Mother of four thanks Victory Center after surviving cancer
In 2017, 38-year-old Amy Remer was diagnosed with stage 3 myxofibrosarcoma in her arm.
"I had noticed a weird pain in my arm probably, up to a year-and-a-half prior to that, but I always associated with something else," Remer said. "I became really concerned when I noticed an actual lump in my arm."
The wife and mother of four had just given birth two months prior to getting the diagnosis.
In order to fight the disease, Remer had to undergo surgery, 12 weeks of chemotherapy, and 30 radiation treatments.
She made cutting her hair a memorable moment with her daughter.
After those treatments, Amy went into remission. But she had a recurrence last year. She had to have one more surgery and 33 more radiation treatments.
"It was never about me. I knew I was fine, I knew my husband would be fine," Remer said. "It was always about my kids."
Remer turned to the Victory Center for support. The non-profit organization offers free wigs, therapy and other resources for cancer patients.
"I really feel that God put them in this place to touch the lives of every single person that walks through that door, and they are doing that every single day," Remer said.
The Victory Center's Rockin' in Ruby Luncheon and Fashion Show is Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg as they raise money for the program.