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Elaine Villaver Get My CURE On!

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Raised by 108 people in 16 months
Created June 28, 2017
Hello, my name is Andrea "Nikki" Lim and I’m sharing this story about my dear friend Elaine who needs all our love and support.

Elaine Villaver is vivacious, charming, beautiful and wicked smar.  She is one of the kindest, most generous, big-hearted people you will ever meet.  To know her is to instantly fall in love with her, especially her contagious laugh and gorgeous smile.  She loves being with her family and friends and, super passionate about living life to the fullest.  Now she is in for the fight of her life and wants to kick cancer’s ass!!!

On March 21, 2017 Elaine's world changed in an instant.  She went in for a routine yearly mammogram and received a call the same day that she would need to come back in for a second screening, coupled with an ultra sound to remove any doubt of what could be suspicious calcifications seen on the original screening.  Nine days later, after a day of painful, intensive, invasive probing, Elaine was told the mass looked questionable and would need a biopsy.  

Going into the secondary screening she had a bad feeling and seeing the image from the ultrasound, she just knew she would be in for a life changing challenge. Another biopsy and mammogram were performed on April 3rd (so more painful procedures and emotional distress).  A week later, on April 10th Elaine received the diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma - Breast cancer.  WTH!

Managing a whirlwind of emotions and suddenly feeling very homesick since moving away from her hometown in Southern CA while living in New York City, she pulled herself together, heard two (2) separate opinions from surgeons of what course of actions should be taken regarding this tumor and had a very difficult decision to make. 

After feeling like a human science project having done more tests - MRI, genetic testing, additional MRI biopsy on her other breast for another suspicious lump (which thankfully turned out to be benign), 2 more mammograms - Elaine received best possible news that she could opt for the least invasive surgery.

Her surgery was performed on May 19th and she has been recovering as well as can be expected but the journey is far from over.  Elaine has actively done extensive research to find cancer treatment options to make sure only the best choices are explored and now it is time for her to receive post cancer treatment.  

This diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the biggest challenges Elaine has had to deal with in her life.   Besides handling the emotions of her situation and managing her cancer care research, she is now faced with a financial burden to receive the treatments she feels is best. 

Let's help Elaine get her CURE on!  Please consider helping Elaine out right now; she is starting her treatments as of June 29th.  She wants to fight not to just survive but to contine to live the full, energetic life she has lived thus far!   If you know her, you know she is a lively, outgoing, friendly woman who would be willing to help anyone in need.  This time it is Elaine who needs our help and support to kick cancer's ass!!  

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your time to read her story and journey with breast cancer.   

All my best,
Andrea
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Elaine had her third cancer treatment yesterday. This IV treatment was double the dosage of the one last week. It took over 2 hours for the entire treatment as Elaine was having trouble receiving the IV drip at a fast pace without feeling any pain to her arm where the needle was injected.
She is very thankful for the continued support from everyone near and far in her life, and even from those she has never even met! You are all wonderful. Please keep spreading the word. Share this link and help Elaine #beatcancer !!
Staying positive with all smiles! :)
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Thank you so much again to everyone who has donated so far! We appreciate your generosity and kindness. Please feel free to spread the word and share this link.

Elaine still needs our help to be able to get all of the treatment she needs.

Attached is a typical morning for Elaine as far as supplement and cancer fighting food intake. She is doing what she can that's in her control to make sure she stays cancer free. The non-invasive alternative treatments she wants to receive will help her even more to remain a cancer survivor.

In health, healing and gratitude <3
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Elaine is currently receiving her first IV treatment! She's on the way to recovery. Thank you so much again to all of you who have donated, shared this link, and sent positive vibes and prayers. Your kindness is appreciated! ❤
First IV treatment!
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This morning started with fasting since midnight last night for Elaine. She is getting a lot of tests done to see how her immune system is functioning. 20 vials worth of blood this morning was needed to submit samples for all of these tests.
20 vials of blood drawn today fr Elaine
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Raised by 108 people in 16 months
Created June 28, 2017
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