Monica Zigrang Medical Expense Fund

In August 2018, at the age of 23, Monica found a noticeable lump in her breast.  The ultrasound looked questionable and due to family history of cancer and the BRCA1 mutation, her doctor encouraged her to have the BRCA1 genetic test. The BRCA1 came back positive and she began putting together a preventative care plan.  If you’d like to know more about the BRCA1 gene:

Meanwhile, Monica’s doctor ordered a biopsy of the lump in her breast following the BRCA1 results a week later. On Friday, September 28th, the day before Monica’s 24th birthday, her doctor confirmed the lump was malignant and growing at a 95% rate. Monica was then formally diagnosed with Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma aka Stage 2 Breast Cancer. Hours later, Monica also learned the cancer had already spread to a lymph node.

Monica has already had her port placement surgery and her aggressive Chemo treatment plan will begin October 17th with surgery and radiation to follow.   

Monica is a Junior Nursing Student at Maryville University and works at St. Luke’s Hospital as a Patient Care Technician. Because of her aggressive treatment plan, Monica was encouraged to take a leave from school and work.  Once recovered, she will continue with her nursing program so she can one day help those in need of medical care also!

Due to her leave from work and her multiple upcoming treatments, her friends have put together this campaign to help alleviate the stress of financial burden from large deductibles, copays and non covered tests and procedures as well as daily living expenses while she takes the time to KICK CANCER!  If you know her at all, you know what an incredible young woman she is and how big her heart is. She deserves all the support we can give her!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 29 mos
  • Lucas Sanders 
    • $150 
    • 31 mos
  • Lynn Mealey 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Nancy Gegg 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • anonymous donor 
    • $20 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Keelyn Schwegel 
Affton, MO
Monica Zigrang 
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