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WISH RECIPIENTS

Meet some of our Wish Recipients 

Lynnette Carlino

New Interior Doors

I started working in TV just about a year after college.  I worked my way into a full time commercial production producer and began traveling the world.  I spent some extended time in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Palestine and Israel, then on to Bolivia, Japan, Spain, Holland, Tanzania and Italy.  I was 35 when Michael and I met and shortly after we married and had our daughter, Gianna, I began work as a Series Producer on a local television show with THINKTV, PBS Channel 16.   We moved into a new house and were happily cruising through life. 

 

Then, WHAM! I turned 40 and a lump appeared.  I was diagnosed with Stage IIB Breast Cancer.  I had three surgeries in six weeks, culminating in a double mastectomy.  Then I had 5 rounds of chemo and 28 radiation treatments.  I took medical leave and put my career on hold to spend as much time with my daughter as I could.   Gianna was just 2.5 when I was diagnosed and I worried so much about how my physical appearance would impact her.  She was happy to help shave my head and didn't care really that I didn't have any hair.  It seems she's never NOT known the word 'cancer'.  I'm grateful for that in a way--it's not a scary word to her.  She's 4.5 now and very empathetic and wise beyond her years.

 

I contacted Breast Wishes because I was done with my treatment and I'm 'supposed to go back to normal'.  What does 'normal' even look like?  My husband and I had been purposeful with our time the last two years; making lots of memories and having lots of experiences.  So, what would bring me JOY?  When we moved into the new house, it was our plan to replace all the interior doors with updated white panel doors.  But as most of you know, EVERYTHING takes a back burner to cancer.  Those doors started to become physical reminders of a life off course.  It seemed silly at first to ask for new doors.  But doors are so symbolic.  My home has become my safe place; one of the few places I feel protected and in control.  Cancer steals those things from you.  So, to have new doors that symbolize new open 'doors' in my life and to have them as daily, physical reminders of others' goodness is an unbelievable gift.  Everyday, I am reminded to seek JOY in my life, to look for opportunities to help someone else and above all, practice gratitude.  All because my ugly doors were lovingly and generously replaced with beautiful, updated doors.  My heart is full.  

**Special thanks to Newt and his team at Total Home Pros for donating their time to replace Lynnette's doors and thanks to Laveck Photography for the great shot and free photography sessions at Portraits of Hope**

Phaedra Winters

Shopping Spree!

Phaedra Winters, a 54 year old behavior therapist was diagnosed with

Breast Cancer, September 2016 from 3D mammogram and Ultrasound. By the

time she was referred to an oncologist, the tumor (HER+) had aggressively doubled in size on the left breast left lymph nodes. Chemotherapy helped reduce the size of the tumor. This was her second go around with Cancer. She was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 30. She requested a bilateral mastectomy with breast reconstruction. After clearance for surgery she underwent a bilateral mastectomy, with left ancillary node removal in April 2017. Breast Wishes Foundation has assisted her with her wish

for a monovision contact eye exam, contact lenses, and a new wardrobe with clothing that fits perfectly. Currently, she is going through tissue stretching to prepare for her final implant surgery in a few months. Ms. Winters says’ “without the help of Breast Wishes Foundation and their donors, she would

not have been able to afford the eye exam, contacts, nor the wardrobe.” Ms. Winters has been unable to work while she undergos treatment. Breast Wishes Foundation, really does help make dreams come true! Special thanks to Breast Wishes Foundation and the generous donors who make dreams like this

possible.

**Special Thanks to Bright Eyes Optical for donating the eye exam and 6 months of contacts**

Shirley Wyatt

Big Screen Smart TV

My Breast cancer journey began back in 1996 when I️ was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. After a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation I️ was in remission for 20+ years. Then in July 2013 I️ was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c that had spread to innumerable tumors throughout my entire abdominal cavity. I️ was at that time tested for gene abnormality; I️ am BRACA 1 positive. Despite four years of chemo my cancer continued to grow so in March of this year I️ stopped treatments and went into palliative care for pain management. As I️ got weaker, I️ decided I️ needed Hospice care. I’ve been with hospice of Dayton ( in-home) about three months and that has helped tremendously!  Through family and friends who contribute to Breast Wishes Foundation fundraisers I️ was given the chance to make a wish.  I️ opted to ask for a 50” Smart TV to keep me entertained as in-home hospice is lonely and boring. Got it Monday!  Love, Love it! Thank you Breast Wishes Foundation!!!

Renita Shelton

New Mattress Set

My name is Renita Shelton. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer shortly after Christmas of 2015. After ongoing chemotherapy & radiation treatments, I was given 6-18 months to live this past summer. Fighting Cancer is an exhausting battle, but each day I continue to fight so that I can have more time with my children and grandchildren. They are keeping me living, and are my everything! I didn’t want a fancy dream vacation, but just a much needed new mattress and box spring-so that I can sleep better so that I can fight better!

 

Thank you so much Breast Wishes Foundation! You have no idea how much I appreciate this dream come true. May you continue to bless others with their wishes.

**Special thanks to Sleep Outfitters in Huber Heights**

Sheila Earley

Diagnose and Fix Car Troubles

 I'm very thankful in your organization for helping me.  I'm 57 years old and was a school bus driver until Aug 17 th this year when I lost my job, then 3 days later find out I have breast cancer.

Everyday I try not to focus on the bad, but more on the good.  I am an avid crafter and love to make beautiful things.  I love to take old items and spruce them up and make them new again.  And it makes my day when I see others enjoy the things I make.  I had worked  in a nursing home and enjoyed it very much.  I'm a people person.  I have 2 beautiful  grandsons one is five the other is twelve.  The twelve year old has had cerebral palsy since birth.  He has shown me  that you don't let things stop you.  There are speed bumps in life that just slow u down, it's the stop sticks that stop you.  And that is the way you think about things.

So, this grandma lives everyday for the wonderful things that's in life, family, friends and all the new people that touch my life as well as those who lives I've touched.

Thank you and your organization again.

**Special thanks to Oak Grove Import Auto Service**

Kristi Hittepole

Christmas for her family

Kristi is a 40 year old single mom to two daughters. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and has been fighting the cancer and complications from cancer surgery for over 5 years. She is on a fixed income with disability and really wanted to have a nice Christmas for her daughters. She reached out to Breast Wishes in early December and we scrambled to make it happen by having a tree delivered in time along with presents for Kristi and the kids. She sent us an amazing video of the kids after they received their new chromebook tablets from "santa" and it was pure JOY! 

Heather Huston

In Home Hospital Bed

I am 38 years old, and have been a caregiver for almost my entire life. I've been caring for my parents since I was young and I now have the sole responsibility of caring for my uncle who is deaf and has autism.  So, now that I'm on the other side of caregiving, it's been difficult to realize that I need to slow down and care for ME now as I battle breast cancer.  It has been a rough road so far but my faith in God, support from family and friends, and Breast Wishes have been my saving grace. I struggle with extreme fatigue and debilitating pain and the one thing I have desperately needed is a hospital bed to assist me in raising up as I need a lot of help. Also, being elevated will help me be able to breathe better!  So I am incredibly grateful Breast Wishes will be granting me this request and sending me a hospital bed. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Kathy Knopp

Healthy Lifestyle Help

Kathy has been diagnosed as terminal and would like to prolong her life as much as possible so she wished for vitamins and supplements, healthy vegetables and foods, organic bones to make bone broth and she wanted to keep up the tradition of Saturday morning breakfast with her daughter. 

 

 

 

 

**Special thanks to Healthy Alternative, Kroger, George's Family Restaurant and Haren's Market**

Jeanie Townsend

To take her kids on a vacation

Jeanie was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2017. She wished to take her kids on a summer vacation so Breast Wishes is sending the family to Myrtle Beach! 

Tara Williams

To have a nice Christmas for her grandkids

Tara has been battling stage 3 breast cancer since 2014. She hasn't been able to work and really wanted to see the JOY on her granddaughters' faces when they had a pile of gifts from her at Christmas! We made that happen with a Wal Mart shopping spree! 

Jennifer Lewis

To celebrate her 30th Wedding Anniversary

Jennifer Lewis 51
Diagnosed 12/2016
Stage 3 breast cancer 
Did chemo for 4 months 
Double mastectomy with reconstruction.
Now starting radiation for 5 weeks 
Married 30 years to Harold 
2 children
Robin 27
Dusty 20
Born and raised in Vandalia Oh
Working at Ernst Concrete 
Trying to stay positive through this.
Worked through all chemo treatments and now radiation.
Took 1 month off for surgery but went right back to work. I will beat this .
 

Jennifer wishes for a night out with her husband to celebrate their anniversary. Breast Wishes sent them to a Dragon's game for some fun and to the Oakwood Club for a romantic dinner. 

 

 

 

**Special thanks to the Oakwood Club**

Alice Lohnes

In home health care for her sister

Alice was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and needed to get started on radiation treatments immediately. Her oncologist wanted her to go to treatment 5 days per week for 4-5 weeks but Alice couldn't leave her disabled sister alone for that length of time. She wasn't going to get her treatments until Breast Wishes stepped in and granted her wish for in home health care for her sister Lois. The folks at Golden Heart Senior Care took great care of Lois so Alice could go to treatment and take good care of herself! 

Paige Mack

Yoga Training

Paige Mack was first diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2016. After thinking she had beat the disease it came back in a bone as metastic breast cancer two years later. She was 25 at her first diagnosis and found out about her second diagnosis the day before her 28th birthday. She strives to spread positive energy and be a flicker of light in this sometimes dark world we live in. She is from Ohio, moved to Denver and recently came back to Ohio for treatment at Cleveland Clinic. She plans to attend Yoga teacher training this June in Denver. She is so grateful to have connected with Elesha and for Breast Wishes to grant her wish of a Yoga workshop with Katie Silcox at Day Yoga in Dayton.

Michayla Cotillon

Great Wolf Lodge

Michayla wanted a weekend getaway with her mother and 3 kids and picked Great Wolf Lodge as the destination. Our foundation granted her wish with a big suite with bunk beds for the kids and plenty of space for mom and grandma. What a blast! 

Rene Brubaker

Trip to Prince Edward Island

Rene wished for a trip to Prince Edward Island and took about 2 weeks to drive from Ohio to Canada and back. She called Breast Wishes each day to help her find hotels in the area so it was like we got to follow along on the trip with her! We are so happy she was able to make this trip and make some awesome memories with her husband. 

Nikol Marvin

Graduation Party

So many of our women use their wishes to help others and Nikol wanted to help send her son off by giving him a great graduation party. We gave Nikol a $500 Kroger gift card so she could get all the party supplies she needed! 

Debbie Riley

Trip to Florida

My roller coaster ride started in 2012.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer and started with a lumpectomy,  chemo and radiation.   I said Debbie you can do this.   I lost my hair and burnt my skin but I beat cancer and I’m alive.  So it was all good.   I gained a tremendous amount of weight during that time so I started on a weight loss journey.  I lost over 100 pounds over the next four years.  I thought I was home free.

 

In August of 2017,  they discovered  cancer in my other breast.   I said to myself “are you kidding me”.  So with a level head I said I was going to have a double mastectomy.   I do not wish this on anyone.  This has been the one of the hardest decisions of my life.  The recovery has not been easy.    But again, I am cancer free. 

At the time of my surgery I was planning on visiting a friend in Colorado for her son’s wedding.  We have been friends for over 25 years.  Those plan were canceled with my surgery.

So I keep getting curve balls thrown at me but I continue swinging.  I found out in May 2018 that I have uterine cancer.   My doctor states this is a quick fix.  All and I stress ALL I need is a hysterectomy.   So  this will be completed 6-15-18. 

I asked Breast Wishes to help with a plane ticket to Florida as my friend and I are planning a retreat if you will to Florida in October.   We are each going to pick a bucket list thing to do.  I have so many I can’t wait to choose.  I suppose one bucket list is beating CANCER three times.

 

Alittle about me:  I am a social work supervisor at Montgomery  County Children Services where I have been for ten years.  Prior to that I worked 18 years in Lorain County in Child welfare.  I can’t imagine a better career.  I love what I do.  I am divorced with no children however I am the BEST and I mean the BEST auntie in the world.  All my nieces and nephews know where their bread is buttered. 

I grew up in Sandusky and am the second oldest of six children.  My mother is still alive and she lives in Sandusky.  We are a very close family and I spend much of my summer in Sandusky and I may retire there in 15 months. 

 

My favorite shirt is the one I am wearing in this picture and it says” Yes, they're fake, the real ones tried to kill me. “

 

I am very sorry for your family’s loss.  I am grateful that you have started this foundation and you have granted me this wish.   Thank- you again.

Carol Seth

Landscaping

My cancer journey started in July of 2015.  I felt a pain in my right breast so I examined my breast and found a lump.  I went to the doctors within a few days.  I then seen  the surgeon within a week for a biopsy.  Then August 4, 2015 a double mastectomy with 3 lymph nodes removed and  chemo treatments for Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that was ER/PR Positive.  I was so surprised by how quick it all happened.   I went on to have  breast  reconstruction surgeries and then a Hysterectomy.   A total of 11 surgeries in less than 16 months.   I have a few more surgeries to go later and several years of medication, but I’m so happy just to be alive.

In July, 2018 I was sent a message from a wonderful foundation called “Breast Wishes Foundation”.  My wish was for a few plants and a seat to be placed around my little pond.  I was told that a company named Green Trails from Beavercreek would be contacting me.  KT came to my home and looked around, then told me that he would get back with me.  They not only worked around my pond but all the flower beds in my yard.  I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for people like this!  The foundation that takes a cancer patient like me and does something great to make them happy.  It is truly a gift from God.  Thank You!

Special thanks to Green Trails Lawn and Landscaping

Anita Rice

Anniversary Celebration

My name is Anita Rice, and I am married with 3 lovely children.  I was working as an administrative asst. At a large medical facility in Cleveland, Oh. While enjoying life as a wife and mother, I was diagnosed in July of 2013 with triple negative breast cancer. After losing my mom to breast cancer in 1997, my worst nightmare had come true.  I underwent a right mastectomy with reconstruction, and then 6 rounds of chemo. Soon,  things went back to normal, and I got my life back, working and enjoying life again. 

 

Then right before my 5 year mark I started having pain in my right leg in June of 2018, which turned out to be metastic breast cancer to the bone. I am currently fighting breast cancer for a second time, getting weekly chemo treatments.  I have had 13 rounds and my first scan. So far the scan shows that the cancer is responding to the chemo and it is working.  I will continue with treatments, and continue to pray for a good outcome.  

My dedicated husband Michael has always been there for me through every step of the way, we just celebrated 27 years of marriage and we wanted to do a big date night..  Thanks to the foundation we will be attending a concert of one of our favorite Artist, who also have the same name as me "Anita Baker" we will enjoy a wonderful dinner before the show. 

Thanks to the foundation, we are so grateful! 

Tina Sharp

A Car

What would help bring me JOY is to be able to get some transportation so I can get out and volunteer, see my grandkids, go to church and go to my appointments. I would love to be able to get out of the house and stop being locked in looking at these four walls. I have stage 4 breast cancer and congestive heart failure from the cancer treatments. I've lost my job, my condo and my vehicle and feel like everything is closing in on me at once. The freedom to drive myself around would be such a blessing! Thank you Breast Wishes for granting me this wish! 

Natalie Hill

A Backyard Pool

Natalie wished for a pool to float in to help with the pains associated with her cancer. Summer was half way over when she made her wish and the professional pool installers didn't have time on their schedule for months so Natalie's husband Rob decided to take on the job himself! From digging electrical trenches to getting permits and putting the pool together-Rob made it happen for her. Natalie tells us that the pool has brought much JOY to her and her family! 

Gayle Harris

A new mattress

I am a thriver of cancer three times. In 1998 I had a miscarriage and was then diagnosed with my first cancer. It was cancer of the residual placental growth. The technical term is choriocarcinoma.  My second cancer was colon cancer in 2003. My third cancer was breast cancer in 2011. This was actually the worst as I had to go through radiation, chemo and a bilateral mastectomy. I am still going through the reconstruction process. Unfortunately with this diagnosis came the added complication of lymphedema. 

Gayle has been a supporter of 5k for Kelli since the beginning and always dressed in her fairy best for the event! She wished for a new mattress to add a little bit of comfort to her life. 

Jonda Wilken

Shopping Spree

Jonda has a very rare and aggressive type of breast cancer. She is unable to work and sometimes just buying essentials is a struggle. We took Jonda to Target and Marshalls and went on an awesome shopping spree on Black Friday! She loves to clean and got lots of Method cleaners without harsh chemicals. She also got new curtains, new rugs, new towels and new bedding to spruce up the living room, bathroom and bedroom. She got an essential oil diffuser as well and has fallen in love with our JOY blend! 

Amy Fenning

New Appliances

Amy Fenning, a 49-year old mother of three, was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in June of 2018 during a routine mammogram. With no family history of breast cancer, the diagnosis came as quite a shock to the otherwise healthy marketing professional. A major proponent of preventative health, Amy has never missed a yearly mammogram and always asks for the optional 3D image due to having dense, fibrous tissue. “In the time I’ve been having mammograms, most of my screens have been abnormal so returning for a diagnostic and ultrasound was of little concern. When I had to go for a biopsy, I definitely raised my eyebrows a little bit. However, I’ve always been determined to not worry about something until I had something to worry about. It wasn’t until the radiologist contacted me personally with my results that my heart dropped to the floor. I knew he wasn’t calling to congratulate me.”

Tests revealed that the tumor was triple positive and quite aggressive. Opting for a less invasive lumpectomy, the surgery lasted nearly four hours due to the discovery of a satellite tumor that was not revealed on the ultrasound. Fortunately, all margins and lymph nodes were clear. Due to the aggressive nature of the cancer, Amy is undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy which will be followed by radiation. Immunotherapy will then continue for the balance of a year to the anniversary of the diagnosis.

Recently moved into a new home with older appliances, Amy was in the chemotherapy center at Miami Valley South Hospital looking for a new stove and microwave on her tablet when a nurse told her about the Breast Wishes Foundation. “The stove in my home was really becoming a fire hazard concern and needed to be replaced. Even with insurance, medical co-pays really add up and money for appliances wasn’t readily available. However, I just couldn’t put it off any longer. Finding out about The Breast Wishes Foundation couldn’t have come at a better time.” The form was filled out during the appointment and faxed right from the nurse’s station.

“I have a new stove and over the range microwave that I can use to safely bake and cook without worrying about short wiring. Everything cooks evenly and at the right temperatures so I know nothing is undercooked. I can’t thank the Breast Wishes Foundation enough for this wonderful gift. I love to cook and bake for others. This provides me with the ability to continue to do what gives me great JOY while I’m going through many changes in my life.”

Regina Galbraith

Financial Help

My name is Regina Galbraith. I am 56 yrs old, and have 3 sons. One of which is 17 years old who will be graduating in May from Greene county career center. I was diagnosed with triple negative, stage 3, grade 3 breast cancer in Oct. of 2018. I am grateful for breast wishes. Because of their generosity I am able to keep my household going for my son and I. Helps me put what energy I have into my treatment and getting better.  I will forever be grateful. 

Kelly Long

New Oven

I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in August 2018... I was 38 at the time so mammograms hadn't been a part of my life.  Needless to say we were shocked and scared.  I work full time and have two small children and didn't have time for cancer and didn't know how we'd get through all of this.  I did 6 rounds of chemo and had a bilateral mastectomy in January 2019.  Our support network of friends and co-workers have been great.  People have been providing us with meals, which has helped out a lot, but our oven at home is from 1988 and on its last leg so on a couple occasions some of the lovely food people brought over would get burnt as a result of our failing oven.  I saw a brochure for Breast Wishes and thought I'd contact them about a Lowe's giftcard so we could purchase a new oven and end some of the frustration that it causes us on a daily basis.  It might sound like a silly thing to want when you're dealing with cancer, but having one less thing to worry about on a day to day basis is always nice when you have a big weight like cancer on your shoulders.

 

Thank you so much for the Lowe's gift card!  I can't wait for our new oven to arrive and make our lives a little easier!"

Renee Hatch

New Furniture

I'm a 59 year old newly diagnosed Stage3 3T Negative Cancer patient.. I'm also a retired insurance worker and foster mom.. I've had some awesome sauce jobs in my pass like Emory University.. WPAFB.. The VA Hospital.. to name a few.. I enjoy reading, skating.. movies.. I use to be a lifeguard.. and i still enjoy swimming and traveling.. I have 3 grandsons that call me NaNa and I love it 

P.S. I'm gonna beat this Cancer!!!

Renee wished for some new furniture and a new bed. Thanks to Payless Furniture  for giving us such a great deal! The blue couch and love seat looks awesome and the new mattress and box spring will remind Renee that there is plenty of support for her out there! 

Barbara Ellis

Plane tickets to London

My parents met at Ohio State; my father was from NY, my mother NJ.  I was born in Cleveland in 1956.  I have four siblings; two older, two younger, equal mix of sisters and brothers.  

 

We moved to Los Angeles when I was 6.  I moved to San Francisco in 1979, married and had my children there, both born at home.  My daughter, Pearl is 29, my son, Jackson is 27.  Pearl moved to Columbus almost 4 years ago (the Bay Area was/is unaffordable).  I followed her a year later.  Were my parents still living, they would be charmed to know that their granddaughter brought us back to Ohio. 

 

I spent many years as a middle school special education teacher, and I continue to offer my services as an academic tutor/mentor.  I now work for The Columbus Metropolitan Library, which I love.

 

My ex-husband is English.  He also has 4 siblings.  I am closest to his sister, Zoe, who will be marrying her long time love, Tony, on May 4th.  The last time we saw one another, I was still recovering from ovarian cancer; about 13 years ago.  It strikes me as somewhat ironic that I will see her again under similar circumstances.  I will surely have the same "hairdo" this time around as well (if it grows back, sigh.........I was much further along this far after chemo the last time, if I recall correctly ;-/).

 

I was diagnosed with stage 1b, triple negative breast cancer in late July/early August.  I have an amazing team of doctors who have seen me through surgery, chemo and now radiation.  I am just about finished with active treatment.  

 

I have the ovarian cancer to thank for the early detection of this breast cancer.  Since I was discovered to be BRCA1 positive, I am checked every 6 months.  The excellent care begun at UCSF has continued with OSU.  I am a very lucky woman.

*Barbara wished for plane tickets to London so she could join her family for a wedding there-how exciting! 

Regina Jones

Plane tickets to Vegas

I have been having mammograms since I was in my early 30’s. My Grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her 70’s. My step mother passed away when she was 48 from Breast cancer. My Mom passed away when she was 54 from breast cancer. All of there cancer was estrogen based.  I was tested to see if I had the Brach 1 & 2 gene after Mom passed away. It came back negative.
I made an appointment for my yearly mammogram in October 2018. A couple days later I saw a skin tag on my breast, when I touched it I felt a large lump! Quickly called doctor and they change the mammogram to include an ultra sound mammogram also, “just to be safe”. After both procedures were finished they took me into a room to discuss the results. I knew I would need a biopsy but I wasn’t prepared for what they told me.  They said that the lump was 2cm and they could tell by the shape of it that they were pretty sure it was cancer, would need a biopsy to confirm.
Turned out the lump was 9cm once the biopsy was done. The cancer was also in the lymp nodes. The biopsy showed my cancer is Her2/neu+3. This is different than my Mom and Grandma. This was a shocker to me. Was told my cancer is protein base. (I believe the medicine used to treat my Chrons for the last 5 years is what contributed to my Breast cancer.) The doctor was surprised himself and wanted a pet scan to be sure the cancer hadn’t spread anywhere else. I just had a mammogram last year!
Pet scan came back that the cancer had already spread to my liver. So we went from a cure-able cancer stage 2 to stage 4 incurable in a blink of an eye. 
I have placed my Faith in God and my oncologist. I am doing treatments and praying for another day with my husband and son. 
I am thankful for BreastWishes for helping my family to have a memorable vacation. My son is a big Gordon Ramsey fan. A Hell’s Kitchen just opened this winter in Vegas! With the help of BreastWishes my family will get to experience the Hell’s kitchen! Thank you to all those involved to help families have a wish and an opportunity to make a memory!

Kendra Payton

Mortgage Assistance

My name is Kendra Payton-Bell and I am 37 years old. I am a wife and mother to three beautiful children. Two daughters 15 and 13 and a 6 year old son. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 22, 2019. It has been a huge life transition, but I know that I am a survivor and will be okay. Thank you so much for this opportunity and wish. 

Nina Peters

New Carpet

Hello, my name is Nina Peters, I am 41 years old and I've been married to my wonderful husband Shelby for 14 years this June 10th. We had 3 children. However, August 27th 2017 I lost my oldest son to SUDEP ( Sudden Unexplained Death from EPilepsy). My son was 20 years old and he didn't have life insurance, so my husband and I used all of our savings to pay for his funeral, time off of work and expenses for my grandson. Then May of 2018 my mom was diagnosed with stage 1 Breast Cancer. She had a lumpectomy and radiation, she is doing well now. Exactly a year after my son passed away, August 27, 2018, I was diagnosed with stage 3, triple positive invasive ductal carcinoma with metastasis to my auxiliary nodes. I started chemotherapy September 17th, had a double mastectomy on January 25th, with reconstruction. February 12th I had to have my left exspander taken out in emergency surgery due to a severe infection. I have continued with my chemo and have also been in radiation now for weeks. I have 3 more surgeries, 2 major and one outpatient. After being diagnosed with breast cancer I knew if I could survive my sons death I could survive this. I knew I had to, for my family. They have been through so much, this wasn't fair to them. I now have till September, with chemo and I'll be finished with radiation in a week. The battles we have been through have made our finances completely hard to manage. But thanks to Breast Wishes we were granted our wish of getting new carpet. It was something we had planned on doing before our son passed away. With everything that has happened, it was the last thing on our list to worry about. Thank you so much Breast Wishes. 

Special Thanks to Jeff at U-Profit Wholesale Carpet 

Donna Back

Financial Help

I'm 55 yrs.old. I'm single with one son , and 4 wonderful grandchildren. 

I was diagnosed in April. I had surgery in May on my left breast. Now I'm doing radiation treatments. I have faith that this will work. My fear is my family history , the chance of coming back is great. I want to have mastectomy to help prevent that. Mentally and physically this is so hard. Financially it has broke me.

I'm grateful to be alive and look forward to giving back to Pink Ribbon Girls and Breast Wishes. My workplace gives me the platform to raise money for causes. We have benefit Poker Runs , an awesome group of bikers will stand up for these causes. We have helped adults, children , and the Humane Society. 

Jennifer Combs

Financial Help

I am 52 yrs old

Grew up in Miamisburg Ohio and graduated from Miamisburg high school in 1986

I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012 and had a lumpectomy and then chemo and radiation

I was in remission until May of 2019 when I went for a Mammogram which I do twice a year.   I had to start chemo again in June and finally finished that up around the middle of August.   I just had a double mastectomy on Sept 9

I have 2 sons that are 32 and 28 and a 24 year old Step daughter

My husband has a bad spine disease that all the disc in his back are fusing together so it is difficult for him to get around.

We have 1 fur baby named Roman Reigns   We are big WWE fans and Roman Reigns is my favorite wrestler! 

Jennifer wished for some financial assistance and Breast Wishes gladly helped with some bills to alleviate some of her stress and and bring some JOY with financial relief! 

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