As you may know, Rochelle has been battling a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer over the past three years. The battle began in 2015 with a severely large ovarian cyst that grew rapidly over the course of a few weeks. After an ovary-removal surgery, the biopsied cyst tested positive for cancer, but it was at such early stages that she only required regular assessments at three month intervals. Although told she would likely be fine, they found another abnormal cyst on her remaining ovary a few months later. They immediately booked a hysterectomy, and after the results of the biopsy she was informed that she has stage two ovarian cancer that also affected her lymph nodes and abdominal wall. She required and soon began five challenging months of intensive chemotherapy. After completion of the treatment, we were hopeful Rochelle would return to her happy, healthy life; however, the doctors found two more tumours in her abdomen during a routine assessment a few months later. She began another round of chemotherapy in conjunction with Avastin, but in early January of this year she became very ill. What she originally thought was a common flu turned out to be further health complications caused by the spread of cancer. Shortly after, Rochelle was informed by her doctors that the treatments were not working and she was now too ill to continue with medical treatments. Only one month later, she is currently in critical condition.
Since many folks have asked how they may help Rochelle and her family in this difficult time, we have set up this account as one avenue to provide her and her family with support. Being sick is expensive. If possible, please consider donating to help Rita and Peter, Rochelle’s parents, to cover the costs of prescriptions, homeopathic medicine, hospital visits, and funeral expenses.
If you would like to hear more on Rochelle’s battle with cancer, please see her blog at the following link:
Thank you for your consideration in this difficult time.
- Danny and Kathy
- Johnny Moon
- Sebastian Dumbrava
- Aaron Milligan
Organizer and beneficiary
Saint Catharines, ON