5.1.13

Day #171: Help...Still Needed!

Hi Friends! I am working a 4-day weekend (Fri-Mon, 12 hrs. Reminder, it's flu season which means the ER is hopping!) so I'm kind of tired this weekend.

Since the holidays are over, I am going to post about my friend Sarah again. I post in December about her. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Well, she went to the University of Michigan yesterday for a second opinion and they believe it's not as aggressive as originally diagnosed. She will begin chemo this week, for six rounds and then have surgery. She is still very optimistic.

Anyways, we are having a benefit for her in February. We still have the online fund set-up and we would LOVE it, if we could get over $1000 saved up to give her! So please, even $5 will help.

So, once again I am going to introduce you to Sarah and hope you consider donating money to help her and her three kids!

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So, bloggy friends, I would like to introduce you to Sarah...aka Molly, as we like to call her at work. Sarah is a registered nurse that works with me in the emergency department. When she first started, everyone thought she looked like a Molly, rather than a Sarah. Plus, we already had six Sarah's working there. So, we nicknamed her Molly and it has stuck ever since.


Don't you think she looks like a Molly? Anyways, Sarah is a single mom to 3 beautiful kids. Sarah recently started having abdominal pains. She was seen by the doctor and told she might have colitis or IBS. The pain continued so further testing was done. She was told she had benign teratoma's scattered throughout her abdomen. She went in for surgery this past week to have the teratoma's removed.



When the surgeons opened her up, they found that she had dermoid tumors. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer that has spread to her sigmoid colon. She has to go back in for surgery in a few weeks to have a full hysterectomy and part of her colon removed. She meets with an oncologist this week, and will know more once the pathology report is completed. She will start chemotherapy in two weeks. 

She is only 30 years old. 

People at work are rallying together to donate PTO and to buy her kids Christmas presents. Bob and I are planning a benefit to help raise money to support her through this tough time ahead. We have also started an online collection, attempting to raise money to give to Sarah to help her take care of bills and her children. Any amount will help. Please take a moment and consider helping this wonderful woman and her family.



Please, feel free to share this information around the blogosphere. Thank-you.

Those who are hesitant to donate because of the 4% fee the website charges, please don't let this stop you. Bob and I plan to pay this 4% so Sarah will receive the full amount donated. Thank-you.

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5 comments:

  1. if you send me some kind of post, i will defiantly share it on my blog! :)

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  2. Wow! You're amazing, Chelsea for doing this. A single mom of three kids... my goodness. When I get home from vacay, I will see what I can pull together from my funds. Do you mind me asking how much you have raised so far?

    Sarah

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  3. My mum had ovarian cancer at a similar age - thoughts & prayers go out to Sarah & her family.

    Mrs Brown @Mrs Brown's Thoughts

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  4. This brought tears to my eyes and gave me chills. A lady in our life who is only 50 just got diagnosed with insanely PROGRESSED lung cancer and has never smoked a day in her life. Oh also, her husband just died this time last year from a RANDOM heart attack. So much sadness. xo PRAYING for "Molly."

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