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Please take a moment to read about this incredible women, who has gone through so much in her life, and today is recovering from her heart transplant.
Candy Oyler, I can honestly say it the type of person who is always there for other's, now she needs our help.
Candy is a truly inspirational, kind, positive, happy person who was well deserving of being one of the lucky chosen few to receive a heart from a selfless donor family. Her upbeat cheerful attitude is contagious and has gotten her through this very difficult situation. Candy was diagnosed with cancer as a child and lost her leg at the tender age of 14. She has overcome and survived many medical obstacles most of us would have succumbed to. Candy is a fighter and loves life and lives it to the fullest everyday! Unfortunately with months in Brigham & Women's Hospital and outrageous medical expenses, Candy is recovering from this life changing major surgery and struggling to pay nearly $100,000! Let's support this awesome person and hear from her directly:
My name is Candy Oyler and I just got heart transplant! I am a survivor of pediatric bone cancer at age 14 and a breast cancer survivor at age 42. I live a positive, grateful, and optimistic life full of hope one day at a time. Every birthday is celebrated! My heart failed because of a chemotherapy drug called Adriamycin given at toxic levels when I had bone cancer. The bone cancer resulted in a below knee amputation. Later on in life I had a mastectomy for the breast cancer. I have had congestive heart failure for 15 years due to the Adriamycin toxicity 43 years ago and this was well managed until I went into AFIB last September. This is the story I would like to share with you. Read more......
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The reason we are starting this page is because Emily was supposed to start a job Thursday at, Yankee Candle. Neither her, nor her husband have an income right now until his disability from the Army kicks in. Jon just spent the last 6 yrs of his life in the US Army! Still they will need help with medical bills and such. I talked with them and thought it may be a good idea right now to get some help this way, from family and friends.
This all started with a cough and her losing weight while we lived in Texas, which we assumed was from her working her new job, which was very physical. We left Texas May 26th and we drove from Fort Hood to Massachusetts, almost 2000 miles. None of us knew Emily was so sick. It took us 4 days to get back home. Since she has been home, her cough got worse and she developed a huge lump on her neck, she finally couldnt take the pain and asked to go to the ER. We spent the whole day with testing and most came back as Lymphoma, they were not sure whether it was Hodgkins or Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After numerous Cat scans and Xrays , lab work, they were able to tell that Emily had an enormous amount of fluid around her lungs and her heart. They also noticed a 14 mm mass in the center of her chest and some on each side of her neck. The best scenario was for her to have Hodgkins Lymphoma, it has a great survival rate and is relatively quick at recovery. None the less Emily is a 25 yr old young girl and I am still shocked that my daughter has cancer.
That day I watched her take needle, after needle, to remove the fluid from her around her lung and they ended up draining almost 800 cc from her lungs. An IV bag holds 1200cc , so you can imagine how much was in there. That was the day I knew she was a strong cookie and she was going to make it through this crap!! Today is day 3, she had a surgery today in which they took out a golf ball sized lymph node from her neck. The doctor told me that she had them going all down her throat and into her chest, after the surgery. She did great though. She was eating and drinking afterwards. A few hours later she was watching a thunder storm with her family in the waiting room of the hospital .She has amazing spirit and the only thing she is worried about is her dang bills! This is where yall come in . Shes not worried about losing her hair or any of that. Just her bills. Bless her heart!
Now we play the waiting game on which path we will take for recovery. I will keep everyone updated on her progression. Thank you so much for your donation or just for sharing because, sharing is helping too. Maybe you dont have the monetary means to help but someone you know may so please please share either way!!!! These funds will be directly deposited into Jon and Emily's bank account. Thank you again from, Mom (Roxanne) Dad, (Kipp), Jon & Emily <3
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