Melanie's Breast Cancer Fund

$1,870 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 37 months
I just had my 21st surgery which was also my 3rd surgery in the last 15 days!  I am a thyroid cancer survivor (though labs show it has returned) and my thymus lit up on my PET scan, but we are dealing directly with my Stage 3 Breast Cancer which the doctor as called agressive! 
I have had a double mastectomy and am facing chemo, radiation and reconstructive surgery coming up.  The doctor said all of the surgeries and treatments will take about a year! Now I have heart failure since the chemo last Fall but there is a local recurrence (before I could even have radiation) and is a different kind. I now have HER2 Positive breast cancer as well. My heart is too weak to go on IV chemo so I will be on 2 chemo pills at a smaller strength and keep an eye on my heart. So basically they are extending my life some, but there is no hope or long rate survival plan.

Since getting a divorce last Aug, I had gotten a job, but missed too much work as I was in the ER many times. I had to quit that job as my body can't handle work!  I found out a week later that I had breast cancer. Now I owe medical bills from last year and the beginning of this year and I am using a TON of gas driving from my home in Douglasville to Fayetteville for my doctor appointmens and surgeries.

If you chose to donate, the money will be used for my medical expenses and gas.  I am grateful for any amount as I have NO money coming in.  I have applied and been denied for disability and am about to appeal that decision now that we know more about my breast cancer. If I get disability all of the money would be used paying the medical bills and I still wouldn't have enough.

I've learned that milkweed balm helps with the pain and AON Mother Nature products help a lot with nausea, pain, sleep and everything...just expensive as they are "natural" insurance won't pay. The vape oils (all natural no nicotine) help me the most. The gummies are a close second.

If you want to donate to me or ship anything directly to me, just ask and I will give u my address! Thank you!!! We even have more than this going on that I hope to be able to share soon!!! Please pray!!!!

Thank you for reading and for your prayers!
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Good news: PET scan looked good, so it doesn’t appear it’s traveled to anymore places. Bad news: the breast Cancer has never shown up on PET scans, so can’t take a true sigh of relief!!! I do keep a good eye on everything and I’m still doing treatments of Herceptin and Perjeta every 3 weeks.
But I was able to spend some great times with my boys this year which was awesome!

I had 10 seton one day last week, so I can’t drive for another 6 months...ugh. Medicaid drivers will provide to and from dr visits but I have to get friends (who are busy with their on life, kids and sports, so I hate to even ask!). *seizures

Please share with your friends as well!!!
God bless!!!
Mother’s Day 2018
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I have 3 Dr appts this week and will need to use UBER which costs $64 round trip each time!!! I appreciate any donations!!! Lots of appts getting ready for the surgery on Valentine’s Day!!!
Thanks for all of your prayers!! I was able to spend time w the boys today and see their basketball games for the first time this season!!!
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Thank y’all for everything! I am still at a friends in Griffin and getting rides from them and some w Uber (but that’s getting expensive so I try to make my Drs appts where I have rides that just doesn’t always work!).

I HOPEFULLY will be moving into a friends place in PTC in a couple of weeks but will start fresh w groceries and all (and w the hospitalization in Oct I missed a Food Stamp review and have to wait to move to try and start a new application).

So there are some things I could use help on and grocery gift cards work well too!

Surgery is scheduled for Valentines Day!!! Let’s BEAT this cancer!!!!!
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I’ve been dealing with breast cancer the last 2 years now and this year will be no different! I am still facing another surgery, radiation and more Herceptin treatments.

Thankfully Keppra has stopped my seizures that I was having due to chemo. I can start driving again the first part of next year!!

Please continue to pray as I am still dealing with a lot physically, emotionally and mentally!

I will be moving to PTC in Jan which will make me be a lot closer to my 3 boys!!!

Thank you!
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Raised by 35 people in 37 months
Created May 13, 2016
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$50
Susan Krupp
8 months ago
$50
Joanie Willard
8 months ago

I care.

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$100
Gregory Teague
8 months ago
FM
$40
Faith Miller
8 months ago
LT
$25
Liz Taylor
8 months ago
ML
$20
Mitchell Love
8 months ago

Stay strong!

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Jill Cuestas
16 months ago
TC
$75
Teresa Collins
17 months ago
$65
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17 months ago
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