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 at­paigns/egN7f.

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