For those of you who have clicked, thank you for reading more about our family’s story and considering helping out.
In the summer of 2015, I had just gotten engaged and life was good, then life threw us a curveball. My mom was told she had stage 4 NSCLC. I will spare you all of the details but it is hell to go through but there have been so many people to support us during this time. We were lucky enough to find her a great doctor who did genetic testing and found she has the ALK genetic mutation. There is no known cause for this type and is disproportionately found in women younger than 50.
Treatment typically consists of multiple pills a day. Although the side effects can be rough, they are typically not as bad as traditional chemo. These drugs are very expensive and take lots of research to formulate. I joined a Facebook group in 2015 looking for hope and answers. It has grown into something I could have never imagined. But I need your help, even a few dollars donation helps. All I want is to have my mom here with us as long as possible. We appreciate everyone’s help.