On February 16th of 2017 my oldest daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately she has a very aggressive cancer. She is presently pregnant with her second child. Her oldest child is 4.
She will begin chemo treatments now while pregnant. The following is her statement describing the type of cancer and where she's at.
I am hoping to raise these funds to help her with expenses not covered by insurance like wraps,wigs additional childcare (because she will need someone to help her at home) and any special travel expenses she may need.
Yvette is a fighter and has achieved many goals in the Navy. Her boyfriend is also in the navy but gets deployed in June and is stationed in another state. He cannot be there with her and the kids full time right now. We as a family are trying to do everything we can to help and support her.
Thank you in advance for your prayers, thoughts and support you are giving my daughter.
As stated by Yvette "So, after talking with my mom and Danny I decided to post this. I was diagnosed on the 16th of February with Breast Cancer. I have a very aggressive invasive ductal carcinoma, triple negative, grade 3. At this time it is stage 3, but on Friday I find out if it has spread to other parts of my body. The tumor is between 10 and 12.5cm and has spread to my lymph nodes. I start chemotherapy on Monday. It wasn't treated sooner because the tumor didn't show up till mid-January and for 3 weeks they thought is was mastitis since I was pregnant and in my third trimester. In less than a week it has grown 2 to 3cm, they have done a ton of diagnostic testing and I have surgery for my IV port (semi-permanent IV line that goes straight to my heart) on Friday and Chemo begins on Monday. Danny has taken emergency leave to be here for the IV port surgery and the first chemo treatment. He will come back to Sioux Falls to see Mia born. I have a maternal-fetal medicine doctor who is assigned to Mia to make sure she is healthy and is born safely. I will stop chemo 3 weeks before her due date and begin chemo right after she's born. I will have treatment every other week for 16 weeks. After that I will have a mastectomy and begin radiation treatment. My chemo doc knows how big I am about breast feeding and is looking into donation centers for Mia since I will not be able to breastfeed. So she still gets breast milk! My treatment team is smart, aggressive and caring. I have high hopes but I have been very angry lately. I haven't had a chance to be sad yet, I'm sure once Danny gets here I'll fall apart. He's my rock."
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