Greater than $180,000 raised up to now for Bree Jordan’s battle towards aggressive breast most cancers
“I had hoped that it wouldn’t come to this, however I want your assist. There’s nothing extra essential on the planet to me, than being right here to boost my child.”
That is the message from Metro Vancouver mother Bree Jordan, who lately discovered she has exhausted all attainable therapy choices in Canada to battle the aggressive type of breast most cancers she was identified with simply over a 12 months in the past. A GoFundMe campaign was launched on her behalf Thursday, in an effort to drum up monetary assist for a newly-approved drug in Bellingham, Wash. that the crowdfunding marketing campaign’s organizers name “her final hope.”
Jordan was initially identified with with Stage 3C triple unfavourable breast most cancers—” one of the vital aggressive and tough to deal with kinds of breast most cancers,” marketing campaign organizers state within the GoFundMe’s description—in November 2019, when she was simply 35 years previous.
She first underwent two kinds of chemotherapy therapy, earlier than discovering the second kind was ineffective at stopping her most cancers’s unfold. Jordan’s subsequent step was an emergency mastectomy in April, adopted by 25 rounds of radiation and oral chemotherapy.
“Bree went into her subsequent PET scan in October 2020 with renewed hope for a clear invoice of well being. Sadly, Bree and [her husband] Steve had been devastated to study the scan confirmed proof of illness in lymph nodes on the alternative aspect of Bree’s neck, deeming her most cancers Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Most cancers,” reads the marketing campaign’s description.
Regardless of the immunotherapy trial drug that Jordan has been receiving on a compassionate foundation following that prognosis, her most up-to-date scans present that the most cancers has nonetheless discovered a method to progress to different areas of her physique. Her oncologist is now recommending a brand new drug that has proven constructive leads to sufferers affected by the identical type of metastatic triple unfavourable breast most cancers, that has equally failed to reply to different therapies.
The difficulty? “The drug, which is at the moment solely out there within the US, is extraordinarily costly and isn’t lined by any medical plan,” GoFundMe organizers clarify. “Bree has been authorised to start receiving this drug and wishes to start out this life saving medication as quickly as attainable, so we’re beneath a considerably tight timeline to boost sufficient cash to get her began. ”
Jordan’s family and friends are celebrating after the marketing campaign raised greater than $130,000 in lower than a day, however there’s nonetheless a methods to go to hit the fundraiser’s $250,000 aim.
Jordan “is undeniably a fighter,” the marketing campaign provides. “She has confronted her most cancers battle with unfaltering dedication. She has all the pieces to stay for: Steve, her amazingly supportive and loving husband of six years (although, they’ve been collectively for 12), and Levi, their lovable 3-year-old son who is absolutely the love of her life.
“Bree is a rare human being and a loyal spouse and mom. All she desires to do is watch her son develop up.”
The fundraiser is asking for the general public’s assist to take away any monetary boundaries for Jordan and her younger household as their battle continues. “Each little bit helps,” the marketing campaign reads. “Even taking the time to share Bree’s story in your social media can be a assist to her and her household. ”
As of Saturday afternoon, the marketing campaign “Help Bree Jordan Fight Breast Cancer” had reached greater than $185,000.