6 years ago I got a call from a lady that wanted to buy my bumbo seat that I had for sale on a local facebook buy and sell page, we’ve been friends ever since.
Our boys were close in age and we started having play days together. When I decided to open momstown GEG in 2009 it was Amanda by my side. As momstown grew she continued to support my chapter joining at events and recruiting moms along the way.
They decided to moved a little further out of town and we spent more time on facebook then in person but our friendship was still solid and we knew we could depend on each other. When I closed my momstown chapter earlier this year Amanda made the trip, although not feeling great, she joined in to support me at the momstown GEG good-bye party.
She is a young mom and after many tests was diagnosed with breast cancer; her battle has been a fierce one but her strength has amazed all of us around her.
Here is a little bit about Amanda’s journey:
Amanda is a dedicated wonderful young mother of two gorgeous kids Amanda (Mandy) Dufour. Amanda at the young age of 32 was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Her Journey began in June 2013 when she started feeling something strange on her left breast. After few weeks of checkups and misdiagnosis; she finally got diagnosed with a very aggressive type of breast cancer.
After numerous scans from head to toe; she found out that her cancer had spread. She is now stage IV. It is now on her spine, lymph nodes, underarm, and back of her neck.
Obviously this news were not what she wanted to hear. She is a devoted mother of two precious angels and a wife of a hardworking man.
Her diagnosis brought many tears, many questions; what would their children do without their mommy? Why so young?
After a week of crying over it; something snapped! Amanda decided to FIGHT tooth and nail and stop feeling sorry for herself. She started her chemo dose. Her hair was falling out and her skin got dry. As the time went on, she started filling more ill; but she kept pushing.
Amanda is a fighter. She is determined to do whatever it takes to be with her kids. Leaving her kids is not an option. They NEED her. She has been an inspiration to many people around her. Her battle is a hard one but she chose to fight.
She only has one wish; she wants to spend as much time as possible with her kids and husband. Her dream is to go on a family vacation to Disney World before she gets to ill to travel.
Lets raise awareness that breast cancer can happen at any age; and also to come together as a community and help Amanda’s wish come true. Let’s send the Dufour Family to a well-deserved Disney World Vacation.
Amanda’s wish is to take her family to Disney World while she can still travel and If I could wave my magic wand and grant her this wish I would. With your support I hope that we can help her grant her wish.
I wish I could grant her the wish of health but I can’t so this is the next best thing I can do to help. One day when I take my own kids I want to be able to smile walking through Disney World thinking about the great memories Amanda was able to make when she took her kids thanks to the help of friends, family and her community.
You can donate directly by clicking HERE.
Any funds above the money needed for her will be donated to Gildas Club of Barrie.
Or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets show Amanda’s Family that dreams can come true.