Fight like a Girl: TeamLurs Journey
Organized by: George Dawley
Our Wife, Mom, Grammy, Sister, and Friend has touched so many people’s lives for the good. Lorraine was diagnosed with Stage 2/3 Breast Cancer on June 20, 2014. At the time of diagnosis, they did not have insurance coverage, as her husband was out of work. Randy (her husband) was offered a new job with insurance benefits just two months after she was diagnosed. Prior to this, Lorraine had been in tune with the spirit and followed a prompting to sign up for an AFLAC supplemental cancer policy just 6 weeks before she was diagnosed. We have seen many tender mercies since that time. The tumor in her left breast was about 7cm, in which doctors thought it'd be best to start Chemo to try and shrink the tumor first. Over the course of the last year, she has undergone 16 chemo treatments including "the devils cocktail." A few short weeks after Chemo had finished, she began to have other complications. She was admitted to the ICU for 5 days. She had pneumonia, sepsis in one lung, very low blood pressure, her kidneys were failing, and her white blood count was almost 0. On March 2nd, she went in for her double mastectomy and spent 3 days in the hospital recovering. On May 20th (her husbands birthday) she began radiation. She was to complete 28 sessions of radiation. The last 2 weeks she hasn't been feeling real well. She has been nauseous, weak, and throwing up. We thought originally it was the flu, then possibly dehydration. It was going on too long. Her radiologist suggested they get an MRI scan of her brain. June 25, 2015 we got the results. She now has Brain Cancer. She was just 5 days away from being done with the treatments for Breast Cancer (besides reconstructive surgery), only to be brought more heart wrenching news. Throughtout this year, she has been a woman of faith and strength. She has never asked "Why Me?" She is a light and an example to all those she comes in contact with. She has always put others before herself, even amidst the hardest times in her life. This trial has taken a toll emotionally, physically, and financially. As a way to Pay it Forward and help alleviate as much stress and worry, we are asking for your help!