If you know Amanda, you know her life has never been defined by cancer, even though she’s been fighting it for close to 13 yrs or so (Hodgkins Lymphoma & Brain Cancer). She lives her life for God, her family, & her friends. She always has a smile on her face. She runs her kids around to their sporting events like a crazy lady :), she volunteers as team mom, she loves her church and parish, she is a loving daughter, sister, cousin, and friend. She will always take your call and listen to you complain about some of the silliest things ever, never once stopping to tell you to shut up & move on. She loves gardening, it is truly is her passion. She is also the first to host a party just like her late mom (❤️❤️❤️) she felt she was born to be the hostest with the mostest. Her & Paul are definitely soulmates and watching the love they share for each other is beautiful. Now, she also has some strong pipes for yelling and her three boys sometimes test her nerves, but they are her biggest accomplishment in her lifetime. Not beating Hodgkins, not chemo & 3 brain surgeries, not delivering her 2nd son while Paul was deployed. It’s her boys that define her and make her complete.
Amanda had her 3rd surgery on May 14th & the doctors are hopeful they removed all of the tumor. But, there were some unexpected complications which left Amanda blind in the left half of both eyes and without feeling or movement on the same side of her body. The next stage of her battle has been a tough one. She required 2 weeks of in-hospital rehabilitation including 3 or more hrs each day of aggressive physical therapy and occupational therapy. During this time, the family had to adjust to day to day without mom. She was released from the hospital on June 2nd where the battle has continued. She continues her physical and occupational therapy at a local outpatient therapy facility. On August 17th, she completed 6 weeks of daily proton radiation treatments with chemotherapy still to come. Please continue to pray for our dear Amanda, our Super Woman and her family as she continues her battle with this nasty disease.