Help Shari Haynes fight metastatic breast cancer
A donation website has been established to help Shari Haynes of Springville fight metastatic breast cancer. On March 14, 2013, Shari noticed a bulge in her left breast and quickly went to the doctor. At the age of 37, Shari was diagnosed with stage 3c invasive breast cancer. Shari said, “With a prayer in my heart, my mind reeled. How could this be? How would I tell my four children? I don’t have time for cancer! I have too many important life moments that I want to be a part of and live for .... I have to stand strong. I have to win. I have to live!”
Life for Shari is filled with numerous doctor’s appointments, ultrasounds, MRIs, surgeries, chemotherapy sessions, radiation treatments and more. Shari remains cheerful through it all while still juggling work and family responsibilities, even though she fights constant fatigue and pain. The cancer has now metastasized to her bones. She had a right partial hip replacement in November and is scheduled for another surgery on July 29 to stabilize her left femur.
Finances are a constant challenge. Coworker Mindy Gordon said, “Shari’s determination to serve is an inspiration to all. She uplifts others with her amazing attitude and cheery personality, even though she is in constant pain.”
Shari says, “I truly believe that our experiences are so often about how we respond to them. ... I want my kids and my family to be proud of how I fought and faced this battle.”
To help Shari meet her medical and day-to-day expenses and pay for upcoming surgeries and treatments, contributions can be made at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/egN7f.