Kimberly's Cancer Fund

$5,740 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 33 months
Imagine you just landed a dream job, you have an active social life and you finally have enough money to start traveling when you get the call that changes your life have cancer.

Cancer? Really? I never smoked, I don't have a family history and I live "right"; so why do I have cancer?  Well that is what happened to me when I was 34 years old.
I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I spent the last 3 years "cancer free" when I found a lump in my neck while driving to work.

On May 1, my oncologist confirmed the cancer had returned. What do you mean the cancer is back? I take the medication, I go to all of my doctor appointments and I was living "right" so why was this happening to me again? Not only did cancer return to my lymph nodes, but it was the same cancer that I had before.

 Metatastic cancer is cancer that has returned to a different part of the body than it was originally diagnosed.  The cancer typically returns to the lymph nodes, liver, bones or brain. This cancer can only be controlled as there is currently no cure.

Since finding the lump in April, I have undergone many tests and procedures that have depleted my savings account and I still have oustanding bills. I have weekly chemo treatments followed up with shots to increase my white blood cell count. I have insurance, but even with my company paying 80%, cancer treatments are extremely expensive.

In November 2016, cancer returned for a third time. I underwent weekly chemo treatments to get the cancer out of my liver and lymph nodes. The treatments were successful and I stopped on April 14, 2017. Cancer still remained in my lymph nodes, but it was around 1cm and I was put on a chemo pill. I take 4 pills a day (2 in morning and 2 at night) for a week and take the next week off.

Two weeks ago recent CT and MRI scans showed that the cancer has grown in my lymph nodes. We are currently looking into research studies and clinical trials to stop the growth and spread of this disease. My insurance provider has Centers of Excellence that I can go to if I can't get into a study in Georgia. Those centers are out of state and I would have to pay for travel and lodging. I would only get reimbursed for $50 if I travel solo and $100 if someone comes with me. As you know, that is not sufficient.

I have reopened my GoFundMe account to offset my out of pocket expenses related to travel to get treatment.

I appreciate your support and help. Please share my story as I continue to fight and win this battle against stage 4 metatastic breast cancer!
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The lab results are in and cancer has spread to the lining of my right lung. The doctors asked if I noticed if I was breathing differently lately and I said, “ yes, i just thought I was fat.” So I started a new chemo treatment on Thursday and I will take once a month to fight this monster.
I will admit I did get down for a few days because of the last scans being so positive. I am happy to say that since 2015 I fought to keep it from spreading- so I count it as a win.
Right now I am resting, researching and preparing for this new fight. Cancer will NOT win!
Enjoying the sunshine with my new hair lol
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I was finally able to my paperwork completed and sent to the disability group. I am hopeful that i will have approval soon. Unfortunately it wasn’t in time for payday; so my check was only for a few days. To top it off, I have a terrible toothache which i was just told I will need a root canal.
I was so optimistic that my better days are coming
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Transparency: I vow to be more transparent with my journey. This current regimen is harsh and my body has not taken it well over the last few months. I fought threw the numbness on my right side and legs and extreme nausea because it was working. Yesterday I cried before treatment and had a breakdown and breakthrough. They adjusted the dose for this cycle and I will change in February to something less harsh. Although the treatment was less- I was sick the entire treatment and threw up even on nausea medicine. I came home to tingling and numbness in my legs and feet. My platelets are down and other counts are off, so I am careful with going out in this flu season and fall risks. I am still in the fight; I just need time for my body to heal
. I just received notice that my short term disability is still not approved as they go thru the paperwork and I need to ensure that I get a full paycheck.
It's a new year, new insurance and new deductibles, so any help is appreciated
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As some of you know, I went to the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University this morning. I went to get a second (third) opinion on my current diagnosis. After a long day, I decided to officially leave the oncologist I’ve been with since 2013 and transfer full time to Emory. They have many more options and clinical trials for me and insurance will cover the treatments. Dr. G (not even going to try to spell her last name now) went over my current prognosis and agrees with Dr. Jay; however Emory has more opportunities for clinical trials.

Beginning next week, I will return to chemotherapy and get scans in early November. In the interim, her team will be submitting my pathology reports to 2 active trials at Emory that have shown great success in my cancer type. Since it takes time to get in a clinical trial, we agreed to keep me going with chemo so that the cancer does not continue to spread and get worse. We will change the dose so that I am not in as much pain as before.

I left the appointment with a solid plan in place and a renewed sense of hope. Something I haven’t felt in months. Thanks for sharing in this journey. It is far from over; but at least we have a better prognosis.

Still raising funds for outstanding medical bills and saving for January when I have to start paying full cost out of pocket to meet deductible.
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$5,740 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 33 months
Created June 16, 2015
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Mervine Martin-Jordan
1 month ago

Hi cuz, I am still praying for your restoration. Will you please do me a favor, if you have not already done it. Boil garlic cloves then drink the liquid everyday. Also, eat beets every day. Let me know if you feel better with this. Forgive me, but I just want to help anyway that I can. Again, I am constantly praying for you because I love you.

Andrea Young
2 months ago

Hang in there, Beautiful! We are all pulling for you and sending you nothing but positive vibes! xoxo

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Kimberly Jordan
7 months ago

You've got this PINK SISTER!!! #survivor

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