A local woman is in need of assistance as she seeks cancer treatment soon at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Ashley Law, a recent Cowley College graduate, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the body’s lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is the system that disposes of the waste products created naturally within the body.
This type of lymphoma develops within the white blood cells that fight off infection.
The 22-year-old is no stranger to this form of cancer — she was diagnosed once before, in December 2015.
“She completed six months of (chemotherapy) and graduated from Cowley,” states a GoFundMe campaign page set up to help Law with her extensive expenses.
“She received her associate of arts degree for social work at Cowley County Community College and is now working towards her bachelor’s degree for social work at (Wichita State University),” said Law’s mother, Amy Terronez.
“A year after chemo, it was determined that a persistent mass in (Law’s) chest had to be removed and biopsied. The lengthy, complicated surgery was accomplished at KU Med Center. The results were not what we had prayed for. It is a recurrence of the Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” the GoFundMe page states.
All of Law’s medical care is being taken care of at KU Med, which will add travel expenses to her financial needs.
“She will have to have a stem cell transplant and be in hospital for one month,” Terronez said, “and family will have to stay up there for a month with her, as well.”
Contributions to assist with Law’s medical expenses can be made through the GoFundMe campaign page at https://www.gofundme.com/ashley-strong.