Nov 16, 2021 Latest post:
Apr 11, 2023
Welcome to our safe place where we will keep you updated with Tammy's progress in her journey of fighting sarcoma. If you are here, please know that we appreciate all of your messages, prayers, and words of encouragement. We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place.
Just a few months ago, our world was turned upside down when my mom, or as we refer to her now as Gigi, went to the doctor and discovered she had a large tumor in her abdomen. After many tests, doctor appointments, biopsy and prayers it was determined she has a rare type of cancer called undifferentiated spindle cell sarcoma. With little knowledge about this disease from medical professionals in Tennessee, they sent her to be seen at Cleveland Clinic this November. An incredible team was set in place with some of the best doctors to help her beat this.
She will start chemotherapy and radiation before her surgery can take place. She is working with an oncologist in Knoxville and will be receiving chemo starting this week for the next six weeks surrounded by her huge and local support system. Then she will head to Cleveland, OH for five weeks of radiation. Praying that chemo and radiation have been successful in reducing the risk of surgery, she will stay in Cleveland for surgery.
Every person reading this knows my mom and what a force she has always been. We have no doubt that her nickname of the energizer bunny will be used as strength to face the journey that lies ahead. We know that she is not alone in this stage of life. We have felt God’s hand on this since the very beginning and are continually reminded of his faithfulness in this diagnosis. Many people have asked what they can pray for, and right now we are praying that chemo is as manageable as can be, while also reducing the size of the tumor. We ask that you also pray for containment of the disease, as it shows no signs yet that it has spread. We strongly believe God has chosen these doctors for my mom’s story. We ask that you pray for their knowledge and guidance as they navigate her treatment, as well. We know that the power of prayer and the outpouring of people asking to help and how to pray will help my mom know that she has a strong and supportive village fighting with her.
For those asking how they can help besides praying, please click on the Ways to Help tab to take you to the GoFundMe page.
The below donation link is misleading as it goes towards the website, it does not go towards mom's recovery goal.
We are filled with gratefulness and hope. Thank you.