Mom who has breast cancer needs help!
Organized by: Michele Pritchard
This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, asking for help, but here I am. This past December I found out I had breast cancer, I have invasive ductal carcinoma. I met with Oncologist surgeon in January and begged for a month to get some money together because like most single women I live pay check to pay check, and unfortunately that extra month only made paying that months bills possible. And the cancer was a surprise to me, and my family because no one ever thinks when cancer strikes it will be themselves. It takes you through a whirlwind of emotions, and fears that could all become a reality now. I had a lumpectomy in March where they removed one third of my right breast, and I was so excited because my breast did not look that bad and I was so happy, but five days later they called and the cancer was worse than anticipated and notified me they have to remove both of my breasts. And as a woman that has devastated me! My surgery is May 6th for a double mastectomy. I have fallen behind on bills and rent from losing work from the previous surgery. I am going to have to take off a minimum of 4-6 months off of work and I am terrified of loosing what little I have. I am a simple woman who does cleaning for a living, and I will need every day off that I possibly can because cleaning is a very much an upper body job. I have an amazing daughter who helps with as much as she possibly can, and it would devastate me if she had to quit nursing school to take care of me and pay all of the bills. It is my job as a mother to help her with everything I can and she deserves to complete college, it is her one true love. I would be more than happy to post photos before and after my surgery and all through the process, so everyone that helps can see what I am saying is true. Anything that anyone could contribute would be such a blessing!! And I promise when I am better and back up on my feet, I will work hard to pass on to another the help that was given to me. This is not something I saw coming or had time to prepare for. But all I can do is ask and pray for the help that I need at this time in my life. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story!