Help Ellen Lofland-Proffitt Win Her Battle Against Cancer!

For: Ellen Proffitt
Jacksonville, NC
Organizer: Patti Garrett
Help Ellen Lofland-Proffitt Win Her Battle Against Cancer! (Ellen Proffitt)
$24,446
of $48,000 goal
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Raised by 251 donors

The Story

Our friend, Lee Lofland’s daughter, Ellen, is experiencing tough times. She has cancer and is suffering bouts of unbearable pain and complications, which hinder the healing process.


It really is an uphill battle because she’s undergoing extensive radiation and facing aggressive chemotherapy. But she’s a fighter and with our help, she’s going to kick the snot out of this stuff.


Having gone through a life-threatening experience with my son, I can tell you the healing process is not only heartbreaking—it’s stressful on everyone. My son was in the hospital six weeks. During that time it was an emotional roller coaster ride. Finances were tight and the medical bills were skyrocketing, which added a lot of stress to a difficult situation.


Thankfully, our God is faithful. Strangers would come up to me, press money into my hand and whisper, “The Lord told me to give this to you.” Every dollar helped and was much appreciated.


You may not know Ellen, but Jesus does. Will you help her? Please.


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 13, 2018

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Posted on July 13, 2018

Today Ellen receives her final chemo treatment. She's in the chair now, sleeping due to the cocktail of drugs received.

She went into today's appointment feeling pleased this was the last one, but also extremely frightened and vulnerable because as long as she was receiving the highly-aggressive drugs she felt as if the battle against the cancer was being fought.

Now, with drug treatments ceasing and the pending scans to see the results approaching, she's terrified they're ending. And she's worried about the costs of those scans that she must pay for upfront. Otherwise, she'll not know how well the chemo and radiation worked and will always wonder ...

So thanks so much for the much-needed donations, thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes. All are deeply appreciated.


Posted on June 9, 2018

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Posted on June 9, 2018

A message to you from Ellen, written a couple of days ago.

"Today was Tyler's last day of school. I was terribly upset that I missed his last week but more so that I wasn't here for him during his exams. He rushed in the door at noon to check on me, showed me a note his English teacher gave him expressing what a delight he was in her class and sent prayers for me. He then kissed me on my cheek and told me not to worry, his teachers told him he did great on his exams. 

People always worry about the person going through cancer, and the cancer patient always worries about their families. I have learned through this difficult journey just how strong I am, but more importantly I have learned I acquired my strength from my family growing up, and I have passed that same strength on to my child. Without my family and all of the people I have never met who have supported me and encouraged me throughout this time I don't know where I would be. There is strength in numbers and I appreciate all of you being a part of those numbers.

Thank you."

Ellen

*Tyler is pictured here in the attached photo


Posted on June 1, 2018

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Posted on June 1, 2018

Ellen started another round of super-aggressive chemo today, June 1. Any and all prayers are welcome, and needed. After each of the past rounds she's been extremely ill and in intense pain, among other disturbing side effects (she just finished receiving chemo for five hours and the realists are same).

On top of this, she and her husband are struggling to find a way to make a dent in the $300,000 she owes in medical bills (so far).

Today's photo of Ellen and her son Tyler was from one of her better days, which are few. For example, here's a comment from her.

"I realized just how weak I am today. I was at the grocery store and picked up a case of water. When I got to the car I wasn't strong enough to pick it up out of the cart. I started to walk away and just leave it there when a very nice Marine gave me a helping hand. This poor guy went out of his way to help even though his hands were full. He was pushing a stroller and juggling his purchases but came to help. God bless the military and all they do."

As always, thanks again for all your support. You guys are fantastic!

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