About me: I am an elementary school teacher, and I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast (HER2 positive, stage 2B) in October of last year. I have undergone grueling chemotherapy, a bilateral masectomy, and I'm currently undergoing breast reconstruction. I will continue to receive one of my chemo drugs via infusion every three weeks for the next 6 months. I am on cancer watch now with my surgeon and see her every three months for the next year to monitor for reoccurrence.
Why I need help: I have medical insurance but a very high out of pocket maximum of $6750.00, and I am an average American school teacher that lives paycheck to paycheck, and have depleted my savings. I am struggling to keep up with bills as I have ran out of days off at work. I have been very very sick from the chemo and have barely been able to work at all this year. I need some financial assistance and I am reaching out to the community. I'm not asking for a handout, just some help to get back up.
My goal is to raise enough money towards my high insurance out of pocket maximum, my time off work and other needs that will come with surgical procedures.
Nothing is too small. Even a dollar or two will help me get closer to my goal.
I will keep you posted on my journey through updates.