Erin Fray gave birth to a baby boy on a Tuesday and was diagnosed with breast cancer three days later. The Pooler mother of three had her newborn Samuel with her at the OB/GYN office on Oct. 15 when her doctor told her she had stage one invasive ductal breast cancer.
Certainly, there is no “good” time to be diagnosed with such an aggressive form of cancer, but three days after having a child? It’s hard to imagine bravely taking on that battle with a newborn, plus a 2- and 3-year-old at home.
But that’s exactly what Erin is doing, with overwhelming support from her husband, Matt, a pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler and a part-time teacher at Savannah Christian Preparatory School, and from their close-knit community.
Family and friends, members of their church, Erin’s Mothers of Preschoolers group and other churches help out in so many ways, bringing the family meals, baby-sitting, dropping off diapers, running errands and raising money.
This Tues. Dec. 14, an Erin Fray fundraising dinner will take place at Chick-fil-A of Pooler. Ten percent of the purchases made between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. will go toward helping to pay for medical costs not covered by the Frays’ insurance. The public is invited to attend. For more info on the event, click here.
Jamie Deen, son of Paula Deen and celebrity in his own right, will be one of the Celebrity Servers at Chick-fil-a Tuesday. Other local Celebrities include the Mayor of Pooler, Savannah Christian Headmaster Roger Yancey and WSAV’s Alice Massimi.
Please invite others to join!
Erin, 30, is documenting her battle as a young mother with cancer in the blog Joy in the Journey at erinfray.blogspot.com.