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Kate's Cancer Crushing Collection

$24,460 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 199 people in 22 months
Update Jan 19, 2018:

My journey continues into 2018, with chemotherapy possibly followed by radiation and ultimately a few more surgeries. I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to this campaign already, the support has helped me tremendously.

I have adjusted the goal on the campaign to cover yet another year's worth of medical bills. I plan to continue working as much as I can but there may be some weeks when that will not be possible.

I appreciate any support, financial or otherwise. And if you know any cat lovers please send them over to hauspanther.com!


Original Description Sept 26, 2017:

I believe that communities can help each other through all kinds of challenges, so I'm turning to my network of friends, family, and followers for a little help with my second battle against breast cancer.

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer, almost exactly four years after my first diagnosis and subsequent treatment. I was just starting to recover financially from the hit I took four years ago when the medical bills started piling up again.

Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon story, I know many of you have faced a similar situation or you know someone who has. I'm not in the worst place, I have decent health insurance, but I will need funds to cover deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses, plus I will need to take some time to recover from treatment. Even though I don't like to slow down, it will be necessary to take a breather.

I will be having a bi-lateral mastectomy in early November plus DIEP flap reconstruction, an extensive transplant surgery that requires microsurgery to reconnect the blood supply to the tissue flaps. I will be documenting my experience on my new website FelineSoFine.com. I invite you to follow along there if you are interested.

If I can reach the goal set in this campaign, I will be able to truly rest and get through the surgery so I can get back to business as usual as soon as possible afterward. I appreciate any support you can provide, financially or otherwise.
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Hello, everyone! I'm through surgery and recovering quite well. I posted all the details on the blog if you would like to read, here's the link: www.felinesofine.com/what-just-happened
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I just want to say thank you again to everyone for your incredible support! It is truly overwhelming to hear from so many of you -- those who I know so well and those who I've never met in person, but we are connected, probably through the world of cats.

These funds are a tremendous help to me during this time and they are going directly to the medical bills that have been piling up, as well as to purchasing things that are needed to prepare for surgery, like a recliner, special pillows, and garments that I will need post-surgery.

I believe that the financial stress related to having a disease like cancer can inhibit healing, so please know that your contributions to this campaign are a tremendous help in my path back to good health!
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