I never thought I would describe myself as a Breast Cancer Survivor but currently that is my reality. On November 7, 2019 my world as I knew it turned upside down. The in-depth, surreal phone conversation from the UW Hospital nurse discussing how I had breast cancer that was also in my lymph nodes couldn't be true. From then on it was a whirl wind as I had to have another MRI, doctors visits, surgery, and currently radiation treatment.
I was blessed in that it was stage IB and chemotherapy was not required.
As a single mom, I am the sole income source for our household. My daughter is graduating high school this year and because of her academic and social service, she has been accepting into a few universities. My income status as allowed her to be eligible for financial need-based scholarships.
Surgery and treatment have resulted in loss of wages and I have fallen behind on my mortgage. I am seeking financial assistance to help with mortgage payments and to maintain our home.