My name is Joyce. I am 42 years old and I was born on the beautiful island of Mauritius. I moved to South Africa ten years ago, met my husband, had a beautiful son who is now 8 years old and life couldn't be happier until December 2018 when I was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer. My world shattered. I have been a vegetarian as far as I can remember, do yoga everyday and have been an advocate for organic skincare. No history of breast cancer in my family and still... it happened to me. I lost my hair after my first round of chemo and the second round of chemo has been challenging. Enough complaining, I want to look on the bright side. I am rocking a bald head and my body although weakened is strong. I hate the chemicals being injected in my body but as my oncologist says : this is the antibiotic of cancer. I want to believe that. I want to believe all that is being shared and published on google and forums online. Each story is different. I want mine to be a successful one. I want mine to inspire other young people who are scared cause I am. Every single day. I am asking for help today and believe me I am a proud person and never asked for any money but the bills are accumulating and I have no idea at this stage how we are going to cover all that. My husband works hard and I am a freelance french translator and we are trying our best. It is very stressful. I wish we could focus instead on spending time together and laughing. I found myself working on a translation on the day i had my second round of chemo and I earned 130$. This is my reality. I wish i could focus instead on being here for my husband, my son and healing. The first 4 rounds of red chemo were paid and I am now trying to raise money for the herceptin part. Four rounds of Herceptin that will cost 100,000 south african rands (roughly 7000 dollars). Thank you for taking the time to read my story and if you can help, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.