Julianne's Breast Cancer Fund

April 12, 2017 life changed. A trip to the Dr uncovered a lump. After multiple mammograms, MRI's, and biopsies my worst fears came true. I had breast cancer and it had metastasized to my lymph nodes. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I never dreamed this would have happened to me. I was 37 and healthy. All I could think about was my two little boys. What would happen to them if they didn't have me? I'm a single mom.

I was afraid. It would have been so easy to just make a knee jerk reaction on my course of treatment based on that fear because I wanted so badly for this to be someone else's burden. I knew, however, that every choice I made would not only impact my life but the lives of my children too. Their momma wasn't going to give up that easy. I regained my control by immersing myself in research. I read everything I could, not only about the type of cancer I have, but genetics, standard treatment protocols, and integrative therapies.

August 21st I had a double mastectomy. The first of four surgeries I will have. I went into that surgery as mentally and physically prepared as I think anyone could be. I thought I was prepared, but no one can truly prepare themselves for a surgery like that. The physical healing has surprisingly been the easy part. It's the mental and emotional challenges I face daily that I wasn't prepared for.

If all of that wasn't enough, I still have to be mom. The medical bills were manageable at first but it has slowly become more than I can keep up with and I feel like I can barley keep my head above water. I have never been one to ask for help. It was very hard for me to do this.

I have three more surgeries starting at the end of January to begin the reconstruction process. I will need to take more time off of work and of course more surgeries means even more bills. I don't know what else to do so here I am.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story. If you do choose to donate, thank you!!! thank you!!! thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!
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    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Elizabeth Fendrick 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Kelly Fox 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Nicole Stirling 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Anatoliy Furmanov 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer

Julianne Randolph 
Organizer
Bradenton, FL
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