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Help Susan Savage Fight Cancer

Organized by: Staci Corley

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THE STORY:

I am asking for your help for my sweet aunt, Susan Savage. This past December, Susan went to the doctor for pain she was experiencing in her lower back. The doctor ordered an x-ray of her back and said it appeared to show a small fracture, so he prescribed her a muscle relaxer to ease the pain while her back healed. The pain in her back along with her overall health continued to worsen, and on January 20, 2016, four days after her 59th birthday, her husband, Dennis, took her to the emergency room. These doctors ran tests, took x-rays and scans, and discovered cancer in her liver and her bones. This is not Susan’s first bout with cancer. In December 2014, Susan had surgery to remove one of her kidneys after a mass was discovered growing on it. A biopsy of the mass proved cancerous, and Susan was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Doctors were very confident that they had gotten all of it, so Susan received no other treatment. She was declared cancer-free at her six months check up post surgery in June 2015. We all assumed that the newly found cancer was a metastasis of her kidney cancer, but biopsy results confirmed that it was not kidney cancer. Susan went in for another CAT scan and a PET scan. Those results confirmed the cancer in her liver and bones and showed cancer in her lungs, thyroid, and neck as well. The cancer in her thyroid was diagnosed as thyroid cancer, but it did not match the other cancer found throughout her body. Pathologists tried for weeks to determine this other cancer, but were unable to do so, so Susan was diagnosed with Carcinoma of Unknown Primary, and finally began treatment for this on March third. Doctors will address the thyroid cancer at a date in the future. Even with a steady income and good insurance, the out of pocket healthcare costs associated with treating cancer are exorbitant. Unfortunately, Dennis lost his job this past summer. He has taken up odd jobs when he can, but has been unable to find a full-time job, and is now Susan’s full time caretaker. Susan was cleaning houses for income, but the pain in her back has made this impossible. Susan and Dennis now find themselves in an unimaginable position – facing a cancer diagnosis without any income and mounting medical bills. Through all the pain and sadness, Susan has remained incredibly strong and positive. I ask you to please consider donating to my aunt, and help her fight this horrible disease. Your donation will not only help pay for her treatments, but help pay for her health insurance, travel expenses, medication, groceries, and other essential expenses. It will not only provide payment for the aforementioned things, but it will provide her with hope and much needed relief from stress. No donation is too small. All are greatly appreciated.

$9,905

 

40% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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  • Rachelle Robert

    $100

  • Liz

    $100

  • Jessica John

    $25

  • Courtney

    $100

  • Sam Oven

    $100

  • John & Barbara Thompson

     

  • T

    $50

  • Susan and Robert Dorgan

    $50

  • Brian J.

     

  • Marcia Sullivan and Dwayne Godwin

    $100

  • Susan Savage

    $100

  • Terry Cardwell

    $100

  • Jose Paniagua

    $50

  • The Gervais family

    $100

  • Jeremy, Ashley, and Alice Olivia Whipple

    $50

  • Christine and Aden Jackson

    $50

  • Katie

    $100

  • Mike Wojciechowski

    $100

  • Karen Hall

    $500

  • The Tuppers

    $100

  • Jacob

     

  • JAMs

    $500

  • Helene

    $100

  • Tom&Maureen;

    $250

  • The Ciolino Family

    $250

  • Your Georgia Family

    $100

  • D & P

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Doug & Kaye Dickerson

    $100

  • DE

    $25

  • The Neeley's

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chari Shelton

    $25

  • Laura and Riza

    $200

  • Charlie and Rhonda Wyckoff

    $500

  • Philip & Peggy Steadman

    $100

  • Tim & Elaine Dorgan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Teddy Coward

    $100

  • Jason, Dana, Jonathan and Braxton

    $100

  • Rhonda Cobb Toifel

    $50

  • Judy and Ray Shane

    $100

  • Debbie Booth

    $100

  • Ryan and Tammy Davenport

    $100

  • Brigette & Paul Bentley

    $50

  • Lorrie Swartz

    $50

  • Jody and John Horner

    $100

  • DWB

    $100

  • john huber

    $100

  • Susan Sackett

    $100

  • S. Hemphill

    $25

  • Leslie Solley

    $25

  • Ben Whitley

    $25

  • Joyce Saviak

    $100

  • Chris & Sharyn Kelly

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Paul and Sherie Snider

    $250

  • Steve Setterstrom

    $100

  • Bob and Janet Olliff

    $100

  • Amy Baughman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Suzie Gogan (MS)

    $25

  • Mark and Susan Kaltz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Stoney DeLoach

    $100

  • Andy & Tonya Wilkinson

    $100

  • Leigh Parks

    $100

  • Stacy Satterwhite

    $100

  • Chris & Nikki Duncan

    $250

  • Joyce Bodenhamer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Scott, Melynda, Chandler & Rece

    $100

  • Mike and Barbara Hattier

     

  • Debbie Smith

     

  • The Davenports

    $100

  • Michael and Jean

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Derek Anlage

    $100

  • Lynis Lindsey Baugher

    $100

  • Sue Stuardi

     

  • Boyce and Charlotte Thompson

    $100

  • joe and betsy brown

     

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Staci Corley

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Donor Comments

joe and betsy brown

joe and betsy brown

2 years ago

Boyce and Charlotte Thompson

Boyce and Charlotte Thompson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sue Stuardi

Sue Stuardi

2 years ago

Lynis Lindsey Baugher

Lynis Lindsey Baugher

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Derek Anlage

Derek Anlage

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Michael and Jean

Michael and Jean

2 years ago

The Davenports

The Davenports

DONATION: $100

We are praying for you! 2 years ago

Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Praying for Susan, May God bless & heal 2 years ago

Mike and Barbara Hattier

Mike and Barbara Hattier

Our sons were best friends from day one. You are just family. Hang in there. Lv M & B 2 years ago

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