To all it may concern,
About 5 weeks ago, Rachel went to the ER because her throat was hurting and very swollen. After being seen twice, with the swelling continuing, still... she sought another opinion and a biopsy was done on her tonsil on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
The preliminary diagnosis is that she has a type of cancer in her throat which is very rare, especially for her young age. The hospital has moved very rapidly, and they have decided to start a heavy course radiation and chemo therapy as soon as possible, April 4, 2018.
This sudden turn of events in our lives is of course an extreme burden financially for our family. Especially considering our family cannot afford health insurance with her pre-existing condition of type 1 diabetes. We are asking for any support to ease the burden upon her and our family.
If you have ever spent time around her you probably know that she is an amazing mother of 3 boys... Zayden who is 12, Tripp who is 8, and Foxx who is 5. Her family is there for her... Barbara her mother, Audrey her sister, and myself, her husband Jayson. I've seen her give to others in so many ways over the time I have been honored to known her. When she has seen others struggle, I have seen her run bake sales at a moments notice to try and get others through the hard time as quickly as she could. That is a tiny part of the good works I have witnessed her do.
We are asking if you can help give to one who has already given us so much.
Thank you in advance.
Her devoted Husband,
Rachel Gattis: 03/29/2018
I got good and bad news today. I don't have lymphoma but i do have a very rare type of skin cancer. I am going in Monday for a pet scan and Tuesday to get a port put in to start up chemo and radiation. I am stage 3. It's one that can be fixed but is very heavy doses of chemo and radiation. It will take between 7 to 9 months. But the success rate is almost 99%. I need everyone's continued prayers and support. It's going to be a long road but with God and the continued support of my friends and family I know I will be able to do this.
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