The Zalee Harris Cancer Project

$1,230 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 43 months
Over the years, Zalee had encountered difficulties with her health, including appendicitis, high blood pressure, diabetes, adrenal gland, and tumors. Thoughout it all, she continues to love and support her family as well as act as an advocate in local and state policy. She is well known by those who make decisions for our county and has served in many capacities and on several committees. 
Two weeks after her brother passed in June, Zalee felt a painful lump in her breast. In August, she was diagnosed with cancer in her breast. Zalee opted for a bilateral (both breasts) removal which occurred in September.


Although the surgery went well, the recovery did not. Zalee experienced severe fluid build up that opened her stitches. Chemotherapy was postponed until she was healed. She developed lymphedema and infection. She was in a lot of pain. 
Zalee was given a medication to put her in menapause in order to slow the cancer growth until she healed, and could begin chemotherapy. She is now past the deadline to begin aggressive therapy but she's not yet healed.  From the surgery in September until now, Zalee has had several emergency room visits for surgery complications. She's had drainage tubes removed, stitches repacked, multiple bacterial infections from open wounds, and more. Finally, on December 17 and 18, Zalee went in the hospital to have the power ports installed to prepare to  begin chemotherapy. She received her first session of lymphedema therapy with compression garments. Now she waits for the doctors to confirm that she has healed enough to begin cancer treatment. Throughout this process, her husband remains her sole caregiver, 24 hours a day. Since neither have been able to work, they are struggling to prevent foreclosure on the family home. They lack sufficient funds to tackle the house and her health.
 She needs our personal, spiritual and financial support. Please give to help her family in this time of need.

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Funds have trickled in but the bills keep on coming. Please reconsider your possible support to Zalee as she continues her battle. This loving couple of patient and full-time care giver continue to need your blessings in prayer and in financial support. Thanks to all who have contributed and prayed. We shall overcome!!
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Update: Zalee continues her chemotherapy. She has treatment for lymphodema twice a week, as well. After the last round of this first set of chemotherapy sessions, Zalee will return to the hospital for two more surgeries. Her husband continues to provide her care at home and wherever she needs it. He has sacrificed much and deserves kudos for all that he's done for his wife. All of his time and funds are focused on Zalee. Both he and Zalee could benefit from your generosity as they combat this horrible illness, together. Continue to forward this to all who know her. Solicit their help.

I'd like to send a special thanks to Jerry Stewart, Rita Bailey and Rev. McCall. I appreciate hearing from our former FDI family. Zalee invested years and effort to the business. Thanks for not forgetting her.
Thank you, all!
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And the battle continues, folks.
Updating her fight: Zalee has lost her hair, and struggles with nausea, diarrhea, numbness in her hands and feet, peeling skin and more! She has completed three treatments so far, in a 6 cycle, 3 week treatment process. When I called her today, her husband was in the hospital completing a procedure of his own.

They had been living on his retirement. He closed his annuities to pay for her medical bills, medicines and other things required to take care of his wife. He has been her sole caregiver through surgery recovery, wound care, lymphatic pain and therapy. And if this is not enough, Zalee is scheduled for two more surgeries this spring, after chemotherapy is completed. Major kudos to hubby!!! It's not been easy and it's not getting any easier. Those of you that either know the Harris' or know 'cancer' understand the constant struggle and lack of a 'time out'. Please continue to help them through funding, as we all keep them in our prayers. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!

Go to: http://www.gofundme.com/j8sssw to donate!!
For more information, please contact me: Maxine Swann on Facebook or email: the ladyswannn@gmail.com
Zalee, still beautiful!!
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And the battle continues, folks.
Updating her fight: Zalee has lost her hair, and struggles with nausea, diarrhea, numbness in her hands and feet, peeling skin and more! She has completed three treatments so far, in a 6 cycle, 3 week treatment process. When I called her today, her husband was in the hospital completing a procedure of his own.

They had been living on his retirement. He closed his annuities to pay for her medical bills, medicines and other things required to take care of his wife. He has been her sole caregiver through surgery recovery, wound care, lymphatic pain and therapy. And if this is not enough, Zalee is scheduled for two more surgeries this spring, after chemotherapy is completed. Major kudos to hubby!!! It's not been easy and it's not getting any easier. Those of you that either know the Harris' or know 'cancer' understand the constant struggle and lack of a 'time out'. Please continue to help them through funding, as we all keep them in our prayers. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!

Go to: http://www.gofundme.com/j8sssw to donate!!
For more information, please contact me: Maxine Swann on Facebook or email: the ladyswannn@gmail.com
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$1,230 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 43 months
Created December 23, 2014
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$25
Desiree Richardson
39 months ago

Praying for you Zalee....GOD can!!!!

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39 months ago
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39 months ago
SM
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Sharrarne Morton
42 months ago

My prayers are with Zalee and her family.

AS

Praying fervently & effectually!

JS
$50
Jerri Stewart
42 months ago

Zalee I am praying for you. I run a Crowdfunding myself and maybe when you feel better you may want to look at www.neverbrokeagainclub.com and www.fundyourlifewebinar.com it is an easier way to get donations.

AI

You are in my prayers Zalee

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