Help Samantha Beat Breast Cancer
Stage 2, the doctors said. It would be a rough road ahead between chemo and a mastectomy but the doctors are optomistic for Samantha's future.
I immediately wanted to created a campaign to help Sam but she told me no. I knew she would be facing serious medical bills and a lot of missed work. Too proud to ask for help on her own and out of other options, I'm here to tell Samantha's story and humbly ask for assistance for her on this long journey she has ahead.
Samantha is a self-employed freelance makeup artist and one of THE best in Atlanta. However being self-employed means no disability leave and no insurance through an employer. Sam has Obamacare but because of the high deductibles she has to pay over $6,000 before she can even begin her chemotherapy treatment. I refuse to let this go too long before she can get well!
In terms of missing gigs, Sam may have to miss several depending on how rough the chemo is on her. Once treatment is completed she'll have to undergo mastectomy surgery and will be out of work for a few weeks while she heals.
In addition to all this, she is in the middle of relocating back to Los Angeles to be closer to her mother which will be great for her to have that support, however relocation costs on top of everything else adds yet another burden.
So everyone is clear on where their donation is going here is the breakdown of the $15,000:
$6,000 - Insurance deductible to begin chemo - DONE!
$5,000 - Moving expenses to LA to be closer to mom
$4,000 - Lost wages from missing makeup gigs as Sam is a full time freelance artist
You may know Samantha or you just may know me and if you know me you know how incredible of a person and friend this woman is. She's always been there for me in my darkest times and now I'm here to uplift and help her through beating breast cancer.
Please donate, share and spread the word of Samantha's story. We can help her get through this together.
Love you all,
So we have made our initial $6,000 for Samantha's deductible to get the ball rolling on chemo! Thank you ALL! I sincerely believe if it weren't for the online artist community rallying around Sam we wouldn't have made this happen so fast.
But we're not done yet! Sam is in the middle of relocating back to Cali to be closer to her mom to help her through this journey so our next goal is to raise the last $9,000 for her cross country moving expenses as well as lost wages as she isn't covered by disability since she is self employed!
LETS GO! $1, $5, 10$, $20 ANY amount will help! PLEASE share this!
Just to clarify for everyone, Samantha is the direct beneficiary of this campaign and all funds are going directly to her to withdraw. I won't be handling any of the funds.