My name is Kylie McElheny and on 10/29/2019 my entire bank account was drained of all of the money I had to my name. As tragic as that was, It's not the reason I'm asking you for donations today. I truly wish it was.
The very next day something I never thought was possible happened to me after a routine checkup.
I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. At 26 years old.
My heart stopped. My life flashed before my eyes. All of this at a time that is supposed to be my best years.
I thought, "This can't be real."
But it wasn't a dream. It was real, and now I have to cope with CANCER,
TWO MONTHS BEFORE I LOSE MY INSURANCE.
...The next thing I knew I was being rushed into surgery where the doctors discovered the tumor was attached to an artery. They had to give me an emergency radiation treatment to stop the bleeding so I wouldn't bleed out right there in the operating room.
Two surgery's later they told me I would never carry my own babies.
....The most devastating news I've ever gotten. Ever.
I was terrified.
I was heartbroken.
But guess what?
I'm also a fucking fighter.
I know I will get through this because I have to get through this.
My Dad always told us: "don't start fights, just finish them" but ironically, it was my Mom who taught us how to fight. She'd say: "the bigger they are, the harder they fall." Their advice came full circle on my 26th lap around the Sun. Except this time my bully was only 6cm tall.
Part of this fight includes 27 rounds of radiation and 5 rounds of chemo therapy and finally 5 rounds of Brachytherapy. The doctors gave me an 85% cure rate. We will finish it naturopathically. That gives me about a 185% chance of knocking cancers lights out if anyone wants to take bets.
This experience is terrifying, but it's also inspiring.
Check out this quick video we created! Just click my face.
Some people live after Cancer, others thrive.
This experience has helped me realized what's most important, and I want to share my epiphanies with others like me:
I want to help people like me get through this.
So, I will.
I've started a non-profit called Kymatica with my big brothers :)
Dedicated to offering hope for every single person whose ever had to hear the words:
"You Have Cancer."
This is my purpose.
This will be the hardest thing I've ever done, and I need all the help I can get. It will also be the most rewarding thing I've ever done. and I can't wait to win.
I'd like to say:
To Everyone who prayed for me. Everyone who put a positive thought into the universe. Everyone who lit a candle or cheers'd a beer in my name. Everyone who sat by my side and made the hard days easier. Everyone who sent a card, present, food or text. From Every shoulder cried on to every laugh shared...
My life is still big and loud and vibrant because of all of you.
...and I can’t thank you enough.
Also, shout out to myself because this year wasn't easy at all. Self-worth is an inside-job. I often miss my life before all of this but the thing is, even if I could go back, I wouldn't belong there anymore. I am evolving.
Just one more thing before I go. My talented brothers also designed a couple shirts to help raise money for my bills. You can purchase them at www.Kylies-Cause.com
<3 The Very Tired Girl
p.s. Fuck Cancer.
- Sheri Grimmenga
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