 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Chuck Hallman 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Linda and David Palacios 
    • $250 
    • 6 mos
  • Diane Seaton 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team: Fundraiser Team (3)

Abby Durkee 
Organizer
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Portland, OR
DENICE Henshaw 
Beneficiary
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