Emily was diagnosed July 5th, 2017 with stage-3 breast cancer. She started chemo treatment immediately only to find out halfway through the tumor had doubled in size with chemo but lymph nodes had responded.
She then decided to stop chemo and go ahead with bilateral mastectomy. 8 out of 10 lymph nodes that the doctors removed were cancerous. So she then started aggressive radiation immediately after surgery. With that came major skin reactions but definitely easier than chemo. Once radiation treatment is finished, Emily will start on a oral chemo treatment that she will have to continue for at least a year. Hopefully she will not have the reported side effects that seem to be as bad as the injected chemo treatment.
They have drained their entire savings paying hospital bills and their 401k and pension plans don't allow for a hardship payout. Treatment bills are still rolling in along with mortgage, utility bills and everything else required to run a household with four children.
Any little thing that you can do to help us help Emily would be greatly appreciated.