As most of you know my best friend Chelsea Acker was diagnosed with
Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Chelsea was officially diagnosed in October of 2019, After a year of miss diagnosis, multiple doctors and dermatologist appointments, seeing an allergist and even going to the ER at Tampa General. She never thought at 27 she would be diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
She had just graduated college and got her dream job as a flight attendant with Delta airlines. She moved out of Tampa to live in Atlanta in May with her boyfriend and start her career. After just flying for a short 4 months, she never thought she would be going through Chemo and fighting to beat cancer.
As we move forward in to 2020, our main focus is to support Chelsea with her fight against cancer. She is expected to start treatment this Wednesday, January 8th and will be undergoing 12 rounds of treatment for 6 months. She will be staying in Atlanta and undergoing her treatment there at Winship Cancer institute at Emory.
Your donations will help alleviate financial stress during this difficult time. She also has a lot of other expenses that she will need taken care of so that she can focus on getting well. This past year Chelsea has been to doctor after doctor so she has already acquired a lot of out-of-pocket costs. Chelsea will have to pay medical expenses that are not covered by insurance, transportation costs, and general living expenses. Chelsea’s mother and sister will also be traveling back and forth between Tampa to Atlanta, so these donations will help her family as well.
Chemotherapy treatments will last approximately 6 months. There will be difficult days ahead physically, mentally, and emotionally. Nevertheless, Chelsea is ready to kick cancer's ass!
Thank you so much to those who have already reached out and continue to love and support her!
- Jean Hale
- Lorene Sullivan
- Amanda Benson
- McKinley O’Connor
Organizer and beneficiary