Colleen O’Rourke

First post: Mar 27, 2022 Latest post: Oct 6, 2022
Welcome to Colleen O’Rourke’s Caring Bridge page. 

We are using this website to keep family and friends updated in one place regarding her recent breast cancer diagnosis (March 2022) and her progress in beating this thing. Good news is our Colleen is stubborn & competitive - so cancer has surely met its match this time! 
Colleen is being  treated at Legacy Hospital in Northwest Portland.  She has an awesome medical team - led by an oncologist with a good sense of humor & clear communication style.  Both attributes are a major plus.  Another plus is her brother-in-law (Matt) is a physician in Portland and she's in daily communication with him to navigate this as best as possible.

Her treatment includes 12 weeks of weekly chemo, then chemo every other week for another 12 weeks, then surgery and radiation. Timing on surgery TBD. 
Colleen intends to continue working at Buffalo Wild Wings - where she loves her regulars and team - as much as possible.  Knowing treatment will be all-consuming at times and cause her to miss work, we have set up a Go Fund Me Page. If you're able to support her in this way,  please make a donation here:
Above all else, Colleen likes to laugh and wants to keep this journey as positive and light as possible. She renamed our family chat the “Tittie Committee” - so please keep the boob jokes coming her way! 

Please check the Journal link on this page for the most up-to-date information. In the meantime, thank you for your good vibes. 
If you have any direct questions, feel free to email me at 
(Big Sis, Tittie Committee Co-Chair) 

* Please Note - the donation box  at the bottom of this page & Tributes section of this website will not support Colleen directly.  Both are associated with the Caring Bridge website and it's not necessary to contribute keep this communication going. If you'd like to donate to Colleen, please use the Go Fund Me link above. *