This page has been created by Stephanie’s friends and family. Stephanie Stewart continues to battle cancer and she needs your support, prayers, and love. The intention of this account is to help relieve Stephanie of some of the financial burden she is experiencing while battling this disease.
Stephanie Stewart is a 38-year-old single mother to her 14 year old daughter, Myka. Stephanie spent the 2nd half of 2013 in and out of the hospital battling numerous intestinal infections. In November of that year, doctors found a large tumor in her colon and a ruptured cyst in her ovary. This lead to a hysterectomy and removal of 90% of her colon. Stephanie was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. Stephanie started chemotherapy and went for treatment every other week for the next six months. She kicked butt and was told she was cancer free in August 2014.
In November 2016, Stephanie felt what she thought was a hernia along with a sore spot in her ribs and set up an appointment with her surgeon. In December, she was told that her cancer was back, but this time was in her stomach and her liver. Stephanie once again started her every other week chemo treatment. In October 2017, Stephanie had to take a leave of absence from her position as a Special Education Teacher at Lee Middle School. A short while later, after a trip to MD Anderson, she started a new chemo regime in hopes to kill this horrific disease. At a return trip to Houston last week, Stephanie learned that the chemo was no longer working and the cancer is continuing to grow and has now moved to her lungs. Last week, a spot also came available in an Immunotherapy Trial and doctors feel this would be a good fit for her. She will return to MD Anderson this week to undergo tests to see if she is a candidate for the trial. PRAYERS SHE QUALIFIES AS A CANDIDATE AND PRAYERS INSURANCE WILL HELP PAY FOR THIS TREATMENT!!!
Stephanie is truly a shining star. She is a fantastic and genuine, caring friend. She is the life of the party and always makes the best of every situation. She is super tough on the outside and a sweet, caring woman on the inside. She is an outstanding mother, teacher, and friend.
After Stephanie had to resign from her position as a teacher, her insurance costs skyrocketed. The financial burden of medical bills and no stream of income right now is quite overbearing. If she accepted into this trial, she will be making trips to Houston every few weeks which will just add even more to expenses. The stress of just trying to get better is more than enough. Any money donated is greatly appreciated and will help towards medical bills and living expenses.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this SUPER WOMAN. Thank you for keeping her in your prayers and your continued support!!