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Thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully DONATE! As most of you know, my family and I have been dealing with cancer for 5 years now. I was first diagnosed in March of 2016 with colon cancer found when they removed my appendix. We thought we were out of the woods. Then in February of 2018, I was diagnosed with bilateral (stage 1) breast cancer as well as metastatic colon (appendix) cancer from the 2016 primary. I went through Chemo and surgery for the GI cancer and then surgery and radiation for the breast cancer. We thought we could take a breath and prayed so hard the worst was over. They found another GI met in June 2019 which was surgically removed. Then, life really changed in June 2020 when I was diagnosed with MDS (myelosdysplastic syndrome) a cancer of your bone marrow. Previous treatments destroyed my healthy marrow and quickly progressed to a possible AML (acute myeloid leukemia) diagnosis. I underwent a stem cell transplant on 9/25/2020 where I was blessed with healthy stem cells from a 100% matched donor. My transplant so far has been successful and the doctors felt I was strong enough to withstand surgery on 3/2/2021 to remove additional metastatic disease from the GI cancer. I am in recovery mode going slow and have been off work on disability since last July. Wellness House has literally helped keep me and my husband sane by offer support services, exercise and nutrition classes and even workshops that really help you DIG DEEP to find the meaning in life and the drive to keep fighting. People ask me every day how I stay positive and keep a "never give up" outlook. WELL, I wake up every day fighting for time to be with my family, friends and pay it forward through Wellness House. PLEASE consider joining my team and walk with us (either physically or virtually) on May 2, 2021. LOVE and HUGS to all of you. We will beat this!!!
Welcome to My Personal Page
No matter how someone has been affected by cancer — maybe they've been diagnosed, have a family member who’s living with cancer, or are a caregiver — you're welcome at Wellness House. Learn new skills, get information, and join others when you take classes, practice healthful living, reduce stress, and more. All Wellness House programs and services are led by experts, designed to prepare and empower you to fully live life with cancer. All at no cost to you.
Everything Wellness House does is to prepare and empower people to fully live life with cancer and beyond.
Wellness House experts, specialists and programs focus on individual needs of people through every step of cancer - before, during and after treatment.
The welcoming, encouraging feeling starts the moment you walk into one of the programs. Wellness House is designed to give you back the strength, community and control that cancer can take away.
You can't put a price on what Wellness House provides. So we don't. Thanks to the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations that provide gifts to Wellness House, there's absolutely no charge for all programs and services.
I hope you will join me by making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goals but more importantly to support help people in our community and around Chicagoland fully live life with cancer and beyond.
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