United We Fight as we back our mentor, coach, and friend in her battle with stage 4 cancer. After Tracey's breast cancer was in remission, she began to see signs that something wasn't right. Her cancer markers were high and continued to get higher at each scan. She was told not to worry about it because there were no other signs the cancer returned. Tracey pushed for more testing but there were still no answers. Months later, another doctor was able to shed light on the situation and found the cancer had in fact returned. At this point, Tracey was told by her oncologist that she was terminal and had 1-2 months max. Tracey was told that she could do chemo again to extend this time frame slightly but probably not long enough to go on her family trip this July, which would be the first time that her entire family could go on the trip.
This news was not good enough, Tracey was bound and determined to get another opinion and fight. Tracey sought a second opinion from UCLA doctors who offered a treatment plan and a sense of optimism that she was not afforded by her local doctor. As part of her treatment, Tracey would have to drive to UCLA every 2 weeks for a shot. Anxious to get treatment started Tracey was forced to pay the first treatment out of pocket until her insurance would approve the treatment plan. Much to her surprise the first shot was a whopping $3,000! Paying the price of the shot and travel to UCLA every 2 weeks was just not feasible so Tracey had to wait for an answer from her insurance.
We have recently learned that her insurance will not cover treatment at UCLA and has referred her back to her local doctor who clearly does not have the same optimism and drive to fight this with Tracey as the UCLA doctors do.
While Tracey is working diligently to find a way to the UCLA treatment covered by insurance, we would love to help ease the burden of the expenses that come along with a diagnosis such as hers. We may not be able to help fight the disease itself, but we can help alleviate one unnecessary stress.
Please donate what you can, all money goes directly to Tracey for her treatment and possible travel expenses to UCLA.
In addition to donations, Pixie Dust Paige's Cheer Bows is selling pink United We Fight bows at:
All proceeds will be donated to Tracey