That we know for sure. So far. My sister in law has been diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer. That's all we know right now. That's enough to start chewing on. By months end we will know how far progressed, if it's anywhere else like the lymph node system.
We will know treatment options. We will know more. That's all "we" will be doing. Knowing. Rachael will be fighting it. She will likely be going through aggressive treatments. Rachael will be sick. Rachael will be at war. For. Her. Life.
All we can do, is know. And help her the only real way aside from a kind word, a smile, or a just give her space type of emotional support. We can help her by trying to ease the burden and worry of her entire life falling apart while she fights for her life. House payment, utilities, the internet to continue her work from home, car expenses, home repairs, crazy pop up issues like a new toilet or a dryer, a new dishwasher drain hose etc.
During recovery from surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, sick and weak and depressed, angry and simply exhausted...she shouldn't have to worry about the things in life most people can just up and fix or replace to keep life flowing. Donations. We can be real help by tossing money together to help build her a cushion. So she can concentrate on fighting for her life.
Rachael is my sister in law, my sister period. Her brother, my soon to be husband isn't home right now, he's helpless to get an extra job, help her not have to fear losing everything, he's beside himself that he can't help. He won't be home for another year or so he needs his sister. He needs the chance to build and enjoy his adult brother sister relationship. Her niece and her nephew need their Aunt. She's the kind of strong woman any little girl can look up to and aspire to be like. Hard working, traveled, witty and sharp, her own person, independent. a small business owner and a self-starter. Her mom needs her daughter, our family needs Rachael.
It’s simply not time for rushing off. She's got much more of herself to give, and we can help her. Please help her, we can't take her pain, or tag in for treatment appointments but we can give a little here and there to ease her devastation in the sense she will come out the other side of this okay. Ready to start again. With a home and a life fully intact to get back to. Please help us help her.
Cancer. It's just an ugly word isn't it? But, it's here. We know. She knows. That means it a time to fight. Time to say it out loud. Time to face it head on. As Rachael finds out more I will update her progress so you can cheer her on and leave inspirational and kind words. We know she's a tough cookie. She just needs a bit if a" cancer favor" from us all right now. A sign that the world isn't quite as ugly as throwing cancer at you in the prime of your life. Thanks everyone.
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