Help me beat Cancers ASS!

This is one journey I never thought I’d be taking but it’s here and I have no choice but to face this fear head on. We don’t always know why God hands us things like this and I found myself asking him why? Why me? Why not someone who does horrible things. Unfortunately we will never know why. Finding out I have Stage III Colon/Rectal Cancer came to a shock not only to me, but to my friends and family around me. The first reaction is how?! You’re so young, you’re 31,extremely healthy, never been a smoker, no family history!! All questions we don’t really have answers for, but Also all things Cancer doesn’t care about. I had been experiencing pain and discomfort for a while but never thought it could be this. I kept putting aside going to get a colonoscopy,until it just got to the point where I just knew something serious was going on. All the tests kept coming back normal as well as my blood tests so I kept telling myself it was stress or “something” I must have eaten. I didn’t ask for this. No one does. But God has a plan for each of us. He wants me to take this journey and I strongly believe he will guide me. I’ve never been a super religious type but I strongly believe in his power to guide us and I’m learning and gaining a extremely strong spiritual awareness through him. I know it won’t be easy. I know I’ll have good days, bad days, angry days, happy days, but that’s all part of it. The journey. My cancer sits extremely low in my colon and it’s found more in the rectum junction and is rare for someone my age. I know I’ll wish it wasn’t the only thing on my mind, and try to continue with a smile and positive attitude like I have been. I have a full team of amazing Dr’s that will help guide me through this as well, as well as YOU! My family and close friends. I do not share on social media. This is my story and I want to be able to share when I’m ready. But if you’re receiving this link, it’s because I’m asking you for your help. It’s really not about a goal. My goal is to fight and beat cancers ass. To come out even stronger. To go down the hardest road I’ll ever drive and say a big F YOU at the end. Setting some kind of dollar goal or amount for something like this seems so small in the grand scheme of things and honestly makes me uncomfortable. This “goal” is to help myself maintain a normal lifestyle which is extremely instrumental during this all. I had originally made this to help pay for “ cold caps” which you wear during chemo therapy to help with saving your hair. However, the chemo I’m on won’t make me lose my hair and unfortunately I can’t have anything “ cold” because the side effects of the chemo affect my nerves and touch sensations.I will have to under go surgery as well once chemo is done, and praying as well for no radiation in between. I will not be working after the surgery, and even prior to. I’m going to try and keep as normal as a life as possible going through the emotional changes as well as the extreme physical ones, but I will not be returning to work due to the surgery and stress it will have on my body. I struggled with that alone but I’m doing what’s best for me at this moment and taking this on as my “job”. Of course Im scared. To act like I’m not would be a total lie. I’m learning it’s okay to be scared and ask for help. It’s okay to show the emotional side of this. I don’t want to have to go through this and I was in complete denial for sometime,But it’s here wether I’m ready or not and I’m going to beat some serious ASS! I know this is life changing but I also won’t let it change me. If you know me you know I’m too determined to let anything or anyone stop me from shining my light. Thank you for reading this and for whatever donation you would like to make. And thank you for those who have donated outside of this as well. It would take me a lifetime to thank everyone for the support and love they have already given to me, but I will try my very best to do so. I love you and I WILL beat this. WE are all in this together. No one fights cancer alone. You are what you believe yourself to be. I choose to believe I’m a fighter. To get back up when I’ve been knocked down, stand even taller and scream “NOT TODAY”- ❤️❤️

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Amy Tongé 
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Petaluma, CA

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