Amber’s Story

Site created on May 26, 2020


Amber was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 37. She has begun the long process of choosing a medical team, soon undergoing a double mastectomy, and establishing a treatment plan - all while being a mother of two energetic four year old twin boys and a loving wife, daughter, and friend to all of us. NEW UPDATE: 10/27/2020: Today, this incredible woman completed her sixteenth, and last, week of chemo!!!!!!!!!! We will keep everyone posted as she completed radiation, and surgery, but TODAY WE CELEBRATE! Cheers to you, Amber!  
UPDATE: 7/21/2020: Amber started chemotherapy today downtown with her medical team at Northwestern. She will continue chemo for 16 weeks and will then begin radiation for 5 weeks. She continues to have a positive attitude through it all. Thank you all for your continued prayers and well wishes. UPDATE: 6/26/2020: Amber is still in the process of recovering from her surgery. She has spent the week meeting with her medical team. She will begin chemotherapy in the next 4- 5 weeks followed by radiation. She continues to have a great attitude through it all. UPDATE: Amber arrived home on 6/13/2020, the day after her surgery. She is doing pretty well and even had the motivation to go on a long family walk! UPDATE: Amber is out of surgery and resting. The doctors both felt the surgeries went well. UPDATE: Amber is having her mastectomy on June 12th at Northwestern-Prentice downtown. She is feeling confident in her medical team so far. Amber, Matt, and their boys, Graham and Emory, will need our support now more than ever. So many kind people have reached out and asked how they can help support Amber and her family. We are using CaringBridge to keep Amber's family and friends updated in one place and to share ways you can help Amber kick cancer's booty! With so many ways to contribute, I thought I would keep it simple: GIFT CARDS to the favorite places Amber and her family love to eat or buy healthy foods. Please consider purchasing a gift card to show your support. Gift cards can be mailed to 335 Elm St. Batavia, IL 60510 or e-gifted to amber.grove@gmail.com. She promised me she would actually check her email :) Ambers favorite food options (in order of her favs):+ St. Charles, IL Chamber of Commerce gift cards (for her to use at organic restaurants/stores)+ Geneva Chamber of Commerce gift cards (bunch of restaurants) + Fresh Thyme gift cards (she loves the juice bar and they offered to make her juices with organic produce)Thank you so much for coming together to support our Amber and her family. Please keep the well wishes coming.

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