We are Hanna and Metta, 35 year old identical twins who were both recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We are moms, wives, daughters, Buckeye athletes (OH!), and Hanna is an Olympic silver medalist.
Metta felt a lump in in her left breast at the beginning of June, but since were so young, she thought it was nothing. She went to get a mammogram just to be safe; it turned out to be cancer.
Hanna had previously felt a lump in her right breast, but thought it was a clogged milk duct since she was still breast feeding her infant son. Because of Metta's diagnosis, Hanna then got a mammogram, and was also diagnosed with breast cancer.
As kids, we used to do everything together, evidently the Universe wanted us to keep that tradition going. As you can imagine, both us and our families are reeling from this one-two punch diagnosis. This has been incredibly difficult, and we are hoping to focus on treatment and healing. We will both receiving chemotherapy, surgery and then most likely radiation treatments.
We are asking for this money for medical expenses, medications, any additional child care costs we may need, missed work, transportation to and from doctors appointments, out of town travel for family coming to help out, and other expenses we can't think of right now. Any remaining funds will be donated to charity.
Any contribution would be so appreciated as we start on our f*ck cancer journey. Thank you!