Help Vicky Battle Cancer

$1,105 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 41 months
Earlier this year, Vicky had been complaining of severe back pain and a doctor diagnosed her with a spinal problem even though she complained that some of the symptoms and problems she was experiencing pointed to something else. All The doctors ignored her complaints and scheduled spinal surgery for June 23rd. During one of her pre-surgery visits another doctor finally listened to what she was saying and scheduled a colonoscopy; that too five months.

Thanks to that test and that doctor it was found that Vicky had colorectal cancer, on June 1, 2015. An intensive two weeks of tests followed and on June 19th, 2015 Vicky was confirmed as having stage 3 colorectal cancer. Fortunately her new doctors feel that the cancer was found early enough in stage 3 that she should recover completely but it will not be easy.

The treatment plan for Vicky is 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy 5 days a week followed by surgery to remove the cancer, which will also require a colostomy and the installation of a port to allow for the 6 months of chemotherapy following the surgery. After which another surgery will be preformed to reverse the colostomy, if possible.

As you can imagine, the cost of medical treatment will be overwhelming in more so for Vicky as she was terminated from her employment on June 12th 2015 (11 days after being diagnosed). To add insult to injury, her employer is fighting her claim to unemployment

Those of you that know Vicky, know that she is strong willed and a fighter and will overcome this. However she needs help and support, as she has shown to many friends in the past, to overcome this. Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated and go a long way to help her in her journey to recovery from cancer.

Thank you!

Family and Friends of Vicky
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2/4/2016, Vicky had the port put in for chemotherapy. The procedure seemed to go well.

2/7/2016...Vicky was admitted to Shadyside hopsital with another obstruction. This one is classified as a mild obstruction so far. She is being kept for evaluation to determine if surgery to correct the obstruction is needed.
The port
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It's a new year and the surgery went well. Recovery is going extremely well. Vicky is home recovering which is going to take a month or two..then chemo starts! Still no income or social security, so please if you can donate it would be greatly appreciated.

To those of you who have thank you for your support.
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More pics from last day
Iron Maiden
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This week was the last of the radiation treatments...now on to upto 10 weeks of radiation half life.

Diploma for last day of Radiation
Dr. K, the radiation oncologist
Vicky's nurse
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$1,105 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 41 months
Created June 27, 2015
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$25
Becky Helen
32 months ago

God bless you, Vicky!

$50
Danelle Boscia
32 months ago

I Love You Chick, If I Had More To Give, You Would Have It All.!!!

$10
Victoria Barker
32 months ago

You fight hard!!!!

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