My Hope Chest’s Newest Butterfly Takes Flight on Jan 29th

 

It’s Surgery Day for Luella!

Help us share in the excitement for our next “Butterfly” transformation headed to her final step of surgery, on Tuesday January 29th!

Miss Luella from Georgia is embarking on her 3rd step of breast reconstruction in the long journey “after” becoming cancer free.  It’s our honor to be a part of this chapter and closure from cancer…and just one more step till she’s through.  We’ll keep you posted here!

To learn more about Luella’s journey and all she went through. It’s why we are so excited for her… please read her story:

On June 24, 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. During my treatment I was approved for Medicaid but unfortunately the chemo put a toll on my body and I was just hired by the USPS as a City Carrier for 1 year then I was going to become a permanent employee. I had no choice but to resign because I was missing so many days from side effect of chemo and not being able to perform my duties. Since I was not employed for at least 6 months I didn’t qualify for FMLA or disability. I had no income and The Salvation Army paid my rent and utilities for a year and I received food stamps. After my double mastectomy Medicaid cancelled my coverage and I tried for almost 2 years to get it back they only approved my children and during this ordeal my right side expander(temporary breast implant) deflated and I have to put a sock in my bra so it appears I have breast. I started working 10/24/2016 and was told I have to wait for the enrollment.

“I am so grateful for you guys and I want to thank the organization for changing my life. I am so grateful and appreciate everything.”