She had been having a lot of back pain, ended up having balance issues and then got a loss of sensation in her legs. She went to the emergency room, had lots of tests run and found out that she had a tumor on her spine. The tumor had to be removed surgically. More tests were run and a lump was found in her breast.
It turned out she has Stage 4 Cancer. This means there will be a course of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Most insurance companies only cover a portion of these treatments and only pay so much for hospital stays.
Throughout the whole ordeal she has remained strong, inspiring and is fighting it all every step of the way. She is still trying to gain the use of her legs back and walk again. So, you can see, she needs all the help she can get!
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