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THE STORY: On October 1, 2021, Raina was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. These last 9 months have proven to be a long difficult road. Raina's first eight months of cancer treatment included two courses of chemotherapy. The first chemo treatment was 3 days/week for 12 weeks (combination of both oral and intravenous medication). The second course of chemo was harsher and consisted of 4 bi-weekly infusions over 8 weeks. On April 20, 2022, following the two courses of chemo, Raina was hospitalized for 3 days while she underwent her first surgery- a partial mastectomy. Unfortunately the surgical team found positive margins which resulted in the need for Raina to have a second surgery. This second surgery is to ensure they can remove all of the cancer.
So, on June 24, 2022, Raina will undergo a 8 hour double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. This is a major surgery. Raina will be hospitalized for 4-5 days followed by another 2-3 days of protected rest time. She will be away from home for about a week until July 1, 2022.
Following surgery, Raina will continue on targeted anticancer therapy infusions every 3 weeks. Once Raina is 6 weeks post-op she will be required to undergo a five week series of daily radiation treatments. We anticipate that this will begin in early August. Raina is a ROCKSTAR!!
THANK YOU's: ~ Sending a BIG thank you to all who have already stepped up and provided assistance in any form to the Kenney Family (food, rides, daycare, love, $, errands and positive prayers and wishes, etc). These last 8 months have been very challenging for Raina, Ryan and the kids. All the love, help, $ and good wishes have been greatly needed and are greatly appreciated. This really takes a Village and is definitely a Marathon and not a sprint.