As some of you may or may not know, my sister Kathy just celebrated her 44th birthday on 8/17 & unfortunately was diagnosed w/ an aggresive form of breast cancer that morning. Although doctors remain optimistic, the road ahead is not going to be easy. If you have ever met Kathy, you would immediately ask yourself why her? She has to be one of the most caring, compassionate & selfless people I know (aside from our mother - HA!). She is a devoted wife, sister, aunt, niece & friend, but most importantly a mother to four children, 3 of which are triplets. We are talking about a woman who works 2 jobs (one being night shift) & is able to juggle a schedule like you wouldn't believe. She is constantly making sure everyone around her is taken care of before she is. Sometimes watching this can almost be frustrating because I am almost certain she does not get 5 minutes to herself. Her plan of care has already begun with her first chemo treatment scheduled for August 30th. The plan is for 6 intense rounds of chemotherapy every 3 weeks w/ the goal of ultimately shrinking this nasty tumor & moving forward w/ a double mastectomy & reconstruction. Kathy was informed that she will lose her hair, she will be exhausted & sometimes sick. As I sat & watched tears roll down her face w/ the look of fear in her eyes, my heart grew heavy. This is my sister & my best friend, it might as well be me. Did I mention she is only 44? She cannot do this alone. Financially she will be taking a massive hit to her wallet. As is life, her house needs a new roof & siding, not to mention a plethora of other things before the winter arrives. With that being said... I need your help! Like cancer, there are things in life that one cannot control. I would like to take control of what little we can & relieve her of any added stressors that may arise. A home cooked meal, a ride for her kids, or even a shoulder to cry on. ANYTHING & EVERYTHING helps! I made a promise to her that we would fight this together & she will never, ever be alone. Please consider donating in her honor. No donation is ever too small or not appreciated. Let's pull together & show breast cancer that Kathy is boss!