Help Rachel Battle Lymphoma
Rachel is an amazing mom to Nora, who will be 2 in December, and a loving wife to Cody. They have been married for 3 years and bought their first home in Gorham last year. They have a beautiful life together and will hopefully look back on this battle as a small part of their story.
Although Rachel and I are 8 years apart, we are so close. As her older sister, I wish I could take this for her. Rachel has always been determined and I know she will fight this with everything she has.
The initial shock of the diagnosis has set in and now comes the hard work of fighting this battle. Rachel met with her oncologist this week and will begin chemotherapy just after Thanksgiving. We are thankful to God that her cancer was detected in the early stages and she has been given a very positive prognosis by her oncologist. Throughout the course of her treatment, she will likely experience fatigue, nausea, and hair loss among other side effects. Along with the emotional struggle, they are also facing many appointments, doctor’s bills and medical expenses.
Please consider helping Rachel and Cody through this journey by making a donation on their behalf.
Cody and I continue to be overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the love and support we continue to receive. We can't express the comfort and encouragement that we feel each time someone reaches out, donates, or prays for us. The financial support that we continue to receive is incredible and we thank each and every person who has donated and/or taken the time to organize events for us. Yesterday, we received the results of my pet scan. We learned that the cancer is not in the early stages as we had previously thought. It is in my bones and now considered stage IV. We are thankful that the prognosis for stage IV Hodgkin's is still good and although we don't understand why this is happening, we trust in God and know that He works all things for good. We humbly ask for continued prayers as we settle into our new reality and start treatment tomorrow. Thank you all.
-Rachel & Cody
Prayers for quick healing and strength on behalf of myself and the rest of the Maine Forest Ranger family!
My thoughts and prayers are still with Rachel and the family too. Thanks for the update.
Praying for you Rachel to stay strong and faith and for your family.