This post doesn’t have anything to do with the topics that I normally write about. It doesn’t have anything to do with RVing, camping, cooking, anything DIY related, or Charlie, even though I’m sure we can all agree that she’s really cute!
This post is for my cousin Amanda. Amanda was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Cancer a little more than a year and a half ago. She is a beautiful girl who has two little kids, Boston and Bailee. She’s been fighting this cancer nonstop since she was diagnosed. She’s been through different forms of chemo, radiation, clinical trials, been denied for clinical trials… you name it. She’s traveled across the country numerous times, looking for a doctor who can help. They just recently found more cancer in other parts of her body. She learned about this while she was arriving in Denver for radiation on her liver last week. She flew back from Denver to Cincinnati yesterday, and was starting radiation today, for ten days straight. I know she really wanted a break from treatment, even for a day or two, to spend some time with her babies, but that just wasn’t an option.
Neuroendocrine (NET) Cancer is rare. And it’s had to find. And from what I understand, it can spread pretty quickly. And since it’s so rare, there aren’t as many clinical trials for it, or as many doctors who specialize in NET cancers. This is from netcancerday.com… “Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) is the umbrella term for a group of unusual cancers which develop from cells in the diffuse endocrine system. NETs can affect people of any age, and can be slow-growing or very aggressive.”
Money doesn’t solve everything, but let’s face it, it certainly helps at least lessen one burden. I know from personal experience that when you’re going through a rough time, kind words can help immensely. Even if they are from complete strangers. I don’t know what else I can do to help, so I’m asking you to take a minute and maybe post a kind or encouraging message, say a prayer if that’s what you believe in, or donate some money if you can. No matter how small or insignificant this may seem to you, it definitely won’t seem small or insignificant to Amanda or her family.
Here is the GoFundMe page that her family set up for her.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.