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Teal for Bridget - Cervical Cancer Journey

Organized by: Raven Bowen

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The Truth - Cancer Sucks!
September 24, 2016

Here is Bridget's most recent update from Facebook. Please continue to pray. FOUR weeks to go! "Update: The truth - Well, week one of five is See More

THE STORY:

The unexpected can happen to anyone. Bridget is a wife and mother to two girls, ages 7 and 12. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer on July 19, 2016. From there, her journey started. Things moved quickly at first. She got in to see the oncologist pretty quickly and then surgery was scheduled for a radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy on August 5, 2016. The oncologist thought that this surgery would be the cure and no other treatment would be needed as the cancer seemed to be confined to the cervix. During the surgery, they did find that the cancer had spread to the parametrium (tissues surrounding the female organs) and to one of her ureters. They had to call in the urology oncologist during surgery to remove the cancer from the ureter and put a stent in. With these findings, the plan changed. After surgery, Bridget was advised that she would need chemotherapy and radiation. There were also a few complications following the surgery. For the first 3 weeks following the surgery, Bridget was in the hospital an additional two times for complications. The first time she had a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung) and had to stay overnight to be monitored and to get started on a medication. The medication is an injection that she still has to give herself twice a day. She was released and a few days later was back in the hospital for two nights because of a severe kidney infection that required IV antibiotics. The first three weeks following surgery was pretty rough. Things slowed down after that. She needed to heal from surgery before she could start chemo and radiation. After lots of consults and fear of the unknown, Bridget is finally all set to start radiation and chemo on Monday, September 19. As you can imagine, this is putting a huge financial strain on the family. Bridget is receiving short-term disability but it is not enough to cover all of the bills. Also, like many others, she has a deductible insurance plan with a high max out of pocket cost. The medical bills are outrageous for this treatment so any help is greatly appreciated. Prayers work too. Let's help this family put financial worries out of their mind while Bridget beats cancer's butt. No one should have to worry about all the medical bills when they are going through something like this. Thank you for your help.

$345

 

3% Raised of $11,700 Goal

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  • Denice Petty

    $100

  • The Kradelman family

    $50

  • Nancy La Rue

    $100

  • Sue Thoman

    $25

  • Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Women's Institute

     

  • Family

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Donor Comments

Family

Family

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Women's Institute

Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Women's Institute

Hang in there Bridget!! You can kick cancers butt!! 2 years ago

Sue Thoman

Sue Thoman

DONATION: $25

So sorry to hear about this, I so know what she's going through, hang tough, and prayers going up 2 years ago

Nancy La Rue

Nancy La Rue

DONATION: $100

You go girl, you can beat this!!! ð 2 years ago

The Kradelman family

The Kradelman family

DONATION: $50

Hang in there! We are sending our prayers 2 years ago

Denice Petty

Denice Petty

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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