My war against Cancer

Mi nombre es Karla Contreras, tengo 40 anos, durante todo este tiempo he disfrutado de la vida, cada etapa de ella me ha hecho lo que soy, una mujer plena, con 18 anos de maravilloso matrimonio hemos tenido la bendicion de tener a nuestro lado dos maravillosos hijos, Andrea de 13 anos y Andre de 6 anos, que junto a mi esposo Pepe son el motor, la energia, que me mueve a dar lo major de mi en todo.  Me gusta la musica clasica, asi como un paseo en el campo, la tranquilidad y estar en la naturaleza, disfruto ayudando a las personas y server en mi iglesia, la ensenanza musical es mi passion, tristemente he recibido un duro golpe a mi salud, me han diagnosticado con carcinoma invasive ductal (cancer) que es muy agresivo, este tumor esta creciendo rapidamente, esta noticia a sido un duro golpe no solo para mi sino para toda la familia, ha cambiado mi perspectiva de la vida, hoy mas que nunca quiero vivir, envejecer junto a mi esposo, ver crecer a nuestros hijos, ser parte de sus logros, asi como estar cerca de las personas que amo y seguir haciendo lo que mas me gusta. En estos momentos no tengo cerca a mi familia, muchos de ellos se encuentran en mexico, y por distintas razones no pueden estar conmio en este momento.  Se que cuando la enfermedad toca tu Puerta las dificultades y los obstaculos son mayores cuando no se cuenta con seguros medicos,por esta razon para nuestra familia en estos momentos el panorama que temenos en frente es complicado, aun en estas circunstancias hago propias las palabras del salmista "aunque ande en valles de sombra y de muerte no temere mal alguno porque tu estaras conmigo", tengo fe en que Dios pueda obrar un milagro en mi vida, es por esta razon que estamos apelando a cada uno de los que amablemente pueden leer este mensaje, para que con su ayuda me den el impulso economico para poder luchar contra esta enfermedad, y que podamos hacer frente a los gastos medicos, terapias, y ayuda para mi pequena familia en las necesidades basicas y a que el primer paso para luchar en contra de esta enfermedad es realizarme una mastectomia para poder remover el tumor de mi cuerpo, y despues continuar con tratamientos , examines y rehabilitaciones, estoy muy agradecida por la oportunidad que me estas dando para afrontar esta enfermedad, no importa la cantidad, un dolar , un peso si hace la diferencia, que Dios te bendiga


My name is Karla Contreras I am 40 years old and during this time through my 40 years I have enjoyed my life.  Every step of my life and all my experiences, life has made me the woman I am today.  I feel my life has been complete, these 18 years of my marriage has been marvelous.  My husband and I have been blessed with 2 incredible children.  My oldest child is 13 years old, her name is Andrea and my youngest child is 6 years old and his name is Andre.  Along with my husband and both my children, they have been my motivation, my energy and my strength in all that I do in my life.  I enjoy and will always love classical music, I love enjoying the outdoors, and love watching my family having the same passion as I do.  One of my passions is helping others in any way possible.  Its important to me to always be active in my church and doing so strengthens my faith.  I have been blessed to be able to share my gifts and the opportunity to teach music is something that fills my heart and I enjoy doing it and beyond blessed but unfortunately, I will have to leave my work because I recently found out that I have breast cancer.  Its a very hard time for myself and for my family and things are going to change and dramatically.  The lump in my breast is growing at a rapid pace and I have been told by my Doctors that it needs to be removed immediately.  My life perspective has changed completely.  I see life more than anything as a necessity because I have 2 beautiful children that need me, now more than ever I want to live and grow old next to my husband and enjoy watching my children grow  and witness each of their accomplishments.  At the most difficult time in my life I do not have my family near me to be able to feel their support and to be here to help me.  The majority of my family are in Mexico and it feels like they are worlds away from me.  I know that when an illness knocks at your door all difficulties that happen in your life and all obstacles come at you at once and they become even harder when you do not have insurance to be able to help with Medical costs.  I don't have the means to be able to do this on our own.  At this time I turn to the Psalms Ch.23 vs 4.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadows of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  I have faith that our God can work a miracle in my life and I am pleading for your help.  We are praying that all of those that are reading can find it in their hearts to help myself and my family.  We find ourselves in financial hardship and don't know how we are going to pay for medical bills and treatments that will take place after my surgery.  I am also worried about how things are going to go during this time since I need my husband by my side helping me with our children.  Every little bit helps, your donations will help with basic needs that are necessities in our daily lives.  Your donations will also help me have a little bit stress free so that I can recover, God willing.  I am praying that they will be able to remove this poison I have in my body that is Cancer.  They will be removing my breast and recovery is all in Gods hands and with your help I will be able to get to our goal in keeping my family safe, calm and to be able continue our lives if God chooses so for me.  I need you, my family in Christ more than ever my life is in the hands of God and those that are able to help.  I thank you all in advance for even your prayers.  May our Lord continue to bless you.  

Karla y Pepe Piedra
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Fundraising team: Stronger together against Cancer (2)

Karla-Pepe Piedra 
Organizer
Raised $5,514 from 52 donations
Glendale, AZ
Diana Velazquez 
Team member
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