Mary's Breast Cancer Battle
Mary and I are newly married. Just over a year now. She is my best friend and could not imagine my life without her. She loves to laugh, loves being kind, loves helping people.
Life was going great, she was working at a non-profit finding jobs for adults with disabilities, I am an elementary school teacher. Then we were given a curveball.
Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 28.
Any donations given will go to the cost of the surgery, the chemotherapy, and most urgently, to the fertility treatments. Getting cancer at such a young age puts my wife at risk of not being able to have children. This is something that would devastate us, especially Mary. She talks frequently of how many kids we should have and what their names will be. We would have to pay $2,500 out of pocket for this.
Please, donate to Mary's Battle and thank you so much for anything and your time for reading.
Sorry for the delay in updates, but we have been celebrating because Mary has finished her last chemotherapy session! The amazing team at Dana Farber has worked with us for 16 weeks and Mary is now done!
Next up, a small surgery, some pesky radiation, and Mary will be in the clear.
Again, we cannot say how much all of your support has meant to us and helped us. We thank you again!!
All good news has to come with a little bit of bad news. After a lot of deliberation, doctors being consulted from Chicago, Pennsylvania, and other hospitals in Boston, they have determined that Mary should go through radiation after her chemotherapy. This will be a 5-6 week process.
While that news was not what we wanted, we know this will be the best course of action so that there will be absolutely no more growth. This long process will just make it all the sweeter when everything is over.
We want to again thank everyone for their love and support. The living room looks like a garden with all of the flowers we have received. Knowing how many people are rooting for Mary, and have her in their thoughts has made this hard process easier.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
After a couple bumpy weeks, some extra days in the hospital, at home IV antibiotics, Mary has finally started her chemo therapy treatments. After today only 7 treatments left! All of your positive vibes, love, and thoughts will make that time fly by.
We cant thank you enough for all of those things. Knowing how many people care for us during this time has made this process much more tolerable. Thank you again to everyone who has sent us love!
And thank you to everyone who contributed. We met our goal so quickly and are amazed at the level of support we've gotten from everyone. Thank you so much!
The battle isn't over yet but Mary is staying strong and ready to go!
Mary 1 - Cancer 0
Cousin Mary, you are a strong, beautiful, amazing woman! No doubt that you have the strength to get through this! Sending you and Dylan lots of love. Xoxoxo
yeh!! This is the best update I could ever imagine reading! I'm so happy for you guys!
Mary, remember when we worked at DIA in the Manatees room? You left a lasting impression on me. I'm sorry your going through this. Will be praying for you and put you on every prayer chain I can think of girl!!!! Kick this cancer in the ass, I know you can do it! Love you. Lynne Clarke
Mary, its Brittany Armillotto. I heard about this a couple months ago. I'm sorry you are going through this. I'm hoping I get to see you soon!!!
Love you Mary!!