Sonya Wainscott's Fundraiser : Healing From Cancer

For: Sonya Wainscott
Fresno, CA
Organizer: Dave Wainscott
Sonya Wainscott's Fundraiser : Healing From Cancer (Sonya Wainscott)
$23,600
of $35,000 goal.
Raised by 134 donors
67% Complete

The Story

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 January 13, 2017

Posted on January 13, 2017

Hello  friends! I forgot to post after my last PET scan. The scan looked very good. The doctor's office actually called me to tell me the good news! I don't understand all that the numbers mean, but all of the numbers were considerably down. Two of them are down in the normal range. I had small (and large) tumors all over my lungs, spine and hip, but apparently things are finally improving. My tumor markers in my blood have also come down now for 3 consecutive blood draws. We are very encouraged. This has been a strain on all of us, but we seem to be nearing some sort of an end. The Lord has been assuring me that I will be heaIed so I am trying to be patient, but my symptoms have been rather bad for about a month and I am ready to move past this. Thanks to everyone for all of the prayer and financial support!!! You all are awesome!
-Sonya

Posted on December 23, 2016

Posted on December 23, 2016

Dear friends:

It’s been a year since Sonya’s stage 4 cancer diagnosis, and we have been overwhelmed with thanksgiving for:
1) Her great prognosis and progress
2) your amazing prayer and support

I know with all my heart that the two are related.

Many of the reports on Sonya’s tumor markers and reports show  very good news; she has enjoyed working mornings this year at a local Catholic school where she is greatly used of God, and the students love her. This allows her to receive her treatments in the afternoon.  She  is so brave, and such an inspiration to me and our children.  I have been married to a saint for 31 years, and I have never loved her more.

The challenge is that the necessary treatments are very expensive (you can read all about that on previous posts here).  So many have been so generous, and we could not have done it without you.

We are in need again, as some of our generous gifts have been depleted.   This has been such a journey of faith, and it's humbling to ask for help. 

So if you could simply pray, and if you are called to support us in finances, it’s easy to do on this page.

Blessings!


Posted on July 24, 2016

Posted on July 24, 2016

Many people have been asking how my health is doing, so I thought I would post an update.

Of course, I am officially still stage 4 cancer, but my doctors (here and here) and are quite hopeful because the targeted therapies they are using seem to be working. My most recent adventure was getting a port implanted in my chest. I have had a PICC line all this time to receive treatments, but it was clogged and the port seemed the best option (see pictures on the blog version of this post by clicking here). Also, the port is not as visible when I go out in public. Since the weather turned warm , I have continually been getting comments and questions about “the thing on my arm”. Anyway, I am sore today from this, but hopefully it will be a helpful change for the future. As for my overall health, all of my blood tests have come down into normal range except for two (the CA 27.29 and the CA 15-3, for those of you who know about them). These two tests have gone up somewhat significantly the last two blood draws. This is somewhat discouraging but the Dr. is pretty confident that if I keep some treatment going, these will turn around as well. I am feeling fairly good physically and am searching for a job that will suit my energy level for this fall.

We continue to have  major medical expenses, because most of my treatments are not covered by insurance. I am still seeing the doctor one or two times per week. We are leaving the fund open for anyone who still wants to help. Every gift is a blessing to us no matter how small!

A big thank you to all of you who have given financially and prayed for my recovery!!! We are praying that you each receive a blessing for helping us! This has been a very stressful journey for our family. It has been a blessing for us to know that so many people care.

-Sonya

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