Several days later we received the news that no one wants to hear. At the young age of 56, the tumor removed from Roxy's brain is Cancer. The diagnosis is Glioblastoma (grade IV), which represents only 2% of cancers diagnosed in the United States. This type of cancer has cells that aggressively infiltrate and hide in healthy brain tissue, making complete removal impossible. Those factors make this type of tumor not curable. This type of tumor will try to regrow, but chemo and radiation therapy is the most effective way to limit and slow the growth. Roxy will now undergo an intense round of chemotherapy and radiation, combined with a combination of therapy, as she battles this cancer!
Despite the devastating news and several painful situations, Roxy is courageously fighting this disease with determination and grace! She inspires so many with such an optimistic attitude. Her strength is amazing and she has left us speechless by her profound bravery. Unfortunately, at this time Roxy is not able to return to work as she begins her treatment, thus, making it difficult to live on one income with no pay and increasing medical bills. Due to the financial hardship, the proceeds from your donation will benefit this incredible family with their medical expenses along with providing Roxy with the care needed to continue her fight against cancer.
We want to help this family and support them through this very difficult time! We are calling this rally “Radiant Roxy”. Roxy is a ray of sunshine, kind-hearted, positive, delightful and can easily bring a smile to your face. That is, Radiant Roxy! Please join us as we open our hearts to help this amazing family who is bound for a long journey.
For more information and to see Roxy's progress, please visit her Caring Bridge site at:
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