Nicole Cowan was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in March 2013. Of course, the cancer was aggressive and ALL the treatments (Dr's appointments, biopsy, MRI's, PET scans, chemotherapy, port placement, bilateral mastectomy and radiation) cost a pretty penny without insurance! She was able to work for majority of the time. She went through treatment but with no insurance, due to preexisting conditions. She came through like a champ, then went into remission in June, 2014.
After she landed a great job with benefits and started focusing on her family, the other shoe dropped. In March, 2015, she was rediagnosed with recurrent breast cancer near her right lung. She was immediately scheduled for a bronchialscopy biopsy, a total hysterectomy, and an oophorectomy because her body was still producing estrohen. Now she is back on radiation for 33 sessions, five days a week, for six to 12 week. She has a nine year old daughter to monitor more closely because she could also carry the BRACA gene. She is high risk. Because of the added surgeries and treatment, she was unable to finish paying off the incurred medical bills from two years ago, let alone the medical bills for this year. Nicole Cowan is currently accepting donations at https://www.gofundme.com/trgd5cg.