Amy's fight against cancer

When I first met  Amy while working at a local gym she was known as the woman that "had" breast cancer.  What most did not know is that she is still fighting her battle every single day...

Before I had the pleasure of getting to know Amy, she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Meta Plastic breast cancer on 11/30/2007 while pregnant.  While she was still pregnant, in December of 2007 she had a mastectomy and started chemotherapy in January  of 2008. 

Her son Logan was born on May 1, 2008 thankfully without any complications.  Shortly after Logan was born she started back on chemotherapy and also radiation.

She was in remission for about a year when her cancer came back on her chest wall and diaphragm.  At first the chemotherapy would help the tumors go away completely,  allowing her to take a break from chemo for a few months until they would return again.  For the past few years the chemo is only shrinking them to around 2-3cm and causes her to be in extreme pain more frequently.  The tumors are growing more rapidly to around 6cm during the short periods she is allowed to get a break from her chemo treatments.  Chemotherapy is no longer shrinking her tumors completely, only "maintaining" them.

Amy is not only a Mom, but she is retired from the sheriffs department and a bada$$ CrossFitter and weightlifter.  She started CrossFit in 2009 and only took a break when her cancer came later that year.  She has since returned and she feels it not only helps keep her mind and body strong but the support system in the community is incredible.  Amy has come into the gym after her worst days of chemotherapy and still managed to push herself through a workout.  She has been such a huge inspiration to myself and many others.

Amy would like to try alternative medical treatments under the supervision of her doctors but simply can not afford these treatments.  I, along with some of her other friends and family would like to help Amy through her journey.  She has been through so much mentally and physically but you would never know until you really get to know her. Any donations made to Amy will be used towards her treatment and any other expenses incurred during that time.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read her story.32995154_1537043698897795_r.jpeg32995154_1537043806234298_r.jpeg32995154_1537043900631927_r.jpeg32995154_1537044001521885_r.jpeg32995154_1537044143548236_r.jpeg

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Rhiannon Urban 
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • Michelle Nakamura 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Meredith Nolen 
    • $20 
    • 20 mos
  • Shannon Hastings 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
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Organizer

Chrystal Chatter 
Organizer
Chesapeake, VA
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