Kerry is a vibrant, loving 39 year old mother, wife, sister, aunt, daughter and my best friend that is battling breast cancer for a 4th time! She has spent the better part of her life as a mom - as a cancer patient.
Help me help Kerry get the best possible treatment so she can finally beat this awful disease so she can raise her son and see him become a compassionate and loving young man.
Kerry grew up in a small northern town of Sudbury, Ontario where she met the love of her life, bought a house and lived the fairy tale life that every little girl dreams about. This fairy tale also included having the cutest baby boy Ryley in 2012. That is where this fairy tale ends because Ryley has had to grow up watching his mom fight cancer since he has been two years old. The word Cancer is a part of his speech that is normal for him but we all know that it shouldn't be part of anyone's vocabulary - especially at such a young age. He has witnessed the effects of this horrendous disease all of his entire life and is still living thru the ups and downs of not knowing. This beautiful family needs a chance to live a life free of worry from this despicable disease!
She was first diagnosed in 2014 at the young age of 35, with stage 1 Triple Negative breast cancer (TNBC). She underwent a lumpectomy, 6 cycles of chemo and 30 rounds of radiation. She did well until May 2016 when she got the bad news once again. So she received 6 more rounds of chemo followed by a bilateral mastectomy in Sept 2016. A PET scan was performed and the results came back negative for cancer, so no further treatments were needed at that point. She thought she had finally battled and beat cancer! Unfortunately in August 2017 she was given the bad news once again after a routine follow up appointment. She went onto 6 more months of chemo, more surgery and another 28 rounds of radiation. A chest CT was performed and results showed no more signs of cancer. Kerry beat it for a third time!
On July 26, 2018 after a another routine CT chest scan & chest ultrasound she was diagnosed a 4th time. The left side came back positive for Metastatic ductal carcinoma.
Even with being diagnosed four times, she is still positive and determined more than ever to BEAT this disease that has afflicted her for so long for the sake of loving life and her family more than ever. GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION!
Her treatment options at this time are as follows:
1) her Canadian doctors are getting a second opinion from Toronto specialists to evaluate if surgery is an option at this point and to radiate, but fears it may not be promising given her history and pour results of all previous treatments. A referral has also been sent to Princess Margaret in Toronto, Ontario to exhaust all possible treatments in Canada.
2) Kerry has been exploring alternative cancer treatments not currently available in Canada, and has reached out to cancer clinics in Germany. These clinics offer specialized treatments such as regional chemotherapy (RCT). RCT has had good response rates for people in Kerry’s situation. However, pursuing this treatment is costly - approximately $200,000.
She has a lot to think about and is considering all of the suggestions from her Canadian doctors, German hospitals and cancer clinics which offer the world's most advanced treatments. Time is of the essence since it has already been 4 weeks since she has been diagnosed for the 4th time and no treatment plan has been set forth yet. Regardless of where she decides to follow up with treatments, there are financial strains such as travelling and accommodations that will be incurred.
There is HOPE!
Several Canadians have explored the alternative cancer treatments and have had positive results. Kerry has been in contact with a local survivor - a young woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer that had metastasized - that was in much of the same situation as she is currently in . This Canadian girl was told that she only had a few months to live. She decided to take fate into her own hands and went to Germany for RCT. Her recent PET scan shows that there are no further signs of cancer. And Sudbury also has a Chelmsford man attending the Germany clinic in September 2018 with positive anticipation of good news.
Please help Kerry finally beat this disease and get back to being a great mother, wife, sister, aunt, daughter and my best friend. She needs your help to lessen the financial burdens that his awful disease has put on her and her family. Please donate since time of the essence.
God bless you for all of your best wishes, prayers and generosity!
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