This is a letter written by my sister, Angel (Reynolds) Swalve:
"This begins the journey, the one I never expected. But here we are, and here it goes.
It began with a diagnosis, the one no one truly expects to ever have to hear. After a mammogram, ultrasound and a biopsy, the doctors diagnosed Stage 1A Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Breast Cancer. So, there we go, I said the words out loud...wow.
I am a single mom, only 46, with 3 kids (and one kitten) living at home that depend on me for almost everything. I have begun building a support tribe, first and foremost I have God, and He has done so much for me already and is continuing to daily show me His grace, love and mercy. Along with God, my family, friends and coworkers are the greatest support tribe and I can't thank them enough.
I will be on Individual Medical Leave from work and surgery is on Sept. 25, 2018, in Austin, with a 3 day hospital stay and 3-4 weeks off before I can return to work.
I am blessed to have medical insurance. but yes, there are a lot of out of pocket expenses over the past few weeks and much more to come. So there it is, and here we go!â€
Many of you have asked how you can help, what do we need, what can they do. Prayer...for the Doctors, the Surgeons, the Nurses and of course for Angel and for our family. And if you are able, any donation you can give is greatly appreciated.
Read more of Angelâ€™s story and see our Journal updates at CaringBridge.
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