Help Tenacious Tammi Defeat Cancer
$305 raised
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96 Weeks running

Hello Sunshines!! My story is a bit lengthy but here it goes. I was diagnosed with a rare cancer called ampullary cancer in 2013. I went to the er that trusty Saturday thinking I was having a MS relapse. Boy was I wrong they did tests and said I had stage 4 cancer and it already moved to my liver. I was devastated . So they called my family in and said I wasn't coming out of the hospital. Well look at God I got to go home and start chemo. Chemo to shrink tumors so I could qualify to have surgery (only 3% of patients can have). So on 08/11/14 I had a ten hour surgery they took half my liver, my gallbladder, my spleen and a third of my intestines. The surgery is called the WHIPPLE (Google it or look on YouTube). From there I was in hospital for months...I turned septic and had to sleep on icebed for some days. I was fighting so hard to be here for girls and grandson. So from there the cancer came back I had to have radioactive ablation basically the burnt the cancer off. After that I was fine. Then October of last year I had six spots show up on both lungs. Non operable! So back to chemo.The first two chemo treatments were painful...sick all the time...lost my hair. I wasn’t able to play with grandson. See I fight so hard because my girls only have me. I fight so hard for my life to be here for grandson. I promised I would be the best GiGi cause I didn’t have grandparents. Well here I sit taking chemo again. I am extremely thankful for God keeping me. I will continue to fight. 

God Bless You

There is a vaccination (click to learn more) available that could cure me, but it is not available in the US as of now and when it becomes available it will be considerably higher...it is $10,000 in Mexico. 

Love,

Tammi

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