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    My friend Sharon lives all alone in a remote area and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to find help for her. She lives near Blue Ridge, GA. She is self-employed so will have no income when she is unable to drive to Atlanta to cut and style hair. I'm very concerned about here but teach full-time and cannot take off to go up there.

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      DaveWaz

      I recommend that once you know what support and resources she needs, that you call the American Cancer Society at the phone number listed at the bottom of this page. That will take you to their national resource center hotline and they will be able to give you some help.

      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Procedure or Surgery (liver biopsy): It seems she has infection from the biopsy and is feeling week, feverish and unable to work before she even starts chemo treatments this week.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): My friend has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that metastasized to her liver. She lives in a remote cabin by herself about 2 hours from me and has not family or friends to help her.

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      kpollok11

      Hi Flemingo.

      I am sorry to learn of your friends diagnosis. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Halloween, had a bilateral mastectomy the day before thanksgiving and started Chemo January 6th. I am 42 years old and a teacher of students with special needs and have not been able to work due to the risk of infection. My husband and I visit Blue Ridge, GA every year. We think it's the most beautiful place on earth! We had hoped to retire there.

      Is your friend accepting of her diagnosis and would she like someone to email or chat with? I feel an automatic connection to someome who lives in my favorite place.

      You or your friend can reach me at.... [email redacted]

      Blessings and Hope to both of you!

      over 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      Hi - I noticed that you tried to include your email as a means to connect off-line. Our strict privacy rules automatically delete emails - and phone numbers. But if you want to exchange emails, you can do it by clicking on the name of the person, then right by their journey click Exchange Email and then you can get the ball rolling. Hope this helps!

      over 4 years ago
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