April’s world was turned upside down on Friday, May 19, 2019. While putting groceries into a shopping cart filled with three energetic kiddo’s, she learned that she had stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. On Sunday May 26, 2019 April and I shared her diagnosis with our Amissville Baptist Church family and her friends. On June 25, 2022, her story came to a tragic end. She now resides with our heavenly father.

Below you will find her breast-cancer timeline, blogs that chronicled her battled and eventual death, and ways to support her and her family. Thank you for your prayers and your concern!

April’s Breast Cancer Timeline

  • May 19, 2019: April diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.

  • June 16, 2019: April enters the PROMISE Study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She begins hormonal, pill-based therapy.

  • March 17, 2021: April’s hormonal, pill-based therapy fails. Breast Cancer tumors expand to her liver. She exists the PROMISE Study.

  • April 12, 2021: April Begins the EMBER Clinical Trial at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

  • May 4, 2021: April exits the EMBER Trial and begins chemotherapy (Ambraxane) at the UVA Breast Care Center to combat continued tumor growth in her liver.

  • February 10, 2022: April ends chemotherapy (Ambraxane) and begins taking Fluvestrant and Abemaciclib. Cancer remains stable.

  • May 16, 2022: April experiences new cancer growth, stops taking Fluvestrant and Abemaciclib, is hospitalized because of poor liver function, and begins taking Gemcitabine.

  • June 10, 2022: April decides to end treatment and enters hospice because of acute liver failure

  • June 25, 2022: April died at 9:15AM surround her husband and children.


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