Heidi battling cancer

$3,385 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 22 months
Vannessa Powell
on behalf of Heidi Powell
 RIVERTON, WY
Heidi Powell has recently been diagnosed with rectal cancer. It has taken several trips to Denver Colorado, and outstanding medical expenses. Which has caused hardship on the family.
Those of you who know Heidi, know that she is an active member of the community. Anywhere from coaching children sports to being on the 4-H Council- to then running any 5K that would support our community. Heidi worked for the Riverton memorial hospital and then transferred over to the Department of family services ten years ago. Heidi also works at Teton Athletic Club as a spinning and Zumba instructor. We know that she has a positive and upbeat personality, and would do anything for anyone!! On December 19th of 2016 Heidi went in for a routine colonoscopy and at that time they found a rectal tumor. On December 22nd Heidi was diagnosed with Rectal cancer. Heidi has been traveling to lander, to undergo chemo and radiation treatments, has had several trips to Denver to meet with her surgeons. Then on April 3rd of 2017 Heidi went in for surgery, where they removed her rectum, colon, left vaginal wall, lymph nodes, and several inches of her intestines. Which has left her with a lifetime colostomy. Heidi's Journey is not complete yet, and they went to place her port for her next round of chemo they punctured her lung, causing her to stay in the hospital for five days. Heidi is still facing six months of aggressive chemo therapy. Heidi has yet to lose her hair, as it is one of her biggest fears! But has been told to start looking in to purchasing a few wigs! As all of you know her, it's very hard for her to ask for help! But as of right now that's what she could really use!!
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Heidi’s journey is not quite over. In October she was life flighted to Denver for an obstructed bowel. When in surgery they found several hernia’s resulting in another surgery. On December 4th Heidi went in for a routine CT scan just to check the lungs and make sure nothing was going on. They discovered that the cancer has metastasized to her lungs resulting in stage four Colo-Rectal cancer. Heidi and Chad are currently traveling to Denver for second opinions on treatment, it does appear as though she will be having four more months of a different chemo cocktail starting next week. We are still in deliberation as to whether she will need surgery or biopsies at this point in time. Please keep Heidi in your prayers.
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Heidi Powell was diagnosed with rectal cancer back in December 2016 through the year she has went through chemo treatments, radiation treatments and too many surgeries to name, she had some complications in October and was life lighted to Denver for obstructed bowl, then December she went in for a routine CT scan and they had found out that her cancer had metastasized to her lungs causing stage four colo-rectal cancer in her lungs. Heidi is a fighter, but due to outstanding medical bills and all the travel that she has coming up in the next year we are looking for any help possible! ❤️
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Darci Torgerson
22 months ago

Hang in there my friend you got this!!! Luv you!

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Shannon Peterson
22 months ago

You never Know How strong your are, Until being strong is the only choice you have! You got this sissy!! love you!

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Lynnette Herrick
22 months ago

Stay strong lil sis god nows you have suffered so much !! I hope people help a lil !!you are my hero!!!

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$3,385 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 22 months
Created May 21, 2017
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$20
Misty Irvine
15 months ago

Prayers for healing!

$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
$100
Dawn Musselman-Sorg
15 months ago

Love ya girl! You got this!

$100
Dawn Musselman-Sorg
21 months ago

Love you Heidi!

Darci Torgerson
22 months ago

Hang in there my friend you got this!!! Luv you!

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Shannon Peterson
22 months ago

You never Know How strong your are, Until being strong is the only choice you have! You got this sissy!! love you!

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Lynnette Herrick
22 months ago

Stay strong lil sis god nows you have suffered so much !! I hope people help a lil !!you are my hero!!!

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