My friend and ally Ximena Colban was diagnosed with stage II triple negative breast cancer in June. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments in a series of 16 rounds. The first 4 treatments are double doses on a bi-weekly schedule. The last 12 treatments are weekly single doses which will end in December. After completing chemotherapy it had been determined that a double mastectomy is unavoidable.
Ximena is currently employed as a librarian. I am personally convinced that it is her insatiable supply of stubbornness and fortitude that gets her to work on the days that she receives treatment. Even with the unwavering support of her husband and three remarkable daughters, it is uncertain how much longer she will be able to work. That is what has convinced me of the necessity of this campaign.
We have all heard the expression "It takes a village". I know how cliché that sounds, I also know that clichés are clichés for a reason. So, this is an attempt to cast out a net to any villagers who are able to help another in need. I can whole heartedly promise you that your generosity will be met with tremendous gratitude. Thank you.
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"
- Dr. Loretta Scott
- Brendan Whalen