Kristan Allison's Bio
Kristan, 43 , is a wife to Rob and a mother to their 14 year old son Jack. She has grown up and lived in the Walkersville/ Frederick area all her life. The past 8 years have been a very hard time in her life. In 2004 Kristan said good-bye to her mother after a long battle with breast cancer. That same year Kristan found a lump on her upper thigh. She was originally told it was nothing but after switching doctors in October 2008 it was decided that the lump should be removed. In March 2009 Kristan had her first surgery. On April 19, 2009 Kristan received the devastating news that she had cancer. She was diagnosed with epithelioid angiosarcoma. She had her second surgery in June of 2009 to remove the cancer that had spread to several lymph nodes. This was followed by 9 weeks of radiation at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In November of 2009 Kristan received the great news that the cancer was gone. Kristan went back to work and her life with her husband and son, Jack. In October 2010 Kristan learned her dad had been diagnosed with spindle cell lung cancer. Kristan had to say good-bye to her father just 6 months later in April 2011. One year later Kristan learned that her cancer had returned. Her third surgery was scheduled. This one in her pelvic/lower abdomen area. After surgery she was told that they did not get clean margins and she would need to do radiation. Kristan is currently receiving radiation 2 times a day, 5 days a week. She again has to have this done in Baltimore at University hospital. Kristan has been unable to work since May and has mounting medical bills as well as every day financial obligations. Losing her income has been very hard on a household that is dependent on two incomes. The outpouring of support that she has received has been overwhelming and so wonderful to see. We hope that through the continued efforts of her family and friends that we can help ease the stress of how to pay the bills by raising money to help her and her family through these difficult times. Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming fundraisers.