Help Julia Beat Cancer
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After a successful lumpectomy this spring, Julia's tumor was removed. Upon further analysis, her cancer was re-diagnosed as Ewing's Sarcoma. This is a very rare cancer that grows in bones and soft tissues around bones, such as cartilage or the nerves. It trypically occurs in children and young adults, and is highly uncommon for adults. Julia's sarcoma was located on her chest wall, and because of its location, it was originally diagnosed as breast cancer.
Because of the new diagnosis, Julia will have to continue chemotherapy. The new medication administered during her chemo may affect her fine motor skills and may cause numbness to her hands. She's usually very exhausted after chemo treatments and requires help with her children.
Julia and Chris were traveling to Manhattan for each round of chemo (chemo is now administered closer to Julia's home). Parking and their hotel cost about $1,000 each trip when they have to come down to NYC. Your donation will help to cover those travel expenses, lost wages, and medical expenses not covered by insurance.
If you would prefer to donate via PayPal, you may send donations directly to Julia's email address,
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In November 2016, my future sister-in-law Julia was diagnosed with metaplastic breast cancer (click the link for specific information). This type of breast cancer is extremely rare and agressive, and it accounts for fewer than 1% of all breast cancers. Treatment for this cancer is tricky as it can have metastasis (when the cancer has spread beyond the breast).
Julia is a wife and a mother to three children. Her diagnosis is a shock to us all.
Julia will be starting three rounds of chemo soon. Her tumor is very large (around 5-6cm), and it is attached to the chest wall. She will be reassessed after her first round of chemo to see if her tumor is shrinking. If chemo is unsucessful, she will have surgery. Post surgery, she will need radiation every day for six weeks. Her treatment will most likely continue until June 2017.
Julia and her family live in Poughkeepsie, NY. Because she is being treated by experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, NY, her travel expenses are upwards of $50 per day. Each day Julia travels to New York City for treatment, she and her husband Chris are unable to work. Your donation would not only cover their travel expenses, they would also cover their lost wages.
Julia has already had multiple ultrasounds, biopsies, MRIs, and a PET scan. Your donation will also help to cover the cost of any treatment her insurance will not cover.
If you would prefer to donate via PayPal, send donations directly to Julia's email address: Mav510@msn.com
Thank you all for reading and considering Julia's long road ahead. PLEASE help spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and family.
Here are some photos of Julia and her beautiful family:
Because of the new diagnosis, Julia will have to continue chemotherapy for the next six to seven months. The new medication administered during her chemo may affect her fine motor skills and may cause numbness to her hands.
Julia and Chris travel to Manhattan for each round of chemo. Parking and their hotel cost about $1,000 each trip. Your donation will help to cover travel expenses, lost wages, and medical expenses not covered by insurance.
I see so much beauty in your eyes and and that comes from within. I have always commented on the beauty your mother carries with her everyday, no matter her situation or her pain. It is obvious that you are her daughter. I too am a former bald-woman and those were some of the best and proudest days of my life. Grant it, it was very hard having to watch it fall out, shave the rest and wait for it to come in. I think the hardest for me was we=hen I lost my eyelashes. I felt no glamour or prettiness then - I truly felt ugly. But then I realized that the demon I was fighting was losing- -that meant that I was WINNING ! I bought a book (that I still read today when I am feeling down and need a real pick-me-up) "Not Now I'm Having a No Hair Day: "by Christine Clifford. I also wore the saying on a pin and hats every day at work. Yes, I was sick - too sick to want to remember, but I was also Blessed and strong in my faith. You have people from places you have never heard of, just as I did. People praying for you and you WILL beat this. Some days feel like it is time to just give up and then you see those three little faces and Mom and you think, I CAN do this - and you will. Many Blessings and God's Peace...I love you because you are my Carol's daughter and I love you because you are my sister-in-C. When this is all over and you are victorious. Share your story, be a voice for others, Praise God in His infinite Glory that He brought you through - stronger for the battle. Much Love and Many Hugs xoxox
I try my best to look thru each donation. There are so many people who are family friends... friends of friends...anonymous donations...co-workers of many people... Etc I am Julia's Mother ... she is my precious Jule she is my life my heart and soul... I could not thank each and everyone of you more .... please keep her in your prayers With Appreciation Love Julia's Mom Carol Elia
I am so very greatful and most appreciative of the out pour of support love and continued donations Family Friends And a lot more from sharing My Daughter's GoFundMe site I thank you with all my love, Julia's Mom, Carol Please continue to Pray for My Beautiful Daughter and Share her GoFundMe post God Bless You All