Sheri & Kevin Friedman, Swansea, IL

Total eligible bills
$88,081
Provider discounts
$52,722
Total bills shared
$35,359

Throughout my battle with breast cancer I have been thankful for the Prayer Page’s assistance. 

My journey through this illness began 10 years ago. During a routine mammogram, my doctors found a spot. The doctor performed a biopsy, which led to a lumpectomy. Thankfully, that incident turned out to be benign. 

However, in November 2010, I noticed a dimpling on my breast in the same location as the previous spot. I quickly scheduled a mammogram and an ultrasound. These tests revealed a new spot, for which I also had a biopsy. This time, my doctor sent the test to the Mayo Clinic. 

In January 2011, my doctor told me I had lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), a type of breast cancer. A few months later, in May 2011, I had a double mastectomy. 

Since then, I’ve had a total of four reconstructive surgeries and there are two more left. So far, my bills total $35,439. Between the Prayer Page giving and bill reductions I obtained, my financial burden has been—and continues to be—significantly lightened. 

God has been so good to me and has taught me so much throughout my illness. I have found that I have nothing to fear as long as I have the facts and can make an informed decision. God has broad shoulders and will never leave me or forsake me. 

He also has helped me to remain positive throughout this experience. When the doctor originally called me with the news of my cancer, I was home alone and cried out to God “So, what now?” 

He told me to count it all joy, so I do. 

Thank you to CHM and all of the kind folks who have helped me with my Prayer Page need! Your generosity and prayers mean so much to me.

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