Geneva Cowen

Our dear friend, life-long Alaskan, mama, wife and hairdresser therapist/goddess/miracle-maker Geneva has learned that that her cancer has returned and she needs our help. 

Geneva first noticed symptoms at Thanksgiving and doctors discovered a mass in her abdomen. They suspected it was fibroids and gave her a partial hysterectomy on Christmas Eve. Pathology came back and she was diagnosed with undifferentiated uterine sarcoma, an extremely rare and aggressive cancer. She is 46 years old. 

Geneva had another surgery on January 10. At that point, there was no evidence of disease. 

The second week of May, a CT scan showed that the cancer had returned and there was a large blood clot caused by a tumor that was restricting blood flow to her left kidney and hip. 

There is no known cure for the cancer that she has. But, to try to extend her life and slow the growth, she begins aggressive in-patient chemotherapy on May 20. Her hope is to slow the cancer long enough that she may be able to be part of a clinical trial. 

She's no longer able to work and we are raising money for living expenses to support her and her family during this time, as well as uncovered medical expenses. So many people have been touched by Geneva's wisdom, generosity, talent and love. Now is the time she needs the rich community she cultivated most. Please consider making a donation. 

The family also needs support in the form of meals. Sign up on the family meal train  if you'd like to bring food. You can follow her progress on Caring Bridge .

Organizer and beneficiary

Shannon Nordenson
Anchorage, AK
Devon Cowen

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