Thank you so much for the assistance you have given me in managing my Ovarian Cancer. I am so very grateful to you because this money will go towards the payment of some very large bills which I could not afford before your donation.
When I was told a little over a month ago that I had this vicious stage 4 disease at the age of 44, many things went through my mind. The typical, how do I overcome a 17% survival rate, how do I continue taking care of my 16 year old daughter whom I am veryclose with and how do I afford the overwhelming costs of these treatments which cost monthly more than I make on disability? I ask myself how do I do all of this as a single mom with the inability to work? I was sincerely worried about feeding my child on a monthly basis and keeping her in the only home she has ever known. I have great doctors, but let’s be real, this is a business to them and the first thing I heard before I even met my doctor the first time was, “how will you be paying for your treatments?” Though everyone has been very nice and compassionate about it, this in itself sent me into immediate tears and a strong panic.
I want you to know that all of my panic over the financial portion of my illness has been greatly relieved by your generous contribution. It is so very comforting to know that there is a wonderful organization such as the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation out there. That is so supportive. Futhermore, it has helped me just knowing and most of all “feeling” that I am not alone in this battle against this fierce disease. It gives me so much optimism in looking ahead and somehow I know inside that I will someday call myself a “survivor”of Ovarian Cancer! Thank you so much for all of the assistance that you have provided me with and may able to provide in the future, both monetarily and informationl. Your kindness and support will never be forgotten.