Law Enforcement
Cancer Treatment Fundraiser for Monika Rehder Reinhardt
Law Enforcement
Illness
California
Created September 14th, 2020
Hi, I'm Monika, a retired LAPD Officer.  I need help and I hope that by you being guided to this campaign, you're looking to help someone deserving.
I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Ovarian Cancer in May 2017, had to have a total hysterectomy plus 2 baseball-sized  tumors removed from my lower body before a string of  6 chemo treatments earned me a temporary "clear."  Christmas 2018 (my 55th birthday) I got re-diagnosed and dove back into treatment.  Currently, I'm up to 29 chemo sessions and have 11 more scheduled for this year,  and of course, all those treatments have taken a toll on my body overall.  

The great news is my tumor markers are down as of right now (September 2020), but my scans aren't improving, and though the two remaining tumors aren't being reduced yet, nor are they growing on the latest chemo treatment, my doctors are all saying I've kept a really great attitude and call me their Cancer Warrior.  
I don't feel like a warrior now, which is why I've resorted to the kindness of strangers.  In a city as huge as Los Angeles, it's easy to get lost in everyone else's hustle and bustle.  I worked the streets of Los Angeles as a Police Officer and handled a lot of calls during my career, but I was not expecting to be in a fight for my life like this. Because of the horrific side effects of the chemo, I'm not able to work for the first time since immigrating to the US alone at age 26, which takes a toll on my pride. I have no family in this country, only a hand full of supportive and loving friends.  Like most of us, I wasn't ready to support medical bills like this through savings alone, so I sold my house and used the money to cover my medical bills, but that only goes so far. 
I set up this fund solely for medical bills and it is going to go towards out-of-network Targeted Therapy Treatments my HMO won't provide.  
If you've read this far, maybe you can help me add to my quality and quantity of life, as well as putting me on the winning side of this battle. It is so emotionally defeating. It's my opportunity for the universe to show me if I should keep fighting so I can repay the favor to fight for others feeling as low as I do now. 
I love you all.  Thank you for taking an interest in me as a person and a retired fellow Law Enforcement Officer.  If you'd like to follow my journey or contact me, I'm on Instagram (Cancer Warrior 2017).  Thank you so very much.

Updates

November 4th, 2020
Monika Reinhardt, Organizer

Hello to everyone that has donated and supported my fundraising. I wanted to give an update on what my progress is. Kaiser finally referred me to City of Hope for an outside look at treatment options. I was really excited and motivated when I had my visit with the oncologist. I’m working on a follow up visits at City of Hope with a surgeon to possibly remove the remaining persistent tumors. I will keep updates on how things go. 

I want to thank each one of you that has donated and schemed this fundraiser, and for all the kind words from you. I am grateful for the support I have been getting, and that gives me hope and strength to keep fighting!

Donations & Comments

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Anonymous
Anonymous donated $50
1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you for your support 🙏.

Stacey Morris
Stacey Morris donated $50

Fight on Hero. We have your back.

1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your help

Anthony Lozze
Anthony Lozze donated $50

God Bless you, Monika.

1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you, you support is appreciated 🙏

Joseph Vigueras
Joseph Vigueras donated $100

Monika Get well and god bless you.

1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you for you support.

Elizabeth Chavez
Elizabeth Chavez donated $100

Keep up the fight Monika. I'll be keeping you in my prayers. You see, you're family. I'm your LAPD sister. God 🙏 heal you.

1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you so much...

Anonymous
Anonymous donated $100
1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind support. I appreciate it.

Peggy Thusing
Peggy Thusing donated $100
1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you for supporting my healing journey.

Anonymous
Anonymous donated $50
1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you for your support

Anonymous
Anonymous donated $50
1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for you kindness.

Rick KELLENBERGER
Rick KELLENBERGER donated $50

GOD bless you.LAPD retired

1 month ago

Reply from Monika Reinhardt
3 weeks ago

Thank you so much 🙏.

Cancer Treatment Fundraiser for Monika Rehder Reinhardt
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