Amy Porter Fundraiser
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In July of 2022, during a routine mammogram, it was discovered that Amy Porter, who was 45 at the time, had a cancerous tumor in her breast. Unfortunately, further testing would determine the cancer had also spread to her liver, changing her diagnosis to stage IV metastatic breast cancer. This is a devastating diagnosis as Amy and her family were told that metastatic breast cancer is treatable but not curable. The rest of her life will include medication, treatments, and scans every 3 to 6 months to ensure that her current line of treatment is working. But the same medications that keep the cancer under control also suppress her immune system. In October of 2023, she was hospitalized for a week due to complications with a bacterial infection that led to sepsis.
Amy has been on her first treatment plan since her diagnosis in 2022, but the harsh reality is that there are limited treatment options for metastatic breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the 5-year survival rate after diagnosis for people with this type of cancer is 30 percent, but this rate continues to improve over time. After discussing this statistic with her oncologist, both Amy and her doctor remain optimistic about her future.
Amy (Levin) Porter and her husband Mark live in rural Audubon, MN, and have three children, Benjamin, Sydney, and Jackson. Amy is a 2nd grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Detroit Lakes. Amy’s family and friends are organizing a fundraiser for the Porter family, and funds raised will be used to help cover medical costs and other expenses incurred during her treatment. Your online gift will be boosted by 20%, with 100% of your gift going directly to Amy and her family. Cash/checks may be gifted directly to Amy or her husband Mark Porter.