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On April 23rd 2019, my mom went into surgery to remove an ovarian tumor. Much to the surgeons, and our surprise, my moms entire abdominal cavity was filled with cancerous tumors. It didn’t stop there. We were also told that the top portion of her bladder, 4 segments of intestines, appendix, lymph nodes, and all female organs were removed do to cancer.
Two weeks later my mom was diagnosed with a rare appendix cancer known as Stage 4 Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma. It didn’t stop there. Just 6 weeks after surgery she had her first pet scan. The results revealed more cancer on two spots of her lung, in more lymph nodes, the inferior tip of her liver, another tumor grew back on the top of her bladder, and half of her pelvis. From there my mothers cancer had spread to a cancer known as Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (PC). This is where your entire GI tract amongst other organs are filled with and continuously grows cancerous tumors. There’s little to no research on this cancer, as well as no cure.
Please, please help join us in raising funds to bring awareness to this horrible disease, and potentially saving our young mothers life. My mother was a perfectly healthy, vibrant, and active 60 year old female with no prior illness! As we all know God can make miracles happen. Please come walk with us, and or donate to this incredible research, to help bring awareness to this horrific disease. If your unable to do either of those, we humbly ask for you just to pray for Pam! All donations solely go to this research, NOT OUR POCKETS! We thank you all for your continued, prayers, love, and support! Love Val, Gary, and Nicki.
On Sunday, September 22, I will participate in the 10th Annual “Heat It To Beat It” walk and you can be a part of it by making a donation on my fundraising page! This walk was launched nine years ago to raise awareness and funds for research for a unique surgery and treatment of a rare form of cancer.
The spread of cancer throoughout the abdomaen is known as peritoneal carcinomatosis ( PC). A treatment called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a highly effective, concentrated, heated chemotherapy that is delivered directly to the abdomen immediately after the surgical removal of advanced abdominal cancers. HIPEC is used to treat appendiceal, colon, and gynecologic cancers, as well as peritoneal mesothelioma. The HIPEC treatment helps eliminate any remaining cancer cells following the surgical removal of the disease.
The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy is one the top medical institutions in the United States that offers HIPEC treatment and is dedicating extensive research to increase HIPEC awareness and understanding with the medical community.
“Heat It To Beat It” refers to the heated chemotherapy that we use, which is essential in beating this type of cancer! The walk is our vehicle to raise awareness and the necessary funds to continue advancing medicine through research and promoting this life saving treatment.
I am motivated to participate in this event because this could potentially save our moms life!
I hope you will consider supporting this important cause by joining my team, registering to participate, or by directly making a donation!
Your support is appreciated!
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