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babys first day of radiation! 04/29/24

BRAIN CANCER JOURNEY

On March 5th, 2024, with no prior symptoms or warning, Caitlin had a seizure in her home and was rushed by ambulance to Buffalo General Hospital. Upon further testing, a brain tumor was discovered in her right frontal lobe and she was prepped for surgery to remove it just a few days later.
 

Since recovering from that surgery, she has been working with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY to determine her diagnosis & treatment plans.

 

Doctors now believe the cancer is a Stage 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, which is a bit more aggressive than they first predicted. Caitlin started a 6-week treatment of daily radiation visits and chemotherapy pills on April 29th, 2024.

 

Working primarily as a freelance podcast producer & editor, Caitlin does buy into health insurance from the New York State Insurance Marketplace, but it is unfortunately not a great plan or system, which is why she is now raising money to help pay for treatment! The American way!

 

Any funds raised will go towards paying for surgery & that original hospital stay, MRIs which will be needed every 3 months to track progress, upcoming medications, radiation treatments, as well as appointments at Roswell Park, UB Neuro & Dent Neurologic Institute.

 

You can learn more about my journey on my personal Instagram (@baiitz) and more about me in general by just asking! Feel free to reach out with any similar experiences, questions, or words of encouragement :). You can also follow my blog right here on my website for more detailed updates. 

 


Please, please please share & donate to my GoFundMe page as well!
Also, my Venmo is @Caitlin-Whyte



And if you have any further questions about fundraising, please reach out via this email that my lovely friends are helping manage. And maybe take a second to consider the merits of universal healthcare, Medicare For All, and whether a nation that relies on personal donations to pay for medical care is really an honorable one?

Whenever I meet a new doctor, they ask if I have a solid support system. And I know that's one thing I do not lack in this process.

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, FRIENDSHIP AND DONATIONS. YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL PEOPLE!!!!!!!! CLEAR EYES FULL HEARTS CANT LOSE

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