Mindy: "No One Fights Cancer Alone"

I am now ONE of the 55,000 women in the United States who will be diagnosed with uterine cancer this year. To say that this was a complete surprise would be a huge understatement. While we won't know the prognosis and stage of cancer until after the surgery, my doctors do feel optimistic about my recovery.

As most of you know, 2014 was already not a good year for our family with both Mike and I having some health issues requiring some extended periods of time spent in the hospital. This new diagnosis comes to us at a time when we are still recovering from the events of the past year. Much as it is difficult for me to ask for help, I think that part of being strong is recognizing when you need help and being brave enough to ask for it. So here I am, reaching out to family and friends and anyone else who might be willing to lend a hand.

First and foremost, I ask that you keep me in your prayers. I have a lot more life to live and I am looking forward to graduations, weddings and grandkids ... at some point in the future. So, please pray for me and my family, that we may be strong through the trials ahead and that we are granted God's grace.

Thankfully, I do have health insurance that will take care of a good portion of the medical expenses that are looming, but as most of you know, insurance will not cover all the costs - not to mention that I will probably be unable to work for a period of time after the surgery - for how long, we do not know yet, but I am hoping that it will be a relatively short period of time. To that end, I am setting up this gofundme account, for those of you that are willing and able to offer a bit of financial assistance. Every little bit will help and will be greatly appreciated. I have always been the one to take care of my family and the thought that I may be unable to do so, causes me a great deal of stress and apprehension. And for that reason I am hoping you will consider my humble request.

Finally, I would like to thank you for all the love and support - the one thing that I have learned over the past year is that I am blessed many times over with a network of people who truly love and care about me ... and for that I am forever grateful.

Lucky for me, no one fights cancer alone, and I am glad that you are in my corner.
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