Nobody Fights This Battle Alone!

My name is Aimee Alich and my husband and I are setting up this Go Fund Me page for a good friend of ours Lorri Metcalf.  Lorri is a single mom with a teenage son who is in 10th grade at the early college.  After moving a couple times this past year and just starting a new job, Lorri was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. She has not been with her employer long enough to accrue medical leave and her employer has stated they might not be able to hold her position until she can work again because it is a temporary, seasonal position. She can reapply for her job when she has completed her surgery and chemotherapy and is physically strong enough to resume working.

We are hoping to raise some funds to help cover some living expenses and medical expenses for her and her son during this time of need. Surgery, chemo and recovery are expected to last for at least 3-4 months depending on what the doctor finds in a few days when she has surgery. Lorri is a very strong Christian woman who loves the Lord. She is fighter and we know that this fight with cancer will be the hardest battle of her life. We want her to be able to focus on healing and resting and getting stronger and not worrying about how to provide for her and her son during this difficult time.

A couple of weeks ago Lorri underwent surgery for an umbilical hernia. At the time of this routine surgery the doctor removed a piece of fat and decided to run a biopsy which is not something he routinely does but as it turns out was a blessing from God. The results of the biopsy came back showing there were cancer cells in the layer of fat around the hernia. After a visit with the oncologist it was determined that the source of the cancer is in her ovaries. On the first of March she will be having a complete ovarian hysterectomy as well as removal of the layer of fat across the abdomen. The doctor will also explore and look for any other signs of cancer across the abdomen and colon during this procedure.

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected but, we are hopeful because of the early detection during the hernia repair that her doctor was able to find the source of cancer at its early stages and is able to do surgery followed by chemotherapy to remove the cancer from her body.

As Lorri is healing from surgery and undergoing treatment over the next few months any donations will be greatly appreciated and will go directly to her as she endures this battle with cancer. We strongly believe that God is in control and will provide the healing and help that Lorri needs. So, lets rally around her and her son at this time and show them what small town living is all about. Wrap your loving arms around this family and lets pray for and support them during this time of need and love on them in ways they never thought possible.

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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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    • $50 
    • 54 mos
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    • $50 
    • 56 mos
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    • $30 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Aimee Alich 
Qualla, NC
Kathleen Metcalf 

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