Shay was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer at age 26 and unfortunately, she has just been diagnosed again, at age 36. In these past 10 years, Shay has underwent countless appointments & surgeries, including a bilateral mastectomy and DIEP flap procedure, dealt with numerous side effects, co-pays and currently takes 26 pills a day.
Shay is the President of Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes, an all volunteer, organization that educates and grants wishes to young women, age 40 and under, who have been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. We define terminal as having 1 year or less to live. Young women request a wish and we make it happen!
Shay has been a blessing, teacher, friend, mentor and shoulder to cry on, for women around the world. Now she needs our help. We think it would be awesome to Pay It Forward, as Shay embarks on this journey again. Let’s help ease the load, as her already costly medical expenses will increase drastically. After weeks of denied appeals and insurance red tape, Shay has decided to have her surgery out of network, so she can return to her initial cancer team from 2004. Being out of network, will make her responsible for at least 20% of her medical expenses. Returning to her old team, allows Shay to be cared for by an oncology team who is familiar with her condition, plus the convenience of having all of her appointments and services in one location, instead of driving to numerous locations all over the state for care.
The #PrayForShay campaign ends on October 31st. Please assist us in helping Shay reach her goal of $25,000. No amount is too small. Donations can be made via Crowdrise until October 31, 2014 at www.crowdrise.com/PrayForShay.
We thank you in advance for your support, and don’t forget to Pray For Shay!