My name is Korrin Rene Weaver. I am 34 years young, Mother of two wonderful sons - Jude (7) and Maxwell (4), Wife to the love of my life Todd Weaver, Daughter to two amazing parents, Sam and Donna Rindskopf, baby Sister to Kristina Vance, Tonya Rindskopf and Tasha Pascal, and an Auntie to six awesome nieces and nephews.
My story until now was that of most young hard working women, fulfilled by work, marriage and caring for my two young boys. Our family recently decided to relocate from Reno, Nevada to Colorado. This was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made because it took me so far away from the rest of my family.
I have always thought of myself as a relatively healthy person. I enjoy running, hiking, being outdoors and eating healthy. If organic was an option that was my choice!
So when my husband, Todd, noticed a lump in my breast, my initial thoughts were not of breast cancer. However, to my chagrin I was diagnosed with Stage IIB breast cancer.
Suddenly my somewhat normal, happy life became filled with fear and horror. I was overwhelmed with emotions. I found myself constantly in my head trying to playback every aspect of my life. I blamed myself, others, the environment, EVERYTHING! I couldn’t help but ask myself, “How could this happen”, “What did I do to deserve this”? No matter how many times I asked myself I always came up empty.
Quickly my life was filled with doctor’s appointments, blood tests, ultrasounds, MRI's, mammograms, and ultimately I ended up in the hospital having a double mastectomy. I was extremely hopeful going into surgery that by removing both of my breasts my cancer nightmare would be finished.
Unfortunately, during my surgery the surgeon discovered the cancer has travelled to my Lymph Vessels and Lymph Nodes. At this point my options are to do a very aggressive style Chemo Therapy (4 mos), Radiation (5 wks), and be on medication for an additional 5 years.
My journey ahead is going to be extremely difficult, but I am doing my best to stay positive. Yet, the thought of needing and having to ask for financial assistance, as well as, having to ask for help to do the most basic of tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, driving myself to and from doctor appointments, Chemo treatments, Radiation, or my kids to school and daycare is the hardest pill to swallow. I feel embarrassed and less than a woman that I am unable to take care of my normal responsibilities.
I realize each and every day how lucky I am to have family and friends that love and support me so much and I am truly grateful for each person that takes the time to read this and offer their love and support.
**My sister Tonya has also created a go fund me page for those that may want to donate and help me with medical bills, daycare assistance and meals for my family during my time of need please click the link below... https://www.gofundme.com/korrinweaver