Rhonda's battle with Breast Cancer!

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Raised by 98 people in 42 months
My wife Rhonda was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer back in october. Since then she has had chemo treatments and a mastectomy. Rhonda saw her surgical oncologist, Dr. DeMore for a follow up after her mastectomy. She also saw and consulted with her oncologist, Dr. Giordano, to discuss further treatment. Dr. DeMore reports Rhonda is healing great and one drainage was removed. Dr. DeMore discussed the pathology report and noted Rhonda's margins were clear. Which is great news...she reported the mass they removed was 10cm...she also removed 24 lymph nodes (22 showed cancerous cells)...they both reminded us that Rhonda's cancer is aggressive but they are certain they removed all cancer that was detected during surgery. Since there is always a chance cancer cells are lingering, they want her to continue with her treatment plan...chemo and radiation to ensure any lingering cells are destroyed...as of now, Rhonda will have 2 more rounds of red devil (AC)...then she will have 4-6 chemo treatments of another chemo cocktail that has proven to work well with Triple Negative Breast cancer!

Then radiation...then reconstructive surgery!

Again...she is taking this one day/week at a time! We are thankful the mass and cancer are gone...and ready to tackle any lingering cells! Continue to pray for Rhonda, myself, and our4 boys! We continue to be overwhelmed by all the love, support, and prayers! Any and all donations to help us ease the burden of this continued battle are very very much appreciated! !!!

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i want to thank everyone for your kindness during this terrible time in our lives. please continue to pray for my boys as we begin our very difficult transition. thank you again and god bless you.
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This is Lacee with an update on Rhonda and her family...
Rhonda was taken to MUSC this past week , due to a scan performed at her local hospital, showing a large mass near her lung causing her difficulty in breathing. Leading up to last week, she had not been able to receive chemo in several weeks due to hemoglobin and platelet counts being off. Rhonda had began to swell in her arms and legs along with extreme shortness of breath. Once at MUSC, they reviewed the scans and performed some other tests. Several teams of doctors met together and then met with Rhondas family and close friends. We met with a 27 year old doctor named Dr. Carley Anderson this past Thursday who was absolutely remarkable with the family. Dr. Anderson explained how TNBC is very , very aggressive and due to that the mass had grown significantly large in a short amount of time. Due to the size of the mass, it was putting pressure on her heart and lungs, making it difficult for Rhonda to breathe. She explained that chemo would not be an option due to the platelets being low and more harm than good and radiation could not be given due to the fact that the mass being so close to the heart. Surgery to remove the mass was mentioned but due to the location it could be fatal and if surgery was successful not sure if Rhondas lungs would be strong enough to come off of ventilator. This was tough for everyone knowing that there were 4 boys who were counting on their mother. Johnny and Rhonda met with the oldest 3 boys later that afternoon and each of them were told the situation at that point. They have surrounded their mother continuously since hearing this news and we have all turned it over to prayer and Jesus Christ. The family,along with options from Dr. Anderson,thought it was best to move Rhonda to the Hospice House in Georgetown so she could have quality time with her family and friends. Johnny is the only income that family has at this time. There are 4 boys that love their mother dearly and need to spend this time with her as well as her husband. Johnny is having to leave the Hospice House and this treasured time to go to work and Rhonda doesn't like this but she knows that this has to be done in order to pay the bills. Please if possible... Show your support and help this family remain together during this time. A price tag can't be put on these days, to this family its everything they have at this time..... Please continue to pray for Rhonda, Johnny and most importantly the four boys who love their mom.
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It's been a while since I posted an update on Rhonda so here goes. Since her mastectomy on her right breast Rhonda had a spot come back on her right side in the area where her breast was. It waso determined that it was cancer and she has undergone 3 weeks of aggressive radiation with her last treatment coming this Monday the 4th of may. She has also been taking a pill firm of chemo along with the radiation. The combination of the two have made her very tired and feeling bad. She is a trooper and has been coping with it as best she can. Once she is done with the radiation she will have scans done to see how well the radiation has done and will start intravenous chemo again next week. As always your prayers are very much appreciated, please keep them coming. Thanks!!!
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Since Rhonda's surgery she has had 2 more of the "red devil" AC chemo treatments. She has done well with the chemo treatments , but the shot she has to take the day after treatment makes her feel miserable at times. She will now begin a new round of chemo that will be 6 treatments, followed by her 6 weeks of radiation (5 days a week). Then 4 months after radiation is complete she will have her other breast removed and have reconstructive surgery! We ask that you keep us all in your prayers. Thank you for all the love and support that has been shown to our family in these trying times.
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Katrina Gause
41 months ago

If you have FSA or HSA funds, you can use this money to help pay for your trips. I just had a double masectomyv to prevent cmacwr because I am at a high risk. Seek dr Hahm for the best reconstruction. Praying for you.

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Clark Carter
41 months ago

Dear Rhonda and family, we are certainly praying for you! I live in Goose Creek, about 20 minutes or so from Mt. Pleasant. If you every need a place to stay when you guys are down for treatment, send me a message on Facebook. We have a spare bedroom that you are welcome to use. I am an alum from WA and my mom still lives in Kingstree. We WA people need to stick together. We will pray for you. If you need anything, let us know.

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Becky Powell
32 months ago

We're praying for your family.

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Lori Murray
32 months ago

Continued prayers for your family.

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32 months ago

My prayers are with you.

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Mark & Kathy Griffin
32 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Just remember, God is so good! He is in the miracle business.

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David & Lisa Cannon
32 months ago

Praying for your family.

Katrina Gause
41 months ago

If you have FSA or HSA funds, you can use this money to help pay for your trips. I just had a double masectomyv to prevent cmacwr because I am at a high risk. Seek dr Hahm for the best reconstruction. Praying for you.

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Clark Carter
41 months ago

Dear Rhonda and family, we are certainly praying for you! I live in Goose Creek, about 20 minutes or so from Mt. Pleasant. If you every need a place to stay when you guys are down for treatment, send me a message on Facebook. We have a spare bedroom that you are welcome to use. I am an alum from WA and my mom still lives in Kingstree. We WA people need to stick together. We will pray for you. If you need anything, let us know.

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