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Karina Fight Against HER2 Cancer
$160 raised
5% of $3k goal
4 contributors
37 Weeks running

I never thought I would be sat here asking for your help or in this position!

When cancer touches your life, or that of a loved one, we tend to feel helpless and look for ways to take positive action.

Karina is beautiful, smart, affectionate and funny. She is sweet, she is angelic, extraordinary and one-of-a-kind. She is patient, truthful, loving and loyal. She is trustworthy, marvelous, enjoyable and thankful. She is strong; she is brave - a warrior and a fighter. Karina is in a battle with Breast Cancer.

11th of November, in the Oncology Center of the city of Petropavlovsk, we found out Karina was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer called “HER2 invasive ductal carcinoma.” HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (“HER2”). This form of breast cancer (HER2) has a gene mutation that makes an excess of the HER2 protein, which makes the breast cancer (i) more aggressive, (ii) more likely to grow and (iii) more likely to spread. Only approx. 1 out of every 5 breast cancer diagnoses are HER2.

Karina were as informed of the long road ahead that awaits her, including a BIG treatment plan consisting of biopsies, chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, radiation, and continued medicinal treatment for the next ten (10) years. Due to the HER2 positive breast cancer, chemotherapy must begin immediately.

Karina has begun taking prompt matters and consideration for all of the above, by researching other possible options, planning, and a number of appointments already with oncology, infertility, radiology, and surgery specialists, just to name a few.

While much is still uncertain, what I do know at this time is that her prognosis with the type of breast cancer is treatable; the year ahead for her and her husband, however, will be rough and full of uncertainties. Without a doubt in my heart and mind, she is capable of conquering this battle in her life ahead.

As you know, medical expenses can become a financial burden, and in turn, the financial burden can cause additional emotional stress, potentially affecting her and her loved ones. Needless to say, her, her husband, and her family are currently experiencing the emotional and financial burden of her diagnosis. During the next seven (7) months alone, Karina will undergo aggressive chemotherapy treatment.

This is where we can all come in to help and support her; to help keep her strong and fighting. Karina would never want to reach out for help and that is why I are starting this campaign for her. This page is to allow others to help reach out and assist our family during this time of need. Contributions of any amount will be forth to medical expenditures for Karina during this journey. Your contribution will be used to any medical bills incurred and/or any post-op complications that may arise.

Hug your loved ones, and never let a moment pass that they don't know how much love you have for them.

 

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