Phuck Breast Cancer! Fundraiser for Vanessa Hernandez

Phuck Breast Cancer! Fundraiser for Vanessa Hernandez

From Vanessa Hernandez

Please help me raise money for medical costs not covered by my insurance during my fight against breast cancer.

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almost 6 years ago

I've had a pretty good week. I am surprisingly feeling upbeat compared to this past month when my life was turned upside down. Feeling more like my positive self. I have all of YOU, friends, family, good people who care to Thank! I am at home, researching what to expect or should I say how to prepare myself for what is ahead. Chemotherapy. It starts next Tuesday. I am anxious and scared about injecting what to me seems like a "good poison". It's "Good" because it will kill cancer cells. "Poison" because it will also kill my healthy cells. For now, I will do my best to focus on how I am feeling now. Living in the moment. Right now I feel, healthy, strong, thankful, supported, loved, and hopeful and that is a great deal because you care about me. Much love!

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Hello Good Peeps, I am Vanessa Hernandez and I am a 30 year old woman who was just diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma. What is that you ask? Breast Cancer-stage II. Here is a little bit about myself. I am a woman who loves helping her community. I have worked for non-profits for the past six years with children and families. I love to take trips and be outdoors. I have a pretty good sense of humor and love to laugh.  I love to be around positive people, family and the love of my life Vincent. I also love to party hard and I recently started being creative and picked up Mod Podging everything I can get my hands on, (thank you Pinterest.) I am an otherwise healthy young woman, with hopes, dreams and plans for the future. I did not hope, plan or dream for Cancer,(who does?) but I have it and now it is time to FIGHT. With your donation, you will help me pay for medical costs that should be, BUT are NOT covered by my insurance plan. You will help me hold onto my hopes for my future, help with the quality of life I thought was there, but now I'm needing to fight for.  I am hoping that through this experience I will make young women and men aware that breast cancer can occur at any age, whether or not you are male or female and even if it does not run in your family. I am hoping people will be proactive about their health by being your own advocate. I had this lump in my breast ten months prior to being diagnosed and my doctor assured me it was nothing. That because of my age and the fact that it does not run in my family, it was most likely a cyst. She was wrong and reflecting back on it, I am not sure why I believed her. Doctors are human and sure can't see through breasts tissue into a tumor and determine that it is benign. Thankfully, my love and bestfriend nagged at me to go back and get it checked, I did and found out that my lump was in fact malignant. Through this experience, I am hoping to create something beautiful, strong, and something I strongly believe in, Community. I am hoping that it strengthens mine and inspires others to strengthen theirs.   Any dollar amount you donate will help!  There is no way to show you the appreciation I feel for your help with this battle, but Thank you. Thank you. Thank you a million times, Thank you!

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Vanessa Hernandez posted a new update:
almost 6 years ago

Hopeful because of YOU!

I've had a pretty good week. I am surprisingly feeling upbeat compared to this past month when my life was turned upside down. Feeling more like my positive self. I have all of YOU, friends, family, good people who care to Thank! I am at home, researching what to expect or should I say how to prepare myself for what is ahead. Chemotherapy. It starts next Tuesday. I am anxious and scared about injecting what to me seems like a "good poison". It's "Good" because it will kill cancer cells. "Poison" because it will also kill my healthy cells. For now, I will do my best to focus on how I am feeling now. Living in the moment. Right now I feel, healthy, strong, thankful, supported, loved, and hopeful and that is a great deal because you care about me. Much love!

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