Sonya Wainscott's Fundraiser : Healing From Cancer

For: Sonya Wainscott
Fresno, CA
Organizer: Dave Wainscott
Sonya Wainscott's Fundraiser : Healing From Cancer (Sonya Wainscott)
of $60,000 goal
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Raised by 196 donors

The Story

(NOTE : see updates below )Sonya Wainscott--wife to Dave, and mother to Tim and Sara--was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, which has spread significantly to lungs and bones.

Standard chemotherapy in cases like hers allows the patient to live an average of 19 months. But the Wainscotts are fortunate to live in the very city in which a highly-respected integrative cancer doctor maintains a clinic. Dr. M.A. Nezami , with background as surgeon and oncologist, has found great success with targeted and epigenetic therapies that combine traditional and integrative approaches.

Renowned cancer clinics such as M.D. Anderson have sent patients to Dr. Nezami.    Nezami  draws from much experience when he says he is very optimistic about Sonya’s survival far beyond projections.  With Dr. Nezami as head of Sonya’s healing team, the family is convinced this is the  best option.  This also means that insurance helps with some costs, but not most.  Thus therapy is very expensive, averaging over $1,000 dollars a day.   Prescriptions are very targeted, and are also very expensive. The Wainscotts have already borrowed large amounts of money from their families.  They now humbly reach out to ask for your prayers and financial assistance.

Sonya will be blogging her journey at this link.

Thank you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 23, 2018

Posted on February 23, 2018

YouCaring update posted  02/23/2018

Sonya very peacefully passed from this life  into the presence of Jesus at 4 AM, Feb 8. 2017, holding the hand of an amazing nurse.

We will leave this donation page up for awhile, as medical and other expenses related to her  care and passing continue.

You are welcome to post memories on her  memorial page on fer online obituary here,  or Sonya's Facebook page here.

St. Stacy Wise has set up a meal delivery website  for the family hereif you'd like to participate.

Below  is the memorial announcement  (and hereis the actual page) for this gathering:

Please join us  Saturday, March 3, at  10 AM for an informal time of sharing memories, and celebrating the life of Sonya. Sonya passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus on Feb 8 after a long and valiant fight with cancer.

Our good friends at LifeBridge Community Churchare hosting us. The church is at 5125 N. Gates in Fresno CA.  That's behind the Costco at Shaw/Jennifer. East of Shaw/99.

Memorial donations can be made to this YouCaring page for Sonya, and will help with the many medical and other expenses, with hopefully enough left over to give generously to mission projects that Sonya believed in.

Bless you all!

Posted on January 20, 2018

Posted on January 20, 2018

It's been quite a ride these two years of Sonya at stage 4.  Of course, it's been great having her home again.. and walking again! (see previous update). That's been an encouragement. 
But of course the tumors are still growing, and for the first time in this journey, she's in pain.  The doctor has a low-risk chemo  (kadcyla, which includes the herceptin that has been so successful) that he says will cause immediate results and relief.  After prayer, discernment and consultation, we agreed to it.  So we were expecting the call for the first appointment, as the doctor (and we) wanted to start right away.  Then today we find out that due  to insurance, we need to wait for it to be approved, and it may take...wait for it...six to eight weeks (!!)  So do pray about this.  We know God is in love with us, and up to something, but this was a shock.  Thanks to all who have prayed, donated, and visited. 

Posted on December 27, 2017

Posted on December 27, 2017

Sonya started the fall as a full-time first grade teacher at St Helen's, and was rocking it! 

But after a few weeks, she was having trouble walking.    We found that her cancer had spread to the brain.  It eventually shut down her left arm and leg so she couldn't walk at all.    She was dead weight. 

An amazing angel named Stacy Wise,who I work with at Fresno Pacific, came along at just the right time and organized a meal-bringing and Sonya-sitting schedule.Thanks so much to Stacy,  as well as a hugely helpful  BSN student of mine (also angelic), Ronnie Potts, and all the  fantastic helpers whom God has used to get us through a rough stretch.  We have spent the last two months in hospitals--which has been surreal and exhausting for all of us-- including a great rehabilitation hospitalwith some serious therapy which has got her walking...sometimes with a walker, sometimes with a wheelchair, and sometimes all by herself (with spotters, usually named  Wainscott)! 

 That progress, coupled with a round of limited radiation (cyberknife), has been really good.  
We are now home for the holidays, adjusting to our new normal, praying big,  and planning prayingly  some treatments and therapy for the new year.

It's not surprising that we have hit snags with insurance, and unexpected and uncovered expenses, so we are honored that you all continue to contribute here on this page.  It's a Godsend, as it has sent us you.

God bless you so much that you can't take it all in.
Deuteronomy 1:11, even.

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