Meet the Season for Caring agency: Breast Cancer Resource Center

Deloris Fields kissed her son, Connor Guenther after picking him up from daycare. Fields was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer on Dec. 4, 2015, the day after her son was born. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Deloris Fields kissed her son, Connor Guenther after picking him up from daycare. Fields was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer on Dec. 4, 2015, the day after her son was born. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Each year, Season for Caring partners with local nonprofit agencies and invites them to nominated up to three families. This is the second year Breast Cancer Resource Center has been in the program.

The Breast Cancer Resource Center writes on its website: BCRC is a place to ask your questions, explore your options, and connect with a diverse community of survivors, lifers, and thrivers who can relate in a way no one else can. For more than 20 years, the women of BCRC have been dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those touched by breast cancer.

Through generous community support, all programs and services are offered free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer regardless of income, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation, or social support. BCRC strives to embody understanding, preserve dignity, and always see the woman as well as the disease. We believe no one should face breast cancer alone.

 

This year, Breast Cancer Resource Center nominated Deloris Fields and her son Connor. Fields is a 26-year-old single mom who was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 23. Last December, the day after she gave birth to her son Connor, she found out her cancer had returned and is now in her bones. Read more about this family here .

Their wish list:

Help with mounting bills, including rent, utilities and medical bills; a new first-floor apartment; moving expenses; gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, H-E-B, Ross, Marshalls, Babies R Us and Adidas outlet; internet; a gently used car; car insurance; gas cards; technology to record memories for Connor including a laptop, external hard drive, printer, camera with tripod and iPhone with a case; a small sofa; a small love seat; small coffee table; desk lamp and two tower lamps; soft queen mattress; platform bed with no legs; two soft twin mattresses for bunk beds for when Connor grows up and for when cousins visit; five-drawer dresser; TV; dental work for cavities and crown for unfinished root canal; repayment of more than $7,000 in student loans; continuing education for culinary arts baking and pastry associate of applied science degree; playpen for Connor; size 5 Luvs diapers; educational toys; Radio Flyer red wagon; clothes for Connor, size 18-24 months, children’s shoe size 5 and 6.

To find out more about Breast Cancer Resource Center or to give an item on the Fields’ wish list, find BCRC at 3006 Medical Arts St.. 512-817-9775, bcrc.org

 

To give a monetary donation, go to the donation page at statesman.com/seasonforcaring.