Help Sonia Fight Metastasized Cancer

For: Sonia Siegel
Los Angeles, CA
Organizer: Lisa Siegel
Help Sonia Fight Metastasized Cancer (Sonia Siegel)
$5,356
of $12,000 goal.
Raised by 61 donors
44% Complete

The Story

Sonia’s love of life and positive attitude are eternally inspiring.  Along with the emotional support of family members and her many friends, they have seen her through 4 bouts with cancer.  Now a fifth battle is looming and this time Sonia is going to need a little extra help.  This time the cancer is inoperable and the treatment she is pursuing will not be covered by insurance.

A little background

In 2007, Sonia underwent her second lumpectomy which was followed by weeks of radiation therapy.  Afterwards all seemed well, and for the next two years it was. She was able to work and to continue the ballroom dancing that brings so much joy to her and to others that she introduces it to.

But in 2009, she received another devastating blow.  After a series of tests, ovarian cancer was confirmed. Once again Sonia was admitted to the hospital, this time for a complete hysterectomy. Months of chemotherapy and the related hair loss almost brought her to despair. But she was grateful for all the healing prayers coming her way and in true fashion, she not only bounced back physically but made a positive experience of shopping for wigs taking herself from being a brunette to a blond. Life was good again and she truly thought the cancer was behind her. 

Until 2015 

In February she found a small lump in her right breast. Radiation was not an option this time, and she ended up having a painful double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery. This amazing woman rallied from this as well.

So it is heartbreaking, less than a year later, to find that breast cancer cells have metastasized to her left lung. It is a small mass, but it cannot be surgically removed.

Sonia has a wonderful integrative doctor. He has other patients with cancer who are doing very well with the alternative treatments he provides.  These treatments are expensive and must be paid out of pocket. 

Sonia lives on social security. If she’s going to continue these potentially life-saving treatments, she’s going to need to rely on donations.

We are hoping to raise funds for her so she can afford to receive the needed treatments over the next six months.  A CT scan will then allow doctors to determine how well the treatments are working.  We will use this site to keep everyone updated.

Sonia is fortunate to have many friends to support her emotionally during her journey to becoming healthy.  We thank you for your love and kindness.  Your donations, no matter how big or small, are much appreciated so she can complete the alternative medical treatments and find a way to beat cancer in a holistic, healthy manner.

We ask that you also consider sharing this “YouCaring” site with others you may know that could possibly help. It takes a village. We are so grateful for you, for your prayers and any and all help. God bless you.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 24, 2017

Posted on March 24, 2017

Sonia’s friends have organized a benefit concert for her. It will take place on April 30, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, at Shomrei Torah Synagogue Raffle Hall, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304. Tickets are $30, and Premier Tickets (1st two rows) are $50. You can order your tickets online at http://hopskipjump.bpt.me, or order by phone: (800) 838-3006 (press 1 and say event name: “A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Down Memory Lane”). I hope you can attend if you live in the area.


Posted on February 22, 2017

Posted on February 22, 2017

Sonia had another PET/CT scan in January which indicated a slight increase in size of some smaller nodules in her left lung. The larger nodule is slightly decreased in size which is good news to her. She is relieved that there is no evidence of metastatic activity outside the lung.
She continues to follow her natural protocol at home. Sonia is very grateful for the generosity of loving family, friends, and friends of friends who have donated to her You Caring site and enabled her to receive weekly treatments at her integrative medicine doctor's office and purchase the products for her at home protocol. Those health preserving funds have all been used up and Sonia cannot receive the prescribed number of in office treatments.
A group of her friends have come up with a plan to have a fund raiser for her. This would be a "fun raising" event, a variety show. A venue is needed for the event. Any ideas for a good venue rental, preferably located in the San Fernando Valley with easy access for Los Angeles people are welcome. Her friends are hoping to sell tickets for an April 29th afternoon show.
Thanks for all your prayers and support. 

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