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Dena Stern

How did you discover you were sick?

The healing process is taking longer than I hoped and so I find myself once again in need of help... Read The Full Story

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January 9, 2013

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"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." — Dena Stern

Be Strong!

 

You go girl!

Nick Duguid San Jose, California

I love that you have over 180 people standing by you. Of course you do. You are a beautiful, courageous, blingy bad ass. Wishing you good thoughts today.

Sashka Rothchild Brooklyn, New York

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The healing process is taking longer than I hoped and so I find myself once again in need of help. My heart has never been so open (or so filled, or so blessed.) I would not have survived the last 6 months of diagnosis and treatment without the constant outpouring of love, emotional & financial support and positive energy that my community has sent my way.
My medical expenses last year were almost $20,000 dollars - and that was with health insurance, and spending the first 7 months as a totally healthy, young 29 year old.

Though I see the light at the end of the tunnel, realistically it will be 4-6 months before I cans start to look for work. It's not so bad! I only have 2 more months of chemo, followed by a month of recovery and then surgery. Pfffft. Nothing, right? I'm more than halfway done!

The quality of care I received to this point is exceptional but this year my insurance premiums have gone up, and I will face the new challenges of post mastectomy recovery - very limited mobility for 2-3 months when I wont be able to drive myself in a car, raise my arms above shoulder height, walk my dog, grocery shop, do anything but the most basic house cleaning or get seriously into the task of finding a job. And so I find myself once again in a position of needing help - an incredibly vulnerable and challenging place to be in.

I am fundraising to help cover the cost of my medical expenses - insurance premiums, prescriptions and co-pays for office visits for the next 6 months of my treatment and recovery. The amount is based on my best guess after tracking my spending during my chemo treatment. If you can't give in the more traditional sense, but want to help in other ways definitely let me know. Just your love, good wishes, and healing energy is enough to humble me and make me feel so blessed!

If you feel comfortable passing this along to your friends & family who might want to help, I would be so grateful. And of course, you can read all about (like ALL about) this journey on my blog - dameazon.blogspot.com
xoxoxox Dena

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