I LOVE LIFE, and our sweet life sure does have its ups and downs and all arounds. Here is my story. I would love your prayers, support, and help any way you can.
My world was going awesome with an amazing husband and two lovable children who are 12 and 9 now. I had a good job and nice house with the thoughts of building a new place to call our own. But things took a Great Big spin, and on June 18, 2015, I received a diagnoses that I never thought would happen to ME. The news from my doctor was, “The results are in, and I’m sorry to say it’s positive. YOU HAVE stage III breast cancer.” I was numb for so so long and wondered how can this be. NO ONE in my family has had cancer, and I am only 35 years old. It really stung to know I was the start of that ugly statistic in our family line. For a while, I cried more about that than the actual cancer. But I gathered my composure and pressed forward. My husband and I gathered a lot of information during several scary doctor visits and heavy burdensome decisions. We decided to go the holistic route. YES, that is out of the box, and so many questioned our decision, but I had a deep desire within me guiding me the entire process. GOD IS MY GREAT PHYSICIAN.
Moving forward, my cancer was reversed in 9 months in March 2016!!!!! I was on top of the world and so excited to be free of this burden that takes so many lives. Life was good!
But, another storm came marching in not long after that spinning my life out of control once again. After months of torture to myself losing my husband through divorce, I once again gathered my composure and said there is more to life, and my two children are worth fighting for.
I went to my Oncologist for a biopsy in February 2017 to see if the cancer was still gone. It was NOT, and the breast cancer came back with vengeance and spread to the bones of my body. This was hard to hear, but I knew exactly what needed to be done. I did it once, I can do it again!!! I am strong, bold, capable, stubborn and so full of life that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I geared up and have been living a great quality of life up to last month (August 2018). My body was not doing well and started holding fluid retention. To me I see this as a great reward because it was my body telling me it’s time to do something different.
I dug deep, and I am currently seeing my Oncologist who has changed some things and also see a Doctor in Brentwood that administers IV Therapies three times a week. The cost in supplements, travel, actual IV treatments and seeing the doctor for follow ups are NOT covered by insurance. And my insurance deductible is $6K plus coinsurance cost and this has surpassed the limit this year with ER visits, CT scans, x-rays, bloodwork/labs and lots of doctor visits. Being a single mom with two kids and fighting a terminal cancer has been overwhelming but I know there are possibilities all around me.
Although I'm a full time employee, I have been out of work the last 4 weeks and anticipate being off longer until my stamina and strength returns, which means no income for the upcoming weeks.
Thank you so much for all your prayers. I prayer your heart leads you to donate and support me on my path to being cancer free again.
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