Created 01.9.2019 by Community Benefit Tree
Help Super G Fight for Her Life
Ginger Gobel is a 56 year old single mom of Maggie Nipps who has been diagnosed with Metastatic Breast cancer. Ginger is a Education Associate working with special needs children at Valley View Elementary School in Ashwaubenon. Ginger has been involved with Girl Scouts as a troop leader, Swim Club volunteer, PTO volunteer, Destination Imagination coach, chaperone and helped with fundraising amongst so many other volunteer involvements.
Ginger was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and in 2017, after a year of being cancer free, Ginger's cancer returned as Metastatic Breast Cancer, which means her initial cancer had moved to other sites in her body. At first the metastatic cancer was just in numerous bones (shoulder, hip, spine) but within a short time it also appeared in her liver and lymph nodes. Over the past year the “mets” have increased in number and sometimes grown in size, in different areas. There have been triumphs as the radiation and chemo have squashed some of the “mets,” but the triumphs did not come without cost. Ginger experienced numerous side effects, including pain in her esophagus that made it difficult to eat, significant fatigue, and severe pain and peeling skin on her hands and feet, requiring her to use a wheelchair for a period of time.
In May 2018 she had to take a leave of absence, as her doctor had been urging her to do for many months. This loss of income has put Ginger further into debt and is having a hard time keeping up with her expenses.Ginger is in dire need of financial assistance.