A group of Lorie's caring friends are trying to help her family get on top of their medical bills. Here is her story:
Lorie and Darryl Carlson have two wonderful children that they adopted from Guatemala. Alex is 13 and Anthony is 11. They both play various sports.
Shortly after bringing Anthony home, in 2008, Lorie was diagnosed with cancer. It was liposarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. After going through chemo, surgery, and radiation the cancer was in remission.
In 2014 the cancer returned. This time the tumor was in an inoperable spot, and because of that Lorie lost her leg above the knee. She now has a prostheric leg and gets around well.
In 2017, Lori was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer,. She has undergone a mastectomy and several rounds of chemo.
However, Lorie's attidude, spirit and faith in God continues to get her through these trying times. It has been hard on the family, with the many doctor visits and procedures. They have been blessed as a family to have many supportive friends as well as a great family.
She is one of the strongest women we know. Please help if you can.
- Darla Joiner
- Nancy Lorntson
Organizer and beneficiary
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