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Cathleen's Road to Recovery

Organized by: Sara Flowers

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THE STORY:

In 2013 Cathleen Flowers was diagnosed with breast cancer. She immediately underwent chemotherapy which nearly killed her, as her body didn't take to the treatment well due to her other autoimmune issues. Because the chemo was stopped due to the rapid health decline, the doctor's recommended a mastectomy. Due to the aggressive properties of the cancer in her breast, she was told that she will know if the cancer will ever come back within 5 years. Almost exactly a year later, the cancer was back, and it was in her lungs. It was diagnosed as stage 4, and she made the courageous decision to leave it alone as she was done being poked and prodded. Cathleen wanted to live life to the fullest and go on adventures rather than be sick for the rest of her life with the treatments they were offering. Another year went by, and in March of 2016 there was a hospital scare where Cathleen stayed for a couple days in the hospital due to some severe pain surrounding her lung area. It ended up being a pulled muscle and she was discharged from the hospital with the promise to follow up with her oncologist. She went and met with her doctor and asked about a second opinion from the Cancer Treatment Center of America. The oncologist immediately agreed that would be the place to go, so the appointment was scheduled and she was off to Georgia! While there, they wanted everything from head to toe examined and on the last day there, a CT scan of her head revealed a brain tumor. She was immediately admitted to the hospital in Georgia, and was started on a whole new regiment. Further tests show that her cancer has spread to her brain as well as her liver. Due to the brain tumor and the swelling in her brain, Cathleen had seizure activity that has really drained her body of extra energy and strength. Through this medicine regiment that was provided to help combat the seizures and the swelling in her brain, Cathleen has also developed diabetes. The doctors are unsure if when the medicine decreases if the diabetes will reverse. The doctors are confident that they can beat this, but we are going to need some help. The treatment will entail a form of chemo and we are also looking into Stem Cell Research shots. In the past when the breast cancer first happened, she was given the opportunity to get a stem cell shot and it was an extremely well (probably the best) received form of medicine in Cathleen. Her body reacted very well and had lots of progress in a short amount of time. That opportunity of the Stem Cell has been opened again to her, however, as it is still in the early stages of being released, the cost is high. In addition, medical bills are piling up and we want to continue the treatment so as to gain more precious time. The thoughts and prayers have been overwhelming and much needed. Please keep those up in the journey that she has ahead of her – it will be long and tough, but it’s just another thing that she is taking on with grace and pure class.

$1,955

 

10% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • John Herndon

    $50

  • The Laube Family

     

  • Kourtney Gould Bhikha

    $25

  • Sherri and Andy Fraine

     

  • Celine and Mark Belew

    $25

  • Lisa and Neil Coning

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Colorado Waterfowl Association

    $400

  • Lauren Marquess

    $25

  • Eleanor & Frank Dorbert

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cameron Bartell

     

  • Lloyd & Wendy

    $100

  • Kathy Noon Washko

    $50

  • Marty and Lani Yungmann

    $100

  • Jezlyn & Jenny Vargas

    $230

  • Brenda Peterson

    $25

  • Love, Carly and Erick

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gary and Lia Zilavetz

    $100

  • Tracie and the Russell Family

    $50

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Sara Flowers

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Donor Comments

Tracie and the Russell Family

Tracie and the Russell Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Gary and Lia Zilavetz

Gary and Lia Zilavetz

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

For a beautiful lady who always has a smile!!! 1 year ago

Love, Carly and Erick

Love, Carly and Erick

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson

DONATION: $25

In memory of Cathleen. My biggest sympathy I'm currently battling breast cancer myself. My prayers with you and the family. 1 year ago

Jezlyn & Jenny Vargas

Jezlyn & Jenny Vargas

DONATION: $230

We love you to the moon and back and back again. <3 1 year ago

Marty and Lani Yungmann

Marty and Lani Yungmann

DONATION: $100

God bless you and keep you in His loving care. 1 year ago

Kathy Noon Washko

Kathy Noon Washko

DONATION: $50

Praying for health and a complete recovery 1 year ago

Lloyd & Wendy

Lloyd & Wendy

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Cameron Bartell

Cameron Bartell

Love to this whole family. 1 year ago

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