Kimberly Herring via Crowdrise
July 11, 2012
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Aimed to raise funds for supplies and travel needed to reach out to the woman whom need community resources and educational tools available to assist with their diagnoses. Low income woman whom are diagnosed with a life threatening disease suddenly find themselves living within the social services system with not enough money to live on and support their children, they are unaware of the countless services available to them and in some cases are not able to obtain them do to lack of Internet or communication barriers. I would like to see primary physicians provide woman whom meet the criteria information about local and national resources or provide a bulletin board with related material and contact information. In addition woman are being denied their basic minimum right to standard medical care and informed consent because physicians are over worked. Woman need to be prepared for their visits to get the best results. I plan to use the funds raised to travel to New York, and L.A. where I have been contacted by media to be interviewed to start getting the word out. I am a direct result of failures, due to lack of information and resources. I was given a delayed diagnoses of Stage 4 Multicentric Breast Cancer and do to my divorce I had no insurance. As a 20 year veteran bartender I am now in mid treatment, and if I were not in this line of work I would have been able to return to work. Instead I am living on social services and barely able to stay afloat. I have done my share of work and spent endless hours searching for resources on the net and local organizations that assist as well. Now I want to make sure that woman in my situation stricken with a disease such as cancer know they are not alone and there is help, NOT TO GIVE UP. THERE CHILDREN NEED THEM.