Sue's Fight to Beat Cancer

July 18, 2016-  During an operation to remove a cyst on Sue's kidney it was discovered that her kidney would need to be removed due to Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer).  The doctors assured us that, "They got everything and Sue has nothing to worry about." 

December 21, 2016 -  Sue was diagnosed with Stage Four Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer).  It was found that the cancer has spread to several areas in her bones, lungs and spine. 

This has been a very emotional journey for Sue and her family.  Shortly after the diagnosis Sue dropped much of her body weight, she was very weak and in a lot of pain. But she never stopped smiling and took every chance she could to see her grandchildren and be around the people she loves. 

As recent as August Sue began to put weight on, she began to feel better, have less pain, and amazes us all that she is able to climb the stairs at Swallow Cliff.  We received positive news from our most recent scan. It showed that the cancer was no longer present in her Lungs.  The path to healing has begun, but the fight is not over.  Sue still has her good days and her Bad days, but we are confident that we are on the correct path. 

After months and months of research and consultations with doctors she has been approved to receive the necessary treatments to continue her journey on beating this cancer. However, the financial burden is too great for our family to overcome alone. 

We are reaching out to all of our wonderful friends and family to try and help us raise the funds needed to help her continue treatment.

Even if you can’t spare any money, please spare a second and share our story in the hopes that others might be able to help.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and thank you for all the love and support.

~The Lathus Family 

  • Mark Placek 
    • $200 
    • 29 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 30 mos
  • Jim Williams 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Colleen MacLennan 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Michele Dunn Swain 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
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Sue-Vince Lathus 
Manhattan, IL
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