My Story

On July 29th, 2009 Casandra presented to Billings Clinic with stomach pain, where tests were performed and it was determined that she has Cancer. Casandra has been diagnosed with Alveolar Rhadbdomyosarcoma( RHABDO) Stage 4, which translates to cancer of the muscle. She will recieve initial treatment in Aurora Co, then head back to Billings.



On October 3, 1994, a beautiful, wonderful little baby girl named Casandra entered our world. Her infectious smile and absolutely adorable face would melt anyones heart.  Casandra has blossomed into a spunky teenager full of charisma and  great personality. Right before our eyes she is developing into a gorgeous young lady. Casandra presented to Billings Clinic on Wednesday July 29th with stomach pain, an ultrasound revealed that she had a tumor on her ovary and fluid in her stomach. Surgery was scheduled for the next day. Before surgery the Dr. performed a pelvic exam which revealed that she had other things going on besides the ovary tumor. Tests were done and it was found that she has cancer in the lining between her vagina and rectum. They referred her immediately to the Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, to have surgery to remove the tumors in both her rectum and ovary. Upon arrival to the Children's Hospital, it was found that Casandra's cancer was in-operable at this point.  A bone marrrow aspiration was done and it was found that her bone marrow is CLEAN!! YAY!!! Casandra will receive aggressive chemotherapy treatment for her Stage 4 cancer beginning in August, 2009 in Aurora, CO.  Along with her mom and dad, Tina and Drew, Casandra is faced with her toughest challenge yet, but anyone that knows her, understands her strong will and zest for life.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers and together we will all support one another.

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Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry.

Thanks to EVERYONE who attended Cassie's funeral & reception. What a way to celebrate Cassie. It was just how she wanted it!! Want to remind everyone of the ... Read more

deloris signed Casandra's Guestbook.

It will be 2 years in a week since god took you home. Baby it just doesn't feel real. Life is and never will be the same. I cry everyday for you, as hard as I try I just ... Read more

deloris signed Casandra's Guestbook.

well we got done with christmas and it was hard wish you could have been hear but I know you cant but I feel you were miss you so much love you grandma Deloris Read more

tina lorenz signed Casandra's Guestbook.

Well babe your 19th birthday is coming up fast. I sit and wonder what you would do for your big day. I know we would have dinner at red lobster and then I am sure you ... Read more

Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry.

Thanks to EVERYONE who attended Cassie's funeral & reception. What a way to celebrate Cassie. It was just how she wanted it!! Want to remind everyone of the ... Read more

Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry, "Cassie".

http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/article_e4080aa9-ff70-58e9-8072-31293ff026e1.html Please remember bright colors only per Cassie's request!' Read more

Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry.

Celebration of Cassie's life will be Monday March 19th @ 1pm @ Faith Chapel in Billings. We love you Cassie! Read more

Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry, "Going HOME".

With the heaviest heart I tearfully update today. Cassie passed away this morning at her home where she wanted to be with the ones she loved. The earth lost a wonderful ... Read more

Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry.

Cassie gets to go home to her house today. They are waiting on hospice to get her morphine & she is excited to soak in the tub at home. She is sitting herself up ... Read more

Jessi Hartman posted a new journal entry.

Hey all here is some info on a Run/Walk Benefit for Cassie coming up in a couple weeks. Please click on the link to go to Billings Senior High's website where you can ... Read more

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