PLEASE Help Cancer mama and kids
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Ended Jan 29, 2014
Thank you for supporting my fundraiser. I'm Sandy McClellan, a mother of 6, and I've been fighting agressive HER2+ invasive breast cancer for the last 12 months. I have not been able to get work during treatment and my kids and I are drowning financially More ...

THANK YOU for visiting my fundraiser and donating, every penny helps so much, no donation is too small. Hi. I'm Sandy McClellan, I'm 45 and I'm a mother of 6...Olivia, Aron, Ethan, Ava, Evan, and Ivy Lynn. Last October I was diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 HER2+ invasive breast cancer. My journey through this disease has left me determined to regain my life back better than ever. Dealing with cancer is tough, but having the stress and fear of losing everything while going through it is more than one can bear.I am starting up a couple of businesses from home to keep my family going, and its slow going but I refuse to give up. Cancer is ugly and painful, it makes you sick and exhausted and weak, but sadly it can take away so much more like your savings and employability.During my time of treatment and through surgeries I have been unemployed and have been drowning in medical bills and daily expenses.My children are my priority and I need to keep them safe and in their home while I try to gain employment, but the bills never stop coming and I must pay out of pocket for my surgeries and other medical expenses. Getting work over these past 12 months has been quite impossible, with treatment schedules, surgeries, and coping with the side effects of aggressive chemotherapy.Not many employers want to hire middle aged ill workers. I have, with the help of great friends and family, been able to hang on this long but I fear the worst will happen if I don't remain caught up.. I still have 2 surgeries coming up, and I have to finish the last 6 months of my Herceptin treatments, every 3 weeks, as soon as my doctor gives the ok that my heart is strong enough.Herceptin can cause heart failure, and I have congestive heart failure which happened 6 years ago, and the treatments were killing my heart for awhile. So I am hoping that with the support of friends my kids and I will make it through until I secure the job and get regular paychecks again. This has been a long difficult year, chemo has taken a toll on me, I had a bi lateral mastectomy with removal of my lymph nodes, and need to continue treatment until my doctor will hopefully declare me in remission, as of now I have a 67% chance of recurrance in the next 24 months, so I need to prepare and get my kids stable by working and keeping the roof over our head, and dealing with mounting medical bills. So I ask if those of you who can, please donate a gift of hope to keep this family afloat until I can provide for them on my own.PLEASE share, donate, and give a gift of hope. THANK YOU

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