Hi there I am a 25-year-old mother of two and one of which is a special-needs nonverbal child because he is special-needs it takes up most of my time which means I am on able to find a job.
Last year I was gifted an ancestry DNA kit to find my ethnicity since we do not know who my father‘s birth family is when you get an ancestry DNA kit you can also see your bra DNA file and you can enter into other health website that will analyze the data I did this on several websites and they all came back showing that I had several Gene mutations that made it 80% more likely that I would get cancer in my lifetime specifically breast and ovarian cancer.
now I’ve read online that some of these ancestry DNA results have been having false results and it has been eating at me for a while now Because I’m not sure if my results are true or not I do not have insurance and insurance wouldn’t pay for this test anyways because I am unable to prove that I have a family history of the gene mutation since we do not know my father’s birth family and my father has passed away if I do have the gene and we find out early enough I can have procedures done to prevent getting the cancers.
I had been planning on purchasing an FDA approved kit online but the doctors would approve as accurate results but every time I want to buy the kit something always comes up either bills or medical necessities for my child and school starting up all those Things have prevented me from being able to buy the kit and as of right now I’m not sure when I’d actually be able to get it anytime soon.
This Gene could also affect my children if I have the mutation it can be passed down to them which makes this even more stressful of a situation.
so I’ve resorted to having to ask for donations. Any little bit can help and is greatly appreciated
The kit is from color.com they are an FDA approved lab that can test for a lot of different health issues from your genes they have one kit that would be best for me because it tests for several different types of genes and it cost around $250 but I can also take the other test that is specifically for the BRCA genes and it is $100.
So if you are able to help, thank you so much. And if you aren’t but you took the time to read this, thank you also.