August 4, 2017 is the day she and I traveled to Oahu to determine the reason for the lump in her right breast. That is the day the doctors determined that my "healthy", organic eating, exercising, beautiful 33 year old beastfriend, was a woman with breast cancer. Thoughts of fear and doubt filled my mind. How could this woman who's so mindful of everything that she put into her body-even her toothpaste and shampoo is organic- be a woman with this terrible disease? At that moment I also became a FIGHTER. I put on my fake smile and made her a promise. I promised her that she would not be alone in her fight. I promised her that this is a battle that she will WIN. That she will be transformed and be even stronger at the end. Not only does she have me and so many others on her side, most importantly she has GOD on her side.
Kamaile underwent a double mastectomy on August 30th. Leading up to her surgery, Kamaile's smile and strength never faded. In giving her that one last hug before they wheeled her to the surgery room was extremely difficult. Never has our friendship been tested in such a way. I held my composure, always appearing strong for her up until this very moment. Then I broke. I became weak. I held her and cried. I was afraid. I had no control of the situation and couldn't make it better...so we prayed. I knew that God was with her but I was afraid that Gods plan would be different than mine. 5 hours later, the surgery was over and a very groggy Kamaile and I had a conversation she'd never remember.
The masectamy isn't the end of her battle. Because she tested positive for the HER2 gene, which basically helps the cancer grow more rapidly, she will soon be undergoing chemo therapy. That is another challenge we will be faced with.
Throughout this ordeal, Kamaile's strength is something that I admire so deeply. But she needs help. She needs YOUR help. She's always been independent. She doesn't have a spouse or children. She lives alone. Her medical bills are compiling, and she won't have the ability to work soon. In addition, her daily living expenses such as rent/food/etc is becoming a burden. I ask if you feel it in your heart to please give any amount of money that you could spare. She needs to focus on winning this fight and kicking cancer's ass, not how she's going to come up with next month's rent. I, Kamaile and the rest of her family and friends would be eternally grateful. Thank you
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