Help Towards Bone Cancer Treatment

In February of 2016 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. The disease does not run in my immediate family and I tested BRCA negative, which is the main breast cancer gene mutation. Even after 6 months of chemotherapy which caused me to loose my hair, and another 2 months of radiation to my chest wall, the cancer continued to metastasize (move to another location in my body). Now I have stage 4 breast cancer which has worked it's way to the bones in my upper femer, pelvis, and lower spine, causing lesions in those areas.

I am currently unable to work because I had an injury while lifting there. Due to my bones being weakened by chemo and the current cancer, I unknowingly fractured 3 vertebrae in my spine that progressively worsened over time. It wasn't until my first semester back at college that the pain in my back deepened; it was due to carrying books and supplies in my backpack. I had surgery to mend the fractures which alleviated some pain, but continue to have discomfort and pain in my back and ribs. 

I'm asking for your help because the cost of medical bills and copays are extremely steep; adding up over time. I go to my oncologist about 2-3 times a week depending on the circumstance, at $25 a session, you do the math. That's not including all the scans, blood tests, and now occasional surgeries I have to have done. I already blew through my savings in a month just paying towards my overall treatment. I feel crushed at times, but have accepted that treatment and its cost is something I'll have to deal with for the rest of my life. 

I continue to push myself and take classes towards my major in Design at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, which I adore. I am a commuter student so this too comes with its fees. Any donation amount you can offer will help me fight against the disease I have and allow me to continue to follow my heart. Thank you!
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    • $10 
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    • $10 
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    • $25 
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Organizer

Cristina Torres 
Organizer
Washingtonville, NY
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