“It’s been a really big fight …” Community raises support and funds for single mother with breast cancer


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – It’s been almost a year since Trisha Fitton heard the news that no one wants to hear.

“In March 2021, I was diagnosed, and it was aggressive cancer. So, it started to spread quickly. So, I was just thankful that I caught it when I did,” he said. she declared.

Since then she has had 18 weeks of chemotherapy, surgery and has just completed radiation therapy. On top of all this, Fitton is a single mom with two sons.

“It’s been a really big struggle, in terms of all the treatment and how I was feeling, and just the general self-confidence, and just being tired all the time, and affecting my normal things that I do on a day-to-day basis. day, ”she said.

That’s why family friend Alexis Kendall wanted to step in and help. She said she remembers when she was going through a difficult time and how important the support of the community was.

“I remember how important it was, and just grateful and grateful. I was when everyone reached out in the community to help me out when I needed it. I felt like it was something I was called to do, ”she said.

This is why she participated in the organization of fundraising at Ax Bar in Champaign. Fitton said she was grateful for all the love and support.

“The most important thing really was how much people supported me through everything. And even when I have a hard time, everyone is there to be positive for me, and give me words of encouragement or try to help me stay positive.

If you missed the event, you can always give back. You can donate here to help.


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