Shasta's Breast Cancer Fight

As some of you may know, my sister, Shasta, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year. (Triple Negative Grade 3 - Stage 3). Around that same time she had been planning on moving to Kalispell, MT with her boyfriend, Travis, where she accepted a wonderful job with her current company. Of course no one in their thirties plans on receiving the diagnosis that she did and those plans were put on hold. Since then, Shasta and Travis have taken numerous trips to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN working with top professionals in the field to take the best course of action. My strong and beautiful sister has endured 16 rounds of chemotherapy along with all of the nasty side effects that you can imagine. Thankfully, the chemo has done the trick and a once 15 cm cancerous mass in her left breast has shrunk down to 3 cm! Shasta has most recently had a lumpectomy done to remove the now residual mass along with 14 lymph nodes from her left armpit. She is by far the strongest women I have yet to know! The next step is for Shasta to undergo radiation and she will be closely monitored. 
We are so thankful to say that Shasta is now cancer free but by no means debt free. Medical treatments alone are extremely costly and that doesn't include the numerous hotel stays, food, and gas for the trips to Rochester. We would be very appreciative of any donation to help cover some of these costs. This has been a hell of a year for my sister but I have not once heard her complain or ask 'why me'? She is a fighter and she is kicking cancer's ass! Please help show your support. We would be very grateful.
  • Jennifer Charbonneaux 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Tim Rouse 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Amy Bosch 
    • $75 
    • 37 mos
  • Kimberly Conlon  
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Patricia Yensel 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ashley Lynn Brackel 
Organizer
Spearfish, SD
Shasta Van Matre 
Beneficiary
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