"The medical bills are very large, and my family is working very hard to be financially responsible," Chloe Anderson said. "You don't skimp on costs to care for a loved one. We are taking it one step at a time and with a lot of gratitude for people who are helping her."
Kim Anderson's three-year battle with breast cancer, including multiple rounds of chemotherapy, was covered by insurance from her job as an educational consultant. But because of complications and the cancer being terminal, she has enrolled in an experimental treatment that could cost up to $150,000, none of which is covered by her insurance.
Realizing the potential hardship the Anderson family faces, friends of Petra and Chloe Anderson have mobilized a fundraising campaign using Twitter and Facebook to draw donations. Chloe recorded a video to help raise awareness for her mother and sister. As this story went online, the fund had more than $100,000 in donations.
The tag line for the campaign is "Ready to Believe." Andrew Roblyer, one of the organizers, said the line came from "The Dark Knight," when Batman tells the Joker, "This city just showed you that it's full of people ready to believe in good."
"This story started being written by one person and is being finished by a community who have rallied behind Petra," Roblyer told ABC News. "They don't have to accept the beginning. They can rewrite the ending."