In July of 2018 was diagnosed with breast cancer after having a cyst removed. On Sept 7th surgery is scheduled for a double mastectomy, with possible chemo and radiation to follow. Chemo could be 1x a week for 6 months, then 1x per month for another 6. We won't know for sure until the full biopsy following the surgery. But it looks like 6-12 weeks off work completely, followed by reduced work load for 6-12 months depending on how chemo/radiation is tolerated.
These funds will allow normal bills like rent, car ins, groceries, etc..., and medical bills that may happen while off work recovering from surgery, and allow time off work for chemo once a week. Also, they will allow the strict but effective diet recommended of cancer survivors and patients which insurance does not cover, and is very expensive here on Maui.
Mahalo to all who can help, and if you can't with money please still feel free to follow along on the blog caringbridge.org/visitor/mauimel which will have other ways to help. Or even to just see how to find joy even in the biggest battles one has to face.
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