Kim & Mike's Cancer Battle

My mom and step-dad are two of the most active, healthy, fun-loving people I know. They met many years ago line dancing, when my mom wanted to take up a new hobby and Mike was an instructor. Through line-dancing, they've traveled near and far, met so many friends that have turned to family, and have found something they both love doing together. 



Fast forward to early 2017 when my step-dad Mike was suffering from kidney stones. We thought this was caused by drinking too much iced-tea, but as it turns out, he had Bladder Cancer. After battling his cancer with extensive chemo treatments and a 9-hour surgery, he became cancer-free. 



About 8 months later, my (seemingly perfectly healthy) mom suffered a heart attack. After a lot of tests, she was diagnosed with leukemia and immediately placed on an intense chemo regimen. It's been a long journey to get her treatment plan ironed out with so many complications along the way. Her doctors have decided to continue with chemo even though her heart is becoming very weak.



While my mom is in the middle of her cancer battle, Mike had his 9-month check-up. The doctors found something in his CT scan that is abnormal and his blood count was all out of wack. Yep, his cancer could be back. Next week, he goes back to the hospital for blood transfusions and a biopsy to determine if his cancer is back. Regardless, he’ll being treatments later this month.


A GoFundMe cannot cure either of their cancers, but as the medical bills keep piling up, it can help alleviate some of the stress. While they're both on medical leave from work (and still paying off 2017's cancer), the bills don't stop. Please consider donating whatever you can - no matter how small. It truly will go a long way.

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  • Tammy Schuck Roush 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • Danielle D'Ambrosio 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • CHARLENE MORVAY 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Joan Anderson  
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Linda Benton 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
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Callie Smith 
Organizer
Harrisburg, PA
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