Aug 19, 2006 - 4:46 pm
I have a friend who is the sweetest, nicest person that I know. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2000 when she was 19 and ever since her life has been a roller coaster. She has done really well for monthes at a time then gone back and found that it has spread. She has had her colon removed as well as most of her reproductive organs. She now has spots on her lungs. She needs to be doing chemo and radiation alternating because she is so tiny. She has now found treatment to be too much of a financial burden. She is now ineligible for her parents insurance and cannot find anyone willing to insure her due to her prexisting condition. She is such a fighter and I cant imagine her losing her fight to finances. Her church has had a spaghetti dinner for donations to her but that wont last long with the high costs of treatment. Are there any resources that anyone knows of, or financial assitance available out there that she may not be aware of?