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Help Me Fight Breast Cancer

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Raised by 110 people in 8 months
My name is Shela Smith Young,
I have been employed by Chick-Fil-A for around 18 years in the Callaway FL. area. I found out this January that I not only have 1 but 2 different types of breast cancer. On the right side it is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with lymph node involvement. On the left side, Ductal In Situ Carcinoma. The surgeon wants to perform a double mastectomy.

The plan of attack; The Oncologist wants to do chemo first followed by surgery followed by radiation, too catch anything that may have been to small for any of the tests to see.

The funds are needed as quick as we can get them to help us. My husband Walt has been out of work for over 5 months on workers comp after injuring his shoulder/surgery. I do not know for sure how much work I will miss myself because of this fight.

Yes, we do have insurance but there is so much that's not covered and even more that don't even except our insurance policy (coverage).

To my understanding this will be a very long battle for me and my family and while setting this up, they wanted an amount or a goal to go for so I chose the 25k not truly knowing if it's enough or too much.

A local area hospital has already threatened to start rescheduling appointments if we cannot come up with hundreds of dollars at the time of each service being rendered for that particular service or day. Meanwhile the cancer grows, my faith in God is strong and I have to believe, by His stripes, I am healed!

Walt is also setting up an account @ http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/shelayoung          we will put out updates on these two sites to keep you informed on what is going on and how the money is being spent!

Thank you so much for helping me and my family,
Your Sister in Christ Jesus,
Shela Young
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Glory to God & Good Morning,

We know that it has been a few weeks since our last update. Shela has now gone through the last of her chemo treatments with VERY LITTLE complication. This part of the process has taken 5 months and God has been so good to us by giving Shela the strength to endure and the ability to be such a tremendous witness to thousands of people!

The last treatment was on July 25th and again everything went perfect, we couldn't ask for better.
The staff at Florida Cancer Affiliates & Dr. Weber have just been the absolute BEST!

Dr. Weber has examine Shela twice over the last couple of weeks and he cannot feel the tumors anymore, PRAISE GOD!

Shela has an appointment to see the surgeon on August 7th to discuss the surgery options. We will continue to follow Dr. Weber's original plan of :chemo, surgery, followed up by radiation.

This is not over yet but it will be!
Please keep the prayers coming, it's working as always!
God Bless

To God Be The Glory,
Shela Young & Family
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Good Morning Everyone,

I had my 6th Taxol treatment yesterday, Dr.Weber and his nurses changed the way they administered the premeds & chemo to me. It took a lot longer because they slowed down the process of everything and all went perfect. I had no problems/side effects, Praise God!

Thank you for your love, prayers & support!

To God Be The Glory,
Shela Young & Family
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Hi Everybody,

This Walt again, here to give you an update about Shela and the last few treatments. It goes without saying that my wife is a powerhouse & prayer warrior for God. Through most of this endeavor Shela has been so incredibly strong and has not faltered what-so-ever in her Faith! Sometimes it's hard for me and Carie not to be overcome by things but as Shela does, we also keep our eyes on God!

Back on May 23rd, Shela had her first problem with a treatment. Now remember she still had 12 treatments to go when starting the Taxol, the first 2 went very well with no problems at all. The 23rd she began to experience a few problems, a cough, a little breathing problem and her face turned beet red. We called for the nurse, she stopped the treatment and gave Shela more steroids and benadryl to help fight the effects of the chemo. The nurse then proceeded with the treatment again but she also realized that they were pushing the chemo to fast and slowed it down.

The same side effects in the same order have happened on the last 2 treatments now. The doctor and the nurse have disgust hopefully a better way to do this so it's not so hard on Shela. We were told that after a few more rounds it would get harder on Shela but that began the day we were told that, not after a few more rounds. Again they call this chemo the red devil, I suppose there is a reason right?

Make no mistake, Shela will not lay down and give in to this! So far it has only taken 15 to 20 minutes for Shela to feel better and continue the treatment. Shela is doing fine and feels good, these side effects do not last, she is healed in the name of Jesus!

We cannot thank you enough for all the prayers and support that you all have given us. This is long from over so please don't stop.

To God Be The Glory!
With love and prayers,
Shela & Family
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Good Morning,

This is Walt, I wanted to wait for a while to see how Shela was truly going to fair through the new chemo treatments. All I can say is, is that we serve an Awesome and Mighty God!

Shela is getting ready for the 3rd round this Wednesday and she is doing so good. Still no problems, no side effects & she is still working full time! The doc said they call this treatment, The Red Devil. Shela refuses to accept this in any way! There is a Doctor who is a Smith family friend who says it very rare for someone not to have or feel side effects from this particular treatment.

Shela is such a mighty woman of God and an incredible witness, to all who know her & she stands firm upon the rock of her salvation! God is truly showing Himself on her behalf! I see it everyday and I am so honored to be a part of her life!

We will be in touch with the surgeon in the next few weeks to discuss things with her. Please keep Shela in your prayers and stand and agree with us, that all will be well. Shela will receive all that God has in store for her, in Jesus Name! Amen

To God Be The Glory,
Shela & Family
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