My amazing best friend Sonja is a light in the life of all who are lucky enough to know her. She has the most beautiful, kindest heart, is full of life, and makes everyone around her happy just by being in her presence. It's impossible not to laugh when she laughs (which is easy to make happen). Sonja is a loving friend, daughter, sister, and girlfriend, and we are all heartbroken for her right now.
Sonja recently received a devastating diagnosis of uterine cancer after almost a year of pain and suffering, and numerous doctor appointments and ER visits that left her with no answers. A simple test would have diagnosed her sooner and could have possibly avoided what she is now faced with.
Sonja's courageous mom decided to take matters into her own hands by taking her uninsured daughter to Sloan Kettering in New York City to see the best oncologist possible. Her PET scan and MRI alone cost them well over $12,000, which her mom had to put on a credit card. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning.
Sonja is in the process of trying to get health insurance, but so many of these procedures will not be covered, including the attempt to preserve her fertility by retrieving her eggs before having to have a full hysterectomy. This is someone who has dreamed her whole life of having children, and deserves a chance to do so with the love of her life.
Her journey will not stop there - she will also have to go through chemo and radiation, and obviously will not be able to work during this process. I started this in hopes of relieving some of the financial burden Sonja and her family are facing on top of this heartbreaking diagnosis.
Please help in any way you can - whether it's a donation, by sharing this page, or a much needed prayer. ❤️