(A brief history for those who don't know..)
Ursula was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 at the young age of 27 at which time she endured a mastectamy, radiation and chemotherapy. For over a decade it seemed she was cancer free and out of the woods. Then in January of 2013, Ursula went to the doctor regarding neck pain and it was then discovered the cancer had returned affecting multiple areas of her body. Neck surgery was necessary to replace several vertebrae which had virtually disintegrated followed by radiation treatment. Eventually it was also discovered in her brain and again radiation was necessary. ("They microwaved my brain!" - Ursula). A healthy plant based diet and naturopathic remedies of every kind were introduced. Along with treatments with her oncologist, we had been able to keep the cancer under control. However, that suddenly changed over the last few months. The cancer has stopped responding to previous treatments and has become hyper aggressive. As a last resort, her oncologist is now conducting chemotherapy (yuck).
She started chemo for the second time in her life, December 15, 2014. She is a beautiful 41 years young. The cost of her treatment plan is enormous. Even with insurance the out of pocket expenses for us are over $1000 a month. So far we've been able to manage it alone for the last 2 years but we've now come to the point where asking for financial help is necessary.
Please contribute what you can and share this link with everyone you can. We love all of our friends and family and realize that times are tight for everyone, but I believe in our network of loved ones. If you know Ursula personally then I'm sure you want to hold on to her for as long as possible like I do. Thank you, and happy holidays.
P.S. I'll be posting updates on her progress periodically and on Facebook (yuck!).
- Mojgan Kafaei-holm
- Elizabeth Love
- Julie Naylor
- Jeremy Reed
- Pamela Paws
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