Lauren Canelli was diagnosed with cervical cancer July 13 which has now been classified as late stage 1B. She is lucky she caught it when she did, but that being said ...
In recent weeks she has undergone various tests and had a 5 hour surgery to remove multiple lymph nods around her uterus and stomach area, as well as moving (or as her doctor called it) "pinning up" of her ovaries so they are out of the way of possible chemo/radiation therapy. She is currently home recovering slowly but surely from that surgery, which took place August 1st. We recieved really great news from the recent surgery that the removed lymph nods show no signs of cancer! This is such a major relief!! But we will not know if chemo/radiation will be needed or not until after her hysterectomy on September 12. We are keeping our fingers crossed that she will not be needing chemo/radiation.
Lauren has been out of work since the tests began July 13. She will have periods of being laid up in bed, not being able to go up and down stairs or be mobile if much at all after the hysterectomy takes place, the time this will all take depends on how fast she heals and if she will be needing chemo. So far we believe she is covered by her health insurance and we are really hoping there are no surprise bills In the mail. Lauren needs our help financially to take the burden off her month to month rent, bills, food and for some prescriptions etc as she will have no means to pay for these things during the next unknown number of months. We have no way of knowing exactly how long this will all take for a full recovery to physically work on her feet again after the hysterectomy. She has no paid leave or any income during this time, nor does she have a job waiting for her after these procedures and recovery time are over. We will be updating you on her further treatments and her progress.
Thank you so much to all that have reached out with well wishes and support And also
Please come to Lauren's kick'N cancers ass N keep on rock N rolling motorcycle/ hot rod benefit show!!!!
Saturday August 26 from noon - till as long as you make the party last!!
The Address and additional info:
257 Kent St. Brooklyn, NY. 11222
There will be Awesome Bands, Dj's , raffles, stuff n things, an art auction, beer, booze and BBQ
If you would like to help out by sending art work or to donate other products to be raffled and or auctioned off
Please send to address above and also email/ call me
Vanderbas [email protected] or text 347-415-5085