Please support Whitney as she battles stage 4 Breast Cancer.
Where to start?
My best friend recently found out she has stage 4 breast cancer. Last month she got a double mastectomy and pretty soon here she will be loosing the hair that goes all the way down to her butt. She’s incredibly strong though, the strongest person I know, so I know she will overcome it. However, the price tag on fighting for your life is more than she, or any of us make. Even with insurance. And just this fall she and her boyfriend signed the papers on a new house after she got a much deserved new job. So its not easy. She’s paying out of pocket for a lot too. Shes already getting calls from collectors as if dealing with cancer wasn’t enough.
I met Whitney when I worked at a crummy diner as a waitress. She was my manager and pretty quickly we became close friends. Shes on of those friends who listens to you genuinely, shes kind, shes giving and shes incredibly thoughtful. She’s always thinking of others and always doing things for others, going above and beyond what any normal person would do. I used to stay late at work just to hang out with her or come in on my days off just to talk. We lost our jobs together too when the restaurant we worked at shut down without notice. Then she threw a party for all of us to celebrate..because thats the kind of person she is. She even saved some of our name tags and keepsake type items and gave them to us.
Losing a job on the spot wasnt as big of a deal for me at the time because I was young and had a spouse and didnt have a kid or anything. She on the other hand was living on her own taking care of her two beautiful children. She has a daughter and a son. Her son is a brilliant 13 year old. He has autism but he doesnt let that hold him back. Hes a talented musician who sings and plays multiple instruments and records and mixes his own music! Her daughter is a few years younger and is so spunky and vivacious and totally her own person, she wants to do roller derby some day. She lives for those kids, shes always doing projects for them and worked extra hours so that she could get her son into a school that could give him the help he needs as an autistic kid so he could flourish.
Thankfully she got a new job as a restaurant manager and a promotion, it came with a lot of work though. But she was able to get her own home and move her boyfriend in. Its beautiful and she deserves it after all she has been through and all she has done for others. You can see in each room of the house the love and care she has put into her family and how hard she works for them. She sacrifices so much and doesnt ask for anything in return.
Even through all of her surgeries and radiation and everything, shes still taking time to do things for others and its just amazing.
Shes a total badass and I respect her so much. Shes a big wonder woman fan, but frankly I think shes wonder woman herself. I dont know anyone who is as kickass as her while still being the most thoughtful friend and amazing mother. Words cannot describe the wonder that is Whitney. Its true what they say about bad thigns happening to good people because I couldnt think of a better person.
I could go on and on attempting to describe what makes her amazing and why she is worth the money but I have to stop at some point. The point is, shes amazing, and she has an amazing family and what she is going through is sooo incredibly hard and shes getting collector phone calls already and having a hard time making copays. Cancer is hard enough as it is, help make it a little easier on her by helping her make her medical bills.
heres a picture of her with my son at her farewell party to her boobs.
PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND. Share it on fb or whatever. I really appreciate it.
As I mentioned, earlier today she found out after getting her biopsy that the cancer has spread to her spine. please pass this around, even like a buck or two to help make her co-pays would be appreciated…or just reblog it is all I ask.