Lori's medical fund to beat cancer

$8,030 of $10k goal

Raised by 71 people in 29 days
Kristi Nellor
on behalf of Lori Trujillo
 PUEBLO, CO

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. In April of 2014, my sister was diagnosed with Granulosa Cell Tumor, the rarest form of ovarian cancer accounting for approximately 2% of all ovarian cancers. This diagnosis came just weeks before her wedding. She underwent surgery for removal of the tumors and was able to walk down the aisle as planned. 9 months later, she gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl!

After continuous cancer monitoring and under the direction of her doctors, Lori was advised to undergo a full hysterectomy as a precautionary. While in surgery, the surgeon observed that the cancer had spread and is now attacking her uterus, bladder, and abdominal wall. The surgeon chose to not proceed with the hysterectomy, but instead consult her oncologist for a different game plan.

So here we are... Lori will soon undergo a very intensive course of treatment to eradicate the cancer once and for all. Her doctors have indicated that they plan to attack this cancer very aggressively because she is a young mother and she is poised to win this battle! That said, it won't be easy and it won't be cheap. She will undergo multiple rounds of chemotherapy after the initial surgery. She will be on FMLA which affords her the right to keep her job, but doesn't pay for her insurance while she is on leave. Her insurance premiums are still due, as are the bills for her medical expenses.

My hope is that with a little help from everyone, we can all contribute to her recovery. I want Lori to be able to focus on her physical recovery without worrying about the financial burden. Please help if you can. Thank you.

"Cancer is a word, not a sentence." -John Diamon
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Update 5
Posted by Kristi Nellor
1 day ago
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Day 2 post-op. I got to see Lori this morning, she was still in a lot of pain, but seemed to be in good spirits (all things considered and through the mask of some heavy-duty pain meds.) She has not eaten since Saturday night and not very happy about it! They have only allowed ice chips and a few tablespoons of broth. I was very grateful to spend a few hours with her today although she may not remember that I was there. I hung up some drawings that her daughters made for her and mostly just sat while she slept. Stubborn Lori is ready to go home but she has at least a few more days. We continue to be so grateful for the prayers and well wishes. Thank you all. ❤️❤️❤️
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Update 4
Posted by Kristi Nellor
3 days ago
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Lori is out of surgery! She's in recovery now and will be impatient for 3-4 days. Her doctors said it went very well and they removed all visible tumors. They were able to save her bladder and bowel which is great news! Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, and support! ❤️❤️❤️
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Update 3
Posted by Kristi Nellor
3 days ago
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Lori's surgery is scheduled for today at 11:30. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers today. I'll post an update after the surgery. ❤️❤️❤️
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Update 2
Posted by Kristi Nellor
21 days ago
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I'm very excited to share that Lori got the results of the PET scan, and the cancer does not appear to have traveled to any other organs! Her surgery is still scheduled for 4/24 to remove the existing tumors from her bladder, uterus, and abdominal wall. Please continue to share this campaign, and thank you for all of your prayers and support!
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$8,030 of $10k goal

Raised by 71 people in 29 days
Created March 29, 2017
Kristi Nellor  
on behalf of Lori Trujillo
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Penny Stanton
2 days ago
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Bill, I wish it could be more but when you are retired we cannot give as much as we would like. Lori is at the top of our prayer list and will be there until you tell me otherwise. God bless and watch over her and may she feel HIS love and blessings every day! Your friend, Penny Stanton

MS
$500
MERCEDES BENZ COLORADO SPRINGS
2 days ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you, You can beat this!!! Love your family at Mercedes Benz

LH
$100
Lori Henderson
2 days ago
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Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

DM
$100
Dan & Lynn Malloy
3 days ago
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LN
$50
Lindsay and Tony Nibert
3 days ago
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Get well soon! Thinking of you and your family!

$25
Christopher Boyer
3 days ago
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$200
Anonymous
4 days ago
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SC
$50
Steve Callahan
5 days ago
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$100
Anonymous
6 days ago
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CJ
$100
Charlsee Johns
6 days ago
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You got thous Lori!

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