Suzy's Medical and Emergency Fund

My dear friend, Suzanne Ballard, is going through a very difficult time and is in need of some help.  Suzy lost her husband, her farm, and her home several years ago, and since then she's struggled financially just to make ends meet. And quite often, that is impossible. Now she's faced with metastatic breast cancer that will require months of intensive treatment and recovery, and she'll have increased expenses that will create even more stress for her.  If many people can donate even a small amount, it will help Suzy through this difficult time and will help to ease the stress and worry that she's feeling.

In her own words, here is Suzy's explanation of what she's facing:

"I am so grateful to everyone for their generosity. I was hesitant to mention this before but I think it is time. The reason that I have the fracture in the vertebrae in my neck is because I have metastatic breast cancer that has spread to my spine and my hip. The vertebra has disintegrated to a degree and I will have to have a radiation treatments to try and shrink the tumor that's there. The good news about that is that radiation is very effective on this type of tumor and bone heals itself. So the neurologist said there was no reason for me to have any kind of invasive surgery. Another tip bit of good news is the fact that the cancer has not spread to any of my organs or soft tissues other than the original site of the breast tumor. This has all been a lot to take in a short period of time and it's pretty overwhelming but having friends that genuinely care as well as family that rocks my world in only the best of ways is helping tremendously. Again I thank you all from the very deep well of my heart.”

Our generosity can truly make a beautiful difference in Suzy's life.  This is an urgent situation, and what better time of year than the holiday season to show love and generosity for someone who's in dire need. Suzy is a dear friend to me and to many of you, so if you can, please donate.  Suzy will truly appreciate your generosity. Thank you so much!
  • Carole Harris 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Nancy Rhyne 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • edie surratt 
    • $70 
    • 44 mos
  • Catherine Scott 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Jane Swartz 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Janet Glover 
Russiaville, IN
Suzanne Ballard 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more