Our names are Elizabeth Erickson & Jennifer Erickson and we are raising money for our dear friend whom we love so very much, Tiffany Skalsky.
On September 16th, 2015 Tiffany faced one of the most difficult struggles in her life…She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This diagnosis came as a complete shock to her family and friends. At this point the only thing anyone could do is wait to learn about Tiffany’s diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. The fight had already started the day she learned this horrible news…Tiffany was determined to stay strong for her family.
In Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo clinic…Tiffany faced several tests and meetings with medical professionals. The MRI confirmed a 5cm mass of abnormal enhancement and enlarged lymph nodes with concerning for metastasis. Tiffany was diagnosed with stage 2/3 invasive ductal carcinoma. Tiffany had a port placed in her chest so she could receive chemotherapy and on November 13, 2015 chemotherapy started. Tiffany underwent bilateral mastectomies on May 3rd of 2016. On June 30th she began adjuvant radiation therapy to her right chest wall and lymph nodes. On August 3rd, Tiffany finished 25 fractions of radiation.
August 4, 2016…TIFFANY RANG THE BELL…feeling a sigh of relief…
On October 3, 2018, Tiffany was experiencing abdominal pain with vomiting and was seen at her local emergency room. A CT of the abdomen confirmed innumerable lesions in the liver and throughout the spinal cord. As you or anyone could imagine, this horrible news took her breath away. Surrounded by loved ones, Tiffany held her head high and realized it was fight #2. In her mind she is determined to fight and do everything she can for her two beautiful daughters, Aysia (15) and Abryana (3). Tiff packed her bags that night and was accompanied by one of her best friends, Steph & her step dad, Jerry.
October 4, 2018, she met with the Mayo staff. A biopsy of the liver and a PET scan was performed. Tiffany has been diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer, Malignant Neoplasm of the breast. PET scan confirmed the cancer has spread to her liver, both hip bones, and her spine. Chemotherapy has started. She will be traveling to Rochester to receive treatment weekly times two weeks, then one week off, then repeat until further notice. Another PET scan will be performed after the third round of chemo to see if the cancer has progressed.
We are asking for your help because Tiff supports her family by working as a hairstylist at her own salon, as a Balayage team instructor, and tends bar during concerts at the Armory in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, insurance will not cover hotel, gas, or mileage while being treated at he mayo. Tiff may or may not be able to work, it depends on how well she tolerates treatment. Chemotherapy has numerous side effects and can be both physically and emotionally draining. Tiff will need time to recover from invasive treatments as well as time to care for her two beautiful children. Your donations, support, and prayers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Elizabeth & Jennifer
*Upcoming Events to support Tiffany Marie Skalsky:
*Cancer Crush/ALS/Volleyball Fundraiser October 11th
*Project Athena Fundraiser-Boomtown October 21st 4-8pm
*Buy a shirt to show your support for Tiff and her family.
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