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Lisa’s Story (Rectal Cancer)

Lisa's Story Rectal CancerHi, my name is Crystal Smith. My sister, Lisa Boyd, suddenly found out about a month ago that she has stage 4 rectal cancer. She is starting her third week of chemo pills, two times a day, seven days a week, and radiation treatments, five days a week. She has a loving husband who is standing by her side, and so is her family. She just turned 40 years old on September 10th!

After finishing her five to six weeks of radiation and chemo pills, she will have to wait a month to see if it helps any before her surgery. I am also trying to see if someone would be so kind as to help me with setting up a fundraiser for her. She and her husband are already receiving numerous medical bills, and I want to be able to do whatever I can to help! Please send all your prayers, ’cause she is going to need all she can get. I want her to be able to come out a survivor, and between the treatments taking a toll on her, being worried about all the medical expenses that are already coming in, and like I said at the beginning, just starting her third week of chemo and radiation treatments, we need all the support and prayers we can get! Thanks for letting me share her story! God bless.

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Submitted 09/15/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Brigitte Estelle Gaudreault

    Dear Lisa !
    ★★★☆☆☆☆★★★☆☆☆★★ Happy Belated Birthday ! ☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆

    You have a kind and very thoughtful sister who loves you dearly. She mentions that your husband is by your side that is beautiful ! ♡♥

    I am glad that you are not alone, you seemed to be surrounded by love, hope and strength whether yours or there’s it doesn’t matter who’s because to me strength is like a ladder every step forward brings you higher and stronger to the next level !

    Keep fighting like a girl Lisa, be strong and patient birthday girl !!

    To Crystal’s husband and sister Lisa, thank you for being her, ” best medecine”, love, friendship, hope and her strength!
    Good luck in your journey Lisa !

    With love from Canada,
    Brigitte Estelle xxx

    Lisa I also wrote a story about my sister in the Non Hodgkins Lymphoma disease setion, under the title Brigitte Estelle fights like a girl, you are welcome to leave her a message , communication can be a nice healing process !

    • Lisa

      Thank you Brigitte for the birthday wish. I’m fighting and I’m going to beat this! I will check your story out and thank you for wanting to share it with me. 🙂

      • Brigitte Estelle Gaudreault

        Hello Lisa!
        How kind of you to send a nice message to my sister Diane !
        Thank you so much!
        ( Oh by the way I did mean to say Lisa’s husband and sister Crystal ), whoops hahaha, oh well we need a bit of laughter huh !!?

        Have great moments !!★♡★

        With love from Canada, Québec
        Brigitte Estelle xxx

        • Lisa

          Hi Brigitte,
          You are very welcome! Yes, we sure do need a good laugh ever now and
          I hope all is well with you and your sister..It was nice to hear back from you and I hope you stay in contact. 🙂 <3

  2. Crystal Smith

    I just want to tell everyone thank you so much for letting me share my sister Lisa Boyd story. She needs all the prayers and help she can get! If you have any questions please feel free to email me at and if you one has any suggestions about giving me some ideas on raising money to help with Lisa medical expenses please let me know. Thanks and please keep the prayers coming for her!

  3. Sue Varney

    I was just recently diagnosed with stage IIIb with lymph nodes and ENVI. 5 years ago I survived BC. How is your sister doing?

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