Skip to comments.Please pray for Heidi S.
Posted on 12/22/2015 2:09:22 AM PST by Catmom
Please pray for Heidi Schmid, a 28 year old woman who I sadly discovered died last week of metastatic breast cancer. She worked as a pharmacy tech at the local Safeway where I pick up my prescriptions. She was with her family in Aurora, Colorado when she died and leaves two small children behind. I don't know if their father or grandparents are caring for them now.
This is a truly evil disease in young women and deserves every bit of research money it can get. Please honor her memory with any contribution you can, especially now at Christmas. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an excellent choice and you can donate online. Please try to do so in her memory or that of any young woman you have known who has succumbed as she did.
Very sorry for this young woman, her children, and her family. May Heidi rest in peace.
Bttt - prayers for this family
Prayers for this Mom and her family. This is a heartbreaking story. Prayers for you too, Catmom.
So sad. Prayers for this family, and all her loved ones.
In residency training (1992) I had a patient, a 27 year old woman, ask me to order a mammogram for her because she found a lump. I presented the case to the chief surgical resident who blew off her concerns, telling me “27 year olds don’t get breast cancer.” Her concern/anxiety and my gut had me order the test anyway.
My residency director told me this was a good call as, besides screening, diagnosing or using for evaluating effects of treatment, tests could be used to assuage/lessen patient fears and be reassuring. But I was Family Practice, not Surgery.
Diagnosis? Ductal Carcinoma.
She went on to have a mastectomy, chemo and the resident who told me NOT to order the test published a case report on the case - conveniently leaving MY name off the paper.
I’m sure time wounds all heels. I live secure in the knowledge I did the right thing. The patient lived. That’s what really mattered.
Sad. RIP. Prayers for her children and family.
Thank you for saving her life. Many women as young as 22 are afflicted with this disease. There was a woman at the chemo center who was 28 with stage 4. She first was diagnosed at age 22 and had treatment then. The cancer came back. She is not the only young woman I heard about who was diagnosed at college age.
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