Viva Vivian - Round III
Hi, I'm Vivian, and I'm about to embark on my third fight against breast cancer. I was originally diagnosed in 2012 when I was 30 years old. I had a bilateral mastectomy and when the tumor was tested, it scored the lowest score of possible recurrence my oncologist had ever seen (an 8 out of 100). But 3 years later, when I was pregnant with my son, the hormones from the pregnancy helped it come back. I did 4 rounds of chemo while pregnant and gave birth to Joaquin two months early (that's a whole other miraculous story) After that, all my scans came back clear.
Now, just shy of 2 years later, it's back and more agressive than before. My most recent scans (May 2017) showed cancer in my liver, lymph, and bones. I am starting chemo next week and will need as much financial help as we can get to help get us through this fight as I've had to stop working to focus on my health.
How your funds will help us:
Medical bills - we're still paying for treatments from back in 2015 (still owe about $5k) and now we'll be adding to that debt rapidly with new scans and treatments.
Therapies - Acupuncture, Therapist, Ayurveda, Energy, Oxygen, Massage, Etc
Childcare - We pay $780/month in daycare (3 days a week) and will have to pay a nanny to help out when I won't be able to do the rest (about 30 hrs/week) Nanny rates are $15/hr
Housecleaning - $100/week
Every little bit you can offer is a major help to our family.
Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers,
It was too much to manage during treatments, but I'd be so happy to pop one in the mail for you.
If you'd like one, please email me your name and address and I'll send one your way. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again, and hope you are all having a wonderful start to a beautiful new year!
Vivian, Sasha, Joaquin