Hello family and friends of Deanna! We started this page to keep all those who love Deanna updated on her journey of living fiercely while fighting rectal cancer.
Deanna (“Dee”) has been battling multiple health issues since August of 2021. She was hospitalized with stage IV diverticulitis on August 17th. The inflammation and amount of infection in her colon caused a severe case of peritonitis that resulted in a 7 hour emergency surgery. Fast forward 4 months in the hospital, she has had 2 emergency surgeries and multiple procedures, a permanent ostomy bag (“Poopsie”), dozens of scans, respiratory failure, sepsis and experienced delirium. After fiercely attacking all of those hurdles, in December of 2021 she was diagnosed with Stage IV rectal cancer that has spread to her liver. She will start chemotherapy in the upcoming weeks. We are heartbroken that she has to continue fighting after all she has been through, but if you know Dee, you know she will be relentless in this fight to BEAT cancer!
We started a Go Fund Me account as this has been a long journey mentally, physically, and financially. We are asking you to help in any way you can as she moves forward with chemotherapy treatment. https://gofund.me/5280cc7a
To know Dee is to love her. She has a true gift of lighting up every room. Her love for cruises, the ocean, and a good margarita are just a few things that make her the fun-loving, beautifully spirited woman she is! Let's continue to lift Dee and her family up in prayer, send good/healing vibes, and all the positive thoughts in the world.