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"My name is Hope Cassity. I’m 37 years old and I just found out a week ago (01/16.18) that I have a very rare and invasive form of gynecological cancer from endometriosis that is only found in 1% of women and generally only found in women over the age of 60. The tumors and problem areas they discovered during my surgery were very unusual in appearance and form and NOT benign as we had hoped.
I’m still in shock but many of you have asked for a place for updates, prayers, and info so here it is. Words seem to not fit and I feel lost like I’m wandering around in a life that isn’t mine.
I think I’m still in shock and just need time to process all that has happened since last Tuesday. So far they have said my cancer is sneaky and stubborn so it likes to hide on scans and likes to be lazy when responding to treatment, and that they will treat this aggressively with a radical hysterectomy surgery, plus some other surgeries for excision of tissues of other cancerous areas and even some potentially cancerous areas, all sorts of lymph nodes. Then the most important part of battle is that we we fight it with 9 weeks of chemo up front to see if it will respond and if not we take a short break and do 9 more weeks, and wash and rinse and repeat... for 9 more weeks or until it responds or until we kick cancers ass. ( I will be doing this and we will be throwing a hell of a party when I do! - and maybe while
I do!) unfortunately, radiation isn’t an option so we won’t be doing any radiation because it won’t work on this type.
Many of my friends and family have been literally and spiritually holding me up thru the last few days and I just want to say thank you. I have no words to express how loved I feel and that is very unusual for me ...to not know what else to say on the phone (cuz y’all know how much I love to talk).
But if I had to pick....a word to describe the first week of this journey it would be Perspective. When you are actually shown how fragile time is, and not just told ———what matters MOST pivots quickly, clearly and BOLDLY into focus...
I have new perspective on so many things and faith that I will find healing. Love is the other word that comes to mind this week.....
And all those promotions, fancy cars, and long long to do lists y’all ...guess what they don’t mean a damn thing. Take time for what matters most. Love is what it’s all about and as I face uncertainty I’m not counting my “material possessions” ...I’m counting the amount of love I’ve been blessed with.
I’ve been so lucky have such an amazing family and musical family and I am hoping God will show me clearly my purpose on this path. I pray that I can serve, teach, love, and help others through the lessons, pain, and fear I will be walking thru over the next few months. I respect the curiosity that comes from love but the main thing I’ve learned this week is that questions aren’t my strong suit at the moment.
Please bare with me and give me some time to process first what my Drs. here are doing and I will be more open to reading what y’all have sent me. For now send any questions related directly to my treatment so that they can be in one place... email me at [email redacted] with any holistic healing ideas, nutrition,
supplements, Dr. referrals, or clinical trial info etc.
I am thankful for every ounce of love poured out the past couple days I feel it. I truly feel it and I’m grateful.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now let’s go kick the crap out of this cancer"
- Hope Cassity
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