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Why I support West Cancer Foundation

I have breast cancer, and I am getting better. I pray that I will soon be able to call myself a cancer survivor. My mother, "Ms. Wanda", has Stage 4  breast cancer. Unfortunately, we recently received the news that her cancer returned and is in her spine. We are both patients at West. 

Cancer is cruel. Cancer is scary. Cancer is hard. Cancer is an emotional roller coaster. 

As disability lawyers, my mom and I have both focused our careers on being advocates for the disabled in our community. We are passionate about helping those who are struggling with illnesses. As difficult as my and my mother's situations are, we are fortunate to have access to wonderful health insurance and the means to pay for whatever treatment we feel is medically necessary. We never had to have sleepless nights figuring out how we will pay for our treatment or how we would get a ride to a chemotherapy appointment like so many of our clients. I never had to stress about paying for my $90 compression sleeve (FYI, insurance does not cover these.) to prevent lymphedema following my double mastectomy. I never had to wonder how I would pay for mastectomy supplies or breast prosthesis. I was fortunate to be able to pay for a cold-cap in order to keep the majority of my hair during and following my chemotherapy treatments. There are individuals in our community who don't even have the extra funds to pay for a ride to their appointment, much less a wig. 

West Cancer Foundation provides assistance to  patients who are uninsured or underinsured. They have wonderful resources such as Lymphedema Assistance, Post-Mastectomy Assistance, and even a Wig Boutique. To have cancer is hard enough. I cannot even fathom what it is like to be battling for your life while at the same time struggling to obtain the basic necessities to make life with cancer more manageable. 

So, I am asking for your help. Donati Law is asking for your help. We want to raise money for the West Cancer Foundation. We want to continue to advocate for individuals battling severe illness. Help us support an organization that serves cancer patients who are uninsured or underinsured in our MidSouth Community.

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Join West Cancer Foundation as we fight on against cancer!

For more than 40 years, the West name has been synonymous with innovative research and compassionate patient care. Now West Cancer Foundation is taking the next step in the fight against cancer by investing in cancer research and education, supporting cancer patients, and promoting the overall health of our community. 

Your donation is critical to advancing the science of how the world treats cancer and educates the next generation of oncologists and providers. Your gifts ensure that women without insurance have access to potentially lifesaving mammograms and access to care. Your generosity helps provide transportation and support to patients facing a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. 

Together we can help cancer patients today and fund the treatments of tomorrow.


If you prefer to give by check, please make your check out to West Cancer Foundation and 
write West Fight On and the team or individual's name that you would like to support in the memo line. 
Checks may be mailed to West Cancer Foundation ATTN: West Fight On 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Germantown, TN 3813. 
For questions or concerns, please contact us at info@westcancerfoundation.org.

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 13 Kristi & Steve Trowbridge Ellen, you and Wanda have been in our prayers and will continue to be, along with rest of your family! $267.10
Jul 12 Harry D. Samuels, Realtor Thanks for reaching out. Praying for a full recovery. $54.10
Jul 12 Marvin Leventhal Worthy cause Ellen and Alison. Pleased to be able to donate. I too am a cancer survivor! $533.35
Jul 12 Aunt Marian & Uncle Armando Ellen, your strength, courage and determination is truly inspiring. We love you! $54.10
Jul 12 Alison Ryan $213.85
Jul 12 Lauri Prather Undisclosed amount
Jul 11 Erin Arnold You are a fighter! Sending much love my friend! $107.35
Jul 09 Sophie Samuels 💕 $27.48
Jun 23 Breen family Ellen you are our hero. The Breen family loves you and are proud to be on Team Ellen! $107.35
Jun 21 Penny Undisclosed amount