Help Danielle Continue to Fight
Dear family and friends - A year ago this month Danielle finished the very aggressive chemotherapy treatment for her diagnosed stage 4 breast cancer. Thankfully she was able to resume her normal daily work and activities, keeping at bay the tumors in her body with daily hormone therapy treatment, a monthly injection to block the production of estrogen, weekly blood tests, and CT and/or PET scans every three months. Her last PET scan done this past week (Monday, July 30th.) reveals the tumor in her breast has substantially grown again. Just when we thought her chemo days were over, her medical oncologist has indicated Danielle needs to start chemotherapy again as soon as next Tuesday, August 7th. Danielle has been able to maintain health insurance and hopefully will continue to work as long as she is able, but depending on the side effects of the new chemo, she may have to take time off from work without pay, making co-payments for medical procedures and financial responsibilities an eminent hardship in the next six months during her chemo treatment. Danielle is a fighter and a strong woman; she supports herself and has even picked up a part-time job on the weekends to make ends meet, but with this new challenging fork on the road, I once again would request your kind generosity in helping Danielle’s continued fight for her young life against this monster inside her. Thank you everyone for your thoughtfulness, support and most of all the prayers for Danielle. May God’s Peace be with you always. Danielle's Mom.+ Read More
Hello everyone - It's been a couple of months since my last update on Danielle's chemo treatments and overall health. Well I am so happy and thankful to report that there is great news to be shared!!!! Danielle had a follow up PET scan a few weeks ago and her doctor reported that her scan results looked very good. Everything looks better and the breast mass, lymph nodes and liver lesions have decreased, and they look less active on the PET scan which is a good sign, and the number of liver lesions have decreased as well. Please continue to pray for Danielle as I know the prayers and loving thoughts are uplifting and giving her the courage to continue to fight! Thank you.
Dear friends - A quick update on Danielle's chemo treatments progress. As a result of her self-administering injections to boost/increase her white blood cells count the week before she receives chemo, she has been able to keep up with the treatment schedule. Her last blood work before treatment was Monday (9/17) followed by chemo yesterday (9/18). She said drawing her blood now has become very painful and it is quite hard to find her veins because they keep collapsing. During her chemo treatment she also had a consultation with her medical oncologist, Dr. Kwan and asked about having a port put in to receive the chemo through it, as well as having blood drawn from the port. Dr. Kwan is making a referral to have the port procedure done, and ordering a brain MRI because Danielle is complaining of having headaches. She also said chemo was a bit rough (although I'm sure it was more than just "a bit" , but Danielle has a high tolerance for pain and hardly ever complains). There is also a very good deal of news to share..... TUMOR MARKERS ARE DOWN!!!!! Thank goodness and thank you for your continued prayers and for keeping abreast with Danielle's journey. Please continue to share this fund campaign with your friends and family. God's Speed.
Hello friends - Danielle had another little set back. Before receiving chemo treatments, she has blood work done. On Tuesday when she was scheduled for her treatment, and after the blood test results came back, it showed that her white blood cells count was extremely low, therefore she could not receive the chemo treatment that day. Her doctor prescribed injections for three days to boost and improve her white blood cells, which she has given herself in the stomach. Hopefully that will help increase the white blood cells by the next chemo date so that she may receive her much needed treatments. Please continue to keep Danielle in your thoughts and prayers.