Mom With Breast Cancer
I am a 41 year old mother of 4 who was diagnosed with breast cancer in
November 2011. I had a cancer insurance policy in place, but it hasn’t paid
out enough to make ends meet with my never ending medical expenses. Since I
was diagnosed at the end of calendar year, I also had to pay insurance
deductibles a second time.
I have had a bilateral mastectomy and removal of my ovaries with breast
reconstruction still in the future. In addition to routine surgical
procedures I have had health complications which include lymphedema of my
left arm and post-operative infection. Because of my diagnosis and
surgeries, I have been off work for several months. My fiance works out of
state and sends money home when he can to support me and our 4 children, but
with the state of the economy, work hasn’t been as plentiful as past years.
Our children are in their high school and college years and depend on us to
help with their expenses (car, school, clothes, books, food, etc.) I want to
be able to provide for them so they can concentrate on furthering their
education. They have already been through immense stress with my new
I am desperately trying to make ends meet and am asking for any help you can
provide. Please help my family through this difficult time.