Simply put, Devonna is a beautiful, sweet, amazing, and generous soul. Anybody who knows her or crosses her path is always left with a smile. Her friendship has blessed our lives immeasurably. Devonna has a beautiful family, loving husband, and just welcomed her 3rd grand baby, Fiona Rose this February. Devonna is a devoted wife, mother, Mimi, daughter, and friend.
As one can only imagine, we were all devastated to hear that her battle with cancer has come back. Prior to this recent event, Devonna discovered a lump in her right breast. After testing and a biopsy, the cancerous lump was removed. Because the staging and risk for cancer coming back was said to be low, Devonna opted for a radical mastectomy to better her chances and reduce the risk of the cancer spreading. In October of 2016, her mastectomy was performed. We were joyful; and she was elated, no chemotherapy or radiation was required.
Unfortunately, in late March of this year, Devonna discovered a palpable lump on her chest. After multiple tests (i.e. Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI and PET Scan) it was decided that she needed a biopsy, again. In face of this devastating news, it was during her PET scan, that multiple areas “lit up” indicating areas of cancer as well as her axilla and lymph. In just a matter of days Devonna’s life has changed and she has been catapulted into battling this disease full on physically and mentally. On April 10th she had her first round of surgery to have a port placed for chemotherapy treatments. Devonna’s chemo will be aggressive. Her chemotherapy regimen starts April 22nd lasting a total of 12 weeks.
Devonna’s journey has begun, and at rapid pace, putting her out of work much sooner than she had planned. As Devonna and Budgy face the challenges ahead, they will both have to put work on hold. There will be a wide range of medical, household, and other expenses. We are asking for your help so our dear Devonna can focus on her treatments and her family during this time. Many of you have reached out and asked how you can help...this is how...
Every PRAYER, Every POSITIVE THOUGHT, Every DOLLAR, and every gesture of SUPPORT is greatly appreciated.
Any amount will make a DIFFERENCE.
On behalf of her family and her Radiology Family we THANK YOU for your loving kindness and generosity.