By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
New Boston mother Penny Russell has been battling breast cancer since November 2015.
And it has been a costly and emotional journey for the Russell family.
Below is an excerpt from a GoFundMe page that was recently launched to help support a family that is reaching out to the community during this trying time. To read the full details of the Russell family’s battle with cancer and to donate, visit this link: https://www.gofundme.com/2q82a4dg
“Her name is Penny and she was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015. It came as quite the shock to her and her family. Things progressed quickly to discover she had stage 2, Nottingham grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma that is poorly differentiated. They began chemo soon after and she is currently receiving 6, she has been going approximately every 3 weeks for chemo. However, after her first round she became extremely ill and was in and out of the hospital numerous times. Come to find out her gallbladder was failing and she ended up going in for surgery. Round 2 and 3 had slight improvements but she was still in and out of the hospital repeatedly to help with the aftermath of the chemo; basically she would feel terrible for 2 weeks then have a week of feeling better to turn around and start all over again.”