Mary's Pink Fund#GoBeyondGiving
January 4, 2016 was the day our mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer (which is considered the most aggressive and rare form) and immediately her fight began. Since this time, she has received multiple surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapies. Due to the intensity of her treatment and continued unexpected complications- including lymphedema, tricuspid regurgitation, and additional side effects, our mother (who worked as a business analyst for 17 years), needed to leave her job and focus on her health and recovery.
At this time, bills continue to pile up; medical expenses as well as household bills as she has been the primary provider for us.
If we are able to raise money for our mother and family these funds will be used to maintain our household and everday living costs that are at a critical need at this time. These funds will continue to allow our mother to travel back and forth from Dana Farber and her continued treatments needed that will ultimately help her get better. We also will be able to help our mother have less to worry about as she has always done everything to care for us. Any bit of financial help will immediately go into use to cover overdue bills and medical treatments.
Please help us support our mother's Pink Fund! This is our chance to give back to the wonderful woman who has dedicated her life caring for us- she is a proud woman and would never want to ask for help so we are taking this on ourselves to show her how much we love her.
Thank you for your support- we will be sure to keep you all updated on how our mother's continued fight is going!
Our family has been informed that our mother's cancer continues to spread and unfortunately has developed in her brain. We are all feeling tremendous pain- but are staying together as a family. Our goal is to have our mother return home with hospice care; we know the doctors and nurses are trying to allow this to happen.
Thank you all for your love and support. Our family, and our mother, loves you all and appreciates your help while we try and cope during this time.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
We were hoping to provide an update earlier, but there have been many changes over the past few weeks with our mother's status and overall treatment plan.
Our mother remains the beautiful, strong, and amazing person she has always been, as no disease can change this. The cancer, however, has advanced to Stage 4 terminal levels and her most recent scan indicates significant growth specifically in her liver, and developed in her bones, spine, hip, and stomach.
Treatment options are being weighed and considered at this time as a family. We are also learning more about holistic options and mind-body approaches and are hoping she remains home rather than in the hospital.
We are treating each day with our mother as a gift and we know how much your thoughts and prayers encourage her on her toughest days. Thank you for all your love and support- we will never lose hope and will pray for more "good" days for our mother ahead.
Please continue to spread our mother's message and keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Thank you!