Help Karla Kick Cancer....Again

$6,260 of $10k goal

Raised by 68 people in 20 days
Amy Dennis  PARKER, CO
Karla is the type of woman that is loved by all of us that are lucky enough to know her.  Recently, we've asked ourselves, "Why Karla?"  Karla and Clay have faced and overcome so much in the past few years – nobody deserves all of the struggles that life has thrown their way. They will overcome this as well, but this journey is just beginning. Her health problems in the last few years have created severe financial difficulties, which is why we created this fund for them. Here is her story:

 

Karla and her husband Clay spent years trying to have children and were finally blessed with twins in 2013. She developed severe preeclampsia during her pregnancy and had to deliver the twins prematurely. The pregnancy and delivery took a toll on her and she almost did not survive.

 

2015 brought the first cancer diagnosis: triple negative breast cancer.  After a lumpectomy, double round of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, she was in remission. 

 

In December of 2016, Karla suffered a traumatic eye injury that left her without sight in one eye and a possible need for a cornea transplant in the future. While recovering from her eye injury, she was admitted to the hospital for a compressed lung due to fluid buildup.  The fluid was tested and the diagnosis was grim - Stage 4 lung cancer - the breast cancer had metastasized to her lung. 

 

Karla is a graphic designer and has been unable to work more than a few hours per day due to her eye injury, and both she and her husband have exhausted their vacation and sick time. The pair are struggling to balance the twin's needs, Karla's treatments, and the deluge of incoming medical bills. They need the love and support of others now more than ever.
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Update 2
Posted by Amy Dennis
5 days ago
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Karla has visited the Cancer Center of America and there is a lot of news to share. The surgeons removed a large portion of the tumor to be sent off for testing and put in a stent so that the fluid in her lung can be drained. The tumor has been bleeding since then and as a result she had to have a blood transfusion last week to boost her blood count. She also began a three day round of radiation today. The treatment is to damage/kill the tumor enough to stop the bleeding to her lung pleura that has to be drained daily.

The pathology showed that what Karla is dealing with is triple negative metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the lung. That means it is still breast cancer...just that has spread to her lung.

Keep up the positive thoughts and prayers as The American Cancer Center develops their recommended treatment plan. We hope for her to have as much information as possible when she decides what is the best course of action for herself.

Please continue to share this page. We are past the half way point to our goal for her! Thank you to all who have donated and shared!! You guys are amazing!
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Update 1
Posted by Amy Dennis
14 days ago
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Good News! Karla received the results of her PT scan last week and the cancer has not spread to any other areas! Karla will be visiting The Cancer Centers of America in Tulsa for a second opinion. Please continue to share this page as well as send positive thoughts and prayers to her and her family.
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$6,260 of $10k goal

Raised by 68 people in 20 days
Created March 7, 2017
SS
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Sarah Swanstrom
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JB
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Jenn B
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FD
$80
Felicia Daniel
2 days ago
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Love you Karla! This is what my Etsy store raised this week for you!!!

$50
Judy Jackson
2 days ago
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KK
$50
Kristi King
3 days ago
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Friends with Ann, had the pleasure of meeting all of you for her October 2015 fundraiser. Phuck cancer.

SK
$50
Srdjana Kurevija
3 days ago
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Mary Jo Smith
4 days ago
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JM
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Jessica Monroe
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KM
$100
Karen McWee
4 days ago
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SM
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Sherry Mounsey
8 days ago
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