Katja’s Story

Site created on May 10, 2018

Dear family and friends:

We will keep you updated on Katja's health using this website.  We are so grateful for your love, caring, and support!

Contact: 650-644-8773; katjaeb@gmail.com

On May 1, 2018. Katja was diagnosed with non-small cell adenocarcinoma, a type of lung cancer, and later in June, with marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). Katja and her family lost her mother Gunilla to the same lung cancer in February 2016. Please feel free to share the link to this site and/or Katja's contact information with anyone who asks. 

Answers to "how can I help?":
1) spend time with us! 

2) purchase gift cards for Uber rides for Katja's children who live in a different city. Anton and Elsa do not have a car and taking public transit and/or Uber is a financial hardship for them as they are young adults with low-paying jobs. Please contact Katja to get Anton's and Elsa's email addresses; then go to https://www.uber.com/gift-cards/ to purchase. We are sincerely grateful for your generosity!

3) take a look at the "Ways to Help" section to see what we need; this could be rides to and from appointments, dog walking, meals, and the like. This section will be updated as we go along. We may also reach out to you directly if we need to. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to help us out!

4) to help with costs, donations can be made at GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/5pqa08w&rcid=r01-153175805139-b35d87bf2e7a4358&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Newest Update

Journal entry by Katja Broddesson

I’ve been on my magic potion for exactly two years today! I sincerely regret that not all NSCLC patients with the same dx as I have access to this drug; for example, it’s not approved in Canada. 

To be sure it has created a lot of annoying problems and is certainly taking it’s toll on my organs and systems, but I’m alive and hoping to see 50 in November. 

Stay safe everyone!
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