An account at Cadence Bank in Port St Joe has been established to help defray the medical costs for the ongoing cancer treatments of Betty Ann Chambers, a longtime resident of Port St Joe. Betty Ann Chambers, wife of “Coach Ken” Chambers and grandmother of Sarah Anderson, Hayley, Jessica, Michelle and Scott Qunintana was diagnosed on December 27, 2010 with Stage IV Non-small cell Lung Cancer.
“To give you an update on my fight against cancer, at my routine checkup by Dr. Vincent Ivers, he found a mass in the right upper lung with numerous small nodules all over both lungs, which had grown around my esophagus in my lymph nodes in my neck. It was spreading so quickly, that my surgeon said only 3-11 percent chance of survival in nine months. How do you treat something like this? There were too many places to try radiation, so chemotherapy was my only option. The doctor recommended I get a second opinion since it was so advanced and spreading. We all prayed and had all our Force of Prayer Warriors pray for God to interfere and show us where to go. My granddaughter Sarah and family, work for the best place for me to get help for my needs. So, I travel back and forth to Jacksonville to St. Vincent Cancer Center, once a week for my chemotherapy treatments. I know the Lord is with me and guiding my doctors and treatments. I can feel I’m in the right place and feel God’s presence. This kind of cancer likes to spread, and just this spring was diagnosed with cancer in my brain stem skull where it meets with the spine. I received radiation and feel it is getting better. But metastatic cancer likes to spread so now it is in my bones, so I am receiving really strong chemo that should kill any cancer there. With God’s guidance after the chemo, I can hopefully start taking a prescription called Avastin, which should help lengthen my life 2-5 years.
Thank you to all my Force of Prayer Warriors, friends and loved ones and all the wonderful churches in Port St Joe that have me on their prayer lists. God Bless you all, I couldn’t have made this journey without the strength God has given me. I feel so blessed to be loved so much. I am truly grateful and thankful for all of the many blessings. May God Bless you all for your tokens of Love.
Love you all,
Betty Ann Chambers
To make a donation, please stop by or mail directly to Cadence Bank 418 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St Joe, FL 32456. Account # 7000454350 Betty Ann Chambers-Medical Account.