Tracee L Smith is a 40-year-old single mother to 4 children, Tory (20) and Trey (18) Lamkins, and Trystin (11) and Trevyn (6) Hauschild. On Sunday, September 20th 2020, Trey rushed his mom to the ER after they believed her to be having symptoms of a heart attack. After hours of waiting, the doctors determined the pain she was having was due to her right lung collapsing caused by a buildup of fluid on the lung. Tracee was given three options of what could have caused the fluid buildup: she was told it could be infection, cancer, or an autoimmune disease.
Never in a million years did the family actually think it was going to be the “c” word. Tracee was transferred to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, where they drained the fluid and sent it off for testing. Tracee spent a couple days in the hospital before recovering enough to go home and wait for the test results. The results came back on Thursday, September 24, 2020. After this day this family would never be the same. The test results determined Tracee had lung cancer. This news rattled, shook and broke the hearts of the family and many other loved ones. How could our Tracee have LUNG CANCER?!
The current prognosis/diagnosis for Tracee is what is known as non-small cell lung cancer stage 4. The cancer has spread beyond the lung to a couple other spots in her body. This form/stage of lung cancer is not curable but treatable. With the amazing work from all the doctors, nurses, family, friends and most importantly Tracee’s will to fight, she is determined to be a cancer survivor. Tracee’s Aunt told her “Tracee, you don’t have an option. You have to beat it.” As of now Tracee will be going in weekly for labs and Chemo every three weeks. The family asks that you please support them by buying a shirt to show your support and encouragement for Tracee’s fight and to help spread awareness of lung cancer. Tracee’s family has used the quote “Her fight, is my fight” when spreading awareness for Tracee’s plight on social media and shirts. Tracee is not alone in this fight. Her fight is her children’s fight. Her fight is her parents and siblings fight. Her fight is the doctors and nurses fight. Her fight is her friends and family’s fight. Her fight is MY fight and her fight is OUR fight.
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Help Tracee and Family with Medical Expenses
If you would like to make a donation to help Tracee and her family with medical and treatment expenses it would be greatly appreciated. Donations made here go directly to the family via PayPal.
Her Fight is My Fight Tee Shirt
Help Tracee’s family and show your support with a Her Fight Is My Fight t-shirt.
- 6 oz. 100% preshrunk cotton
- Classic Fit
- Tear away label
Sizes: Adult Small – 3XL and Youth XS – XL
*Items will be ready for pick up/shipping after November 20th.