This beautiful young mother is Caitlin Jaworowski, 30 years old, of Devine fighting for her life. Just a few weeks after giving birth to her youngest son Jack, she started having severe back pain, which increased with each passing day. After a few weeks of this, they decided to go to the ER, the day before Thanksgiving. The CT scan was performed, and they immediately admitted her to the oncology floor anticipating the worst. The Monday after Thanksgiving the family was informed that she has Burkitt’s lymphoma.
Burkitt lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, particularly B lymphocytes found in the germinal center.
The family was grateful to learn that this type of cancer has a 90% cure rate, but this could be up to a six-month ordeal of staying in the hospital for weeks at a time for Chemotherapy, away from her husband Justin and young daughter Rainey and son baby Jack.
The family is trying to alleviate some of the financial burden and the stress that this young couple are under. The out-of-pocket expenses can be astronomical over a period of a six month stay. She will undergo 3 weeks in the hospital for chemo at a time followed by 3 weeks home, for up to 6 months, though they are hoping for less.
Her mother in law Kathy Jaworowski states, “They have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our family, friends and community, and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for your love, prayers and support! Please continue to pray for our dear sweet Caitlin! Whether you donate, share or just send prayers, it will be so greatly appreciated! From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!”
If you would like to donate, please look for the go fund me on their Facebook pages or mail donations to Caitlin or Justin Jaworowski Po box 558, Devine Tx 78016.
By Kayleen Holder