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Hello everyone. My name is Tomo Nakamura, and I am starting this fundraiser for my dearest wife Pam. She is 39 years old, and a loving mother to our two beautiful daughters, Karis (4) and Ellie (2).
Pam was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) in June 2022. TNBC is a less common type (10-15% of breast cancers), but can be more aggressive and difficult to treat. This cancer has fewer treatment options and also more likely to spread and recur.
She underwent a successful lumpectomy on her left breast on August 16th. Unfortunately, however, cancer was found in her lymph nodes, so her initial staging (Stage 1) was changed to Stage 2A. The surgeon also removed 21 lymph nodes from her underarm, and because of this her arm may take a while to fully heal and feel normal again.
She will go through dose-dense chemotherapy from October to January next year, followed by daily radiation for 5 weeks. These are the times Pam will feel most vulnerable and weak due to the side effects of the chemotherapy.
During this time, she won’t be able to work as much and help me in my translation business which provides for our family. We thank God that Japan's national health insurance system pays most of the medical cost. However, it does not cover everything. Pam’s hospital stay and food, for example, was out-of-pocket. Other major expenses are transportation and childcare.
We would be so grateful for any help that can ease financial stress through this time. We believe that God provides through our community.
Pam fully believes in God and so does her family, including our children, me, and her parents and siblings. Her faith in God gives her peace. However, sometimes she also feels anxious. Karis and Ellie are still so little, and Pam wants to be present for them and see them grow.
Thank you so much for thinking of us. Your prayers and your support are greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping Pam so that she can live a longer life that is cancer-free with her loved ones.
May God bless you for your love, care, and heart.
One-year post-lumpectomy updateUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 12:19 pm
Dear family and friends,Thank you so much for your friendship, prayers, and support.Pam had her one-year post-lumpectomy checkup last week.The result was that no evidence of cancer was found. Thank you Lord.We are so grateful and relieved to know Pam is now cancer-free.And we thank each one of you so
Updates and ThanksUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 06:22 am
Dear family and friends,It has already been 10 months since Pam was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. In the midst of this adversity, we cannot thank our Lord enough for His faithfulness, protection, and provision through our loving family and friends.Pam has just completed her radiation therapy on March. . . . .
Updates and Request for SupportUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 10:47 pm
Dear family and friends,Thank you so much to those who are thinking of us and praying for us.The past 7 months have been full of ups and downs since Pam’s breast cancer diagnosis in June last year. We thank God that He has been faithfully protecting Pam throughout this journey,. . . . .
Post-chemo round 4 updateUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 03:59 am
Our dear family and friends,Thank you so much for your prayers and support for Pam and our family. We thank especially to those who tangibly helped us through the past few weeks, whether donating, bringing food, and just simply sharing time with us. Also much thanks to Pam’s sisters Nikki. . . . .
Thank you from PamUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 11:06 pm
Thank you so much for all your birthday greetings and well wishes! It's been a week since chemo. The tiredness is still there but I am doing much better. I had my cake a day late and by my lonesome, but it was a moment to treasure. Thank you soooo
Post-chemo round 1 updateUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 10:01 am
Thank you so much for those who have been praying for Pam and our family, and for donating to us either through this website and other channels. October 3rd was Pam's first chemotherapy. It went well and she did not have any adverse reactions to the drugs. Side effects of. . . . .
Post-surgery update by PamUpdate posted by Tomohiko Nakamura at 02:57 pm
Dear family and friends, It's been 5 weeks since I came home from the hospital. It felt really good to be back with my family. We praise God for a successful operation! I had two major surgeries--a lumpectomy and an axillary node dissection where 21 lymph nodes of the underarm. . . . .
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