My mom\'s diagnosis of Inflammatory Beast Cancer (a rare type of breast cancer) has changed the life of our family, very quickly. It has changed schedules, lifestyles, and has drastically had an impact on finances, for the worse. This horrible disease has come into my mom\'s life out of nowhere, and flipped it upside down in six very long, test filled, doctor visiting, chemo administering, nurse meeting, bill paying weeks. If you were to look at her, you wouldn\'t think that she looked all that sick yet, but she is. She really is. Even survival mode cannot take away the gruesome side effects of chemo. The nausea, pain, and extreme fatigue is overwhelming to watch at times, and I can only imagine how much worse it is for the person going through it, my mom. She is almost fifty, a mom of three, grandma of two, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and now breast cancer patient. Will you help?
It is no secret that medical bills can pile up quickly, and very quickly we are realizing. I am trying to raise money to help support her and my dad through this. Thank you for all of your prayers, support, donations, and love. We have some truly amazing family and friends. Please also feel free to pass this site along to anyone else who will pray.
**So, What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer?
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare, fast-growing type of breast Cancer. It is often called IBC for short.
Unlike other breast cancers, this type of cancer may not cause a lump in the breast. So regular breast exams and mammograms often fail to catch it early. Because it grows so fast, it usually has spread by the time it is diagnosed. In my mom\'s case, the cancer has NOT spread (praise the Lord!). IBC is treated more aggresively and often requires more rounds of chemotherapy to kill off those bad cancer cells.
(The picture I chose to use for this page is one of my mom, brother, me, and my sister. It was taken about a month before her diagnosis. My brother had just arrived home for a two-week leave from Iraq. While I am asking for prayers, will you also please pray for him? He is currently back in Iraq serving our country, while dealing with this emotional news from home. Thanks!)
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