Heather has devoted most of her adult life to raising her four wonderful children and supporting her husband. Last year, she was finally able to earn her graduate degree and got her dream job working for the schools. She and her husband also bought a home which they were planning to remodel and live out their golden years in. At the same time, she was preparing her youngest child to graduate from high school, helping to support her oldest child as he and his young wife navigated new parenthood and prepared to welcome their second child who was going to be born with a cleft lip and palate, and helping our aging parents. Then in January of this year, days after welcoming her second grandchild, she got the news that she has Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 47.
Since that time, she has continued to work as much as she is able while she goes through chemotherapy, and she will soon begin 2 years of immunotherapy. We are requesting help for her to pay for the extensive medical treatments that are not covered by their insurance while she continues to receive treatment. This would take a huge burden off of her and her family while she continues to fight for her life.
Heather is a constant support to those around her. She is the glue that holds her family together. Though her children are all legal adults now, she continues to give each of them a lot of support (babysitting grandchildren, making decorations for her daughter's wedding, helping them figure out career paths, helping her youngest find the finances to attend college, etc.). Any support you are able to give will help Heather live more in the moment to enjoy those she loves and cherishes without the burden of mounting medical bills.