Lindsay Caught The Cancer!

$22,131 of $20k goal

Raised by 216 people in 4 months
Matt Crane
on behalf of Lindsay Delong
 LONG BEACH, CA
This journey all started in early October when Lindsay found a lump in her left breast. With no family history of cancer, our favorite redhead made a doctor’s appointment to get that lump checked out. The doctor ordered a mammogram and ultrasound for the same week, where they immediately did a biopsy. On Tuesday, October 11th Lindsay got the call that she has breast cancer. The cancer is also known as Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, ER positive, PR positive, and Her2 positive— a rather aggressive form.

Immediately, Lindsay began doing everything to better her situation. She met with a breast cancer surgeon, had an MRI and more biopsies, and met with an oncologist. She revamped her diet, started taking shots of apple cider vinegar, and has become quite the advocate of strolling. All her doctors agreed that she needed to start chemotherapy as soon as possible. She made the hard decision to forgo fertility treatments to keep up with the accelerated timeline. Like a champ, she decided to start fighting the battle asap like Xena Warrior Princess. On October 20th she had a Port-a-cath installed in her chest and began her first round of chemotherapy the very next day. Over the next four and a half months she will have five more chemo sessions. After chemotherapy, she will undergo surgery and radiation treatments. The breast cancer battle will be about a year.

Healthcare is frustrating and confusing. Lindsay is insured by United Healthcare through her airline where she is a world class flight attendant. Her insurance kicks in once her $7,500 out of pocket deductible is met and then there is a new deductible of $7,500 starting January 1, 2017. So while Lindsay is doing chemotherapy and battling cancer she is responsible for $15,000. Since she will be unable to work as a flight attendant during chemo because of the obvious reasons, she’ll be switching over to COBRA coverage. It will allow her to continue her same treatments with the same doctors and care BUT she’ll be paying 3x the premiums. Many friends and friends of friends have asked how they can help… donating is an amazing way you can help Lindsay in her fight to beat cancer.


We all love Lindsay! Her lust for life and adventures is contagious. This is just a minor chapter in her story. I want to invite everyone to band together and support Lindsay on her road to recovery without the added financial stress. Your donations will buy her time to finish the fight and get back to her vibrant self!

 

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Thank you so much!
Love, Matt Crane

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Update 7
Posted by Matt Crane
13 days ago
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HI LINDSAY DELONG SUPPORTERS!

Quick, amazing update: Lindsay had a mammogram and an ultrasound this morning to see the status of her breast cancer. GUESS WHAT? The doctor couldn't see the tumor!!!! The cancer responded to the chemo!

Next steps: MRI, meeting with the surgeon and plan of attack for radiation and surgery.

On half of Lindsay, THANK YOU. Thanks for the support, prayers, good vibes and surrounding her with positivity!

If you have any questions...Let me know! And Happy National Pizza Day!

Cheers, Matt Crane
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Update 6
Posted by Matt Crane
20 days ago
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HELLO LINDSAY DELONG SUPPORTERS!!!

I know it’s be FOREVER since my last update. I apologize for that! But, you know the old saying, “no news is good news”?... That applies here!

Some Big Updates----

1. To date, Lindsay has completed 5 of her 6 chemotherapy sessions. There definitely were some rough, dark days after the 4th and 5th rounds of chemo. It really took a toll on her body both physically and emotionally. BUT Lindsay has bounced back and is doing well!
2. Some really good news: The cancer has been responding to the chemo and it's shrinking! At Lindsay’s last appointment, the doctor said she could barely feel the lump and was encouraged by the results.
3. LINDSAY’S LAST CHEMO SESSION IS THIS FRIDAY, February 3rd! Be sure to send prayers and good vibes her way around 9am! She will be the VIP Chemo Patient that day since it’s her final round and a party will be thrown in her honor!
4. I’m sure you’re well aware, Lindsay is a fabulous writer. She has been sharing her journey on her personal website: www.ilikelindsay.com and has been blogging with Keep a Breast Foundation here: http://keep-a-breast.org/ Check out the posts! You will laugh and cry then laugh again!
5. AGAIN- Thank you! Thanks for the support and the encouragement you have given Lindsay! The Facebook comments, texts and notes don’t go unnoticed!

If you have any questions! Let me know! More updates soon as Lindsay learns more about the next steps in the cancer fight!
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Update 5
Posted by Matt Crane
2 months ago
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HELLO LINDSAY DELONG SUPPORTERS!

Just wanted to give a quick update on what’s going on with our favorite cancer fighter!

First off- Lindsay had her third round of chemotherapy this past Friday, December 3rd! HALF WAY DONE! The second round of chemo had some pretty rough days for her. So keep her in your thoughts and prayers over the next week!

Second- as I’m sure you know, Lindsay is a writer and journalist. She has an amazing way of expressing an experience in words. When Lindsay found out about her breast cancer she decided that documenting the journey would be a great way to process her thoughts and emotions. She contacted a non-profit organization she had worked with in the past called Keep A Breast Foundation. KAB is an amazing organization that uses art and creativity to raise awareness about breast cancer. After a fun lunch meeting with the KAB founders and staff, they asked her to write a column documenting her journey which they are calling... LINDSAY CAUGHT THE CANCER. Haha! We were on to something here guys! You can read her first post here: http://keep-a-breast.org/my-perfect-life-and-now-how-cancer-changes-perspective/

Third- Lindsay bic'd her head! While in the waiting room at her chemo appointment on Friday, Lindsay met the nicest lady that had a beautifully shaved head. She encouraged Lindsay use a razor and bic it! Today Manny put his barber skills to the test yet again and shaved Lindsay’s head! See pictures below!

Lastly- THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for all the ways you have shown support to Lindsay. The facebook.com messages, the texts, the cards, the care packages, the Instagram likes and the prayers have been the foundation for Lindsay’s positive attitude and outlook. I love when I go over to hang out with her, and she updates me on all the people that have written her a letter or family that have sent her cookies or friends that have sent flowers. You guys bring a huge light into her life! So thank you on her behalf!

I hope you all enjoy the holiday season!
Cheers, Matt Crane

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Update 4
Posted by Matt Crane
3 months ago
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HEY LINDSAY DELONG SUPPORTERS!

Today, Lindsay had her second round of chemotherapy! Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers! The next few days can get rough as her body reacts to the treatment. She's now 2 rounds down, 4 to go!

As most of you saw on social media, Lindsay decided to shave her head! And, she looks amazing! It was an emotional but good experience. Her hair started coming out quicker and easier, so Lindsay made the tough choice to shave it. Her brother Camden and boyfriend Manny were the barbers. These two men have been rocks for Lindsay in this whole cancer battle and they made the situation the best it possibly could be as friends chanted "SHAVE IT! SHAVE IT! SHAVE IT!" in the background. Camden started the buzzing and Manny finished it. Then, they both shaved their heads as well! Class acts! Though our girl Lindsay lost her real red hair, she now ROCKS a red wig!

On behalf of Lindsay, thanks again for the continued support and love and generosity. She appreciates it more than you can imagine!

If you have any questions or comments or need anything concerning Lindsay---- let me know!

Love, Matt Crane
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$22,131 of $20k goal

Raised by 216 people in 4 months
Created October 22, 2016
Matt Crane  
on behalf of Lindsay Delong
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Amy VanOstenbridge
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Keep kicking ass Lindsay!

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Jean and David Marty
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Lindsay We are praying for you. Much love to you. Matt's Aunt and Uncle

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Michelle Lipper
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YOU FUCKING ROCK!!!! and you"re awesome xo

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