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When cancer strikes, it is devastating. Devastating for the patient, the family, friends, co-workers, and community. Cancer not only eats away physical strength, vigor, and emotional well-being, but at financial resources as well. When a family engages in the battle against cancer with many overnight trips to doctors, frequent trips for treatment, astronomical medical expenses, and the loss of income from the cancer patient, the worry of how to pay for medical expenses can often be an unnecessary burden when dealing with the very real matter of how to survive this disease.
A local community member, 46-year old Renie Freeman, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma. According to the National Cancer Institute, Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma is a rare cancer that affects only 1 person per million with only about 300 persons being diagnosed with it each year. It usually occurs in adults, with diagnosis between 45-50 years old. Due to the rarity of this cancer, most treatment options are still in the research stage.