Karen has gone from being the critical care RN that she loves to become the patient - the oncology patient. On July 10th Karen had a hysterectomy. She felt within herself that 'something' was amiss. Being an RN, she is used to making life changing decisions in an instant. Partnering with her physician, the decision was made for a hysterectomy. On July 21st, her physician called with the dreaded "You need to come into the office". She and her husband Terry went in to hear the news no-one wants to hear. CANCER, Uterine Cancer and you need more surgery as soon as possible. Karen has taken an FMLA to cover her time away from her job.
Karen had her 2nd surgery in three weeks which was a diagnostic measure to assess any other path the cancer may have taken. She was found to have lymph nodes with cancer cells.
Karen is shy about asking for help...I, as her aunt, am not. This is a family in need of any help that you can provide. Yes, I'm asking for help in a financial way. As any current cancer patient, cancer survivor or family of a cancer patient knows not all medical bills are covered by insurance or her lost wages by not being able to work. These commitments and responsibilities still exist. Financial help would lift a heavy burden and give her peace as she strives to recovery.
You - yes YOU can help to give her this peace, relieve the stress of how to pay all the bills and just help to bolster Karen's spirit during this time, an unknown length of time. We are asking for your help to encourage Karen and her family to take advantage of every moment to THRIVE just not SURVIVE!
I ask that you not only pray for Karen and her husband Terry her son Benjamin (a college student) and her daughter Kailen (who is in 8th grade), as well as, her extended family.
Karen is an inspiration in so many ways to so many people ... now, it is our turn to INSPIRE HER!!! We ask that you help us do just that! ---- Another way you can help...PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE! Thank you in advance - we will update you as things go forward.
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