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help gwen survive lymphoma

$170 of $100k goal

Raised by 5 people in 29 months
Brenda Matthews   HUMBLE, TX
hi visitors and potential donors. my sister gwendolyn matthews a 37 years old mother of five has been recently diagnosed with lymphoma. the diagnosis is still new and they don't have the stage nor treatment in plan yet. she's been in the hospital now for over two weeks. she was admitted very ill. at first they couldn't figure out why she was getting high fevers that was causing her mental status change, nor why she was losing weight and severely anemic. The antibiotics didn't work and the steroids etc. didn't either. finally, two biopsies later, she was given the dreaded news of lymphoma!!! this news is very devastating to our family, especially her kids which includes a 18 year old son, 16 year old daughter, twin boys 9 & a 6 year old daughter. gwen was a very hard worker! barely missing days at work. she don't have health insurance. she just recently signed up for healthcare in the market place but her premiums are high! she have to pay $240 monthly. not to mention the co pay per hematologist visits and the chemo. she won't be able to return back to work, obviously until after she is in remission, and she will go into remission! on behalf of gwen, my family and i would sincerely appreciate it if you can help us out with any donation of any kind, for as her doctor bills continue to sky rocket!!! and please keep us in your prayers for this long strategious journey we're about to embark on. We're not scamming  nobody,  we just don't have  enough money to make sure that Gwen and her children are well taken care of that way she can focus on her healing,  physically and mentally.  Chemo drags you down and to add wworrying a about how she's going to pay bills now that she's not working is what I'm trying to avoid. I know that they're good people out there that have a little extra that they can share with.  I agree with the song writer " You can't beat Gods giving, no matter how hard you try." The more he gives the more he'll give to you.
Thank you and may God bless those who gave and those who want to give and especially those who got it but choose not to give. Amen
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Update 12
27 months ago
Hello!! Again it has been a while since last post...well since Gwen has been out of the hospital, she's had some up and down days, more up than down because she's walking by faith that this too shall pass.... She is currently receiving her treatments for her lymphoma which by the way are VERY VERY EXPENSIVE! Even with the insurance and donations, it's still a struggle. I created this site in hope that friends, family and even strangers would pitch in any way God put on their hearts to donate. Again, I am very appreciative for the donations received, Gwen as well. However, she is yet having hardship and depression because of the side effects from her treatments prevents her from working so she is trying daily to deal. I'm asking for anything, whatever you can donate to help Gwen survive this awful diagnoses of CANCER!! And it's baggage that comes with it..
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Update 11
28 months ago
Hi it's me again with an update. We need to raise $5900 by next week or Gwen won't be able to finish her cancer treatments!! Today is her first treatment but they want her deductible met before moving forward.. Anything, anything you're blessed to give will be highly appreciated! This could be you.... Let's show Gwen some love!!
All who know Gwen knows she'll do the same!!

Thanks in advance
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Update 10
28 months ago
Hello, it's been a while since I've posted. Well Gwen is at home and is doing better since they've taken out her spleen. The test revealed that the spleen was loaded with lymphoma nodules and had ruptured. Thanks to God and the quick thinking of Dr. Kim, they removed it and her deterioration subsided. Her jaundice got better but her liver is still infected with lymphoma cancer cells as well as her lymph nodes. Tomorrow, the 29 th she will be having her pet scan to see if the lymphoma have traveled. She is still a little jaundice. Her night sweats are back but her treatments starts on Wednesday. Gwen is still not able to work, she is working on getting ssi but we all know it's a process and her hospital bills won't go away, nor her financial obligations like rent etc. I created this site to reach out to those who could possibly give her help of whatever blessings you can. Again I would like to thank all who have. Please help Gwen survive lymphoma!✹✹✹
Thanks again and may God bless all...
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Update 9
29 months ago
Hello hello hello! Greetings in the name of Jesus... Well it's been a while since I've posted. Gwen has come a long way since last post. Since her spleenectomy her has been inclining instead of declining! The cancer treatments are started and she continues to get better and stronger and her appetite is slowly coming back!! She still can't eat as much yet, but we'll take the baby steps! =) her bilirubin is also stabilizing! Although there is still a long road to recovery but it ain't over until God says it's over!!!! Her bills continues to accumulate and just a reminder, she still can use all of the financial help she can get, whether it's a dollar or $100. Anything at this point will help Gwen to have a peace of mind not worrying about her bills etc. COME ON POTENTIAL DONORS!! LET'S SHOW GWEN SOME LOVE AND SUPPORT!!
Thanks a billion♥♥♥♥ God bless
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Belinda Suby
29 months ago

Don't stop now Dorothy... you are stronger than that!! We are all here for you. I love you and I miss you. I pray for you daily.

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Belinda Suby
29 months ago

Thanks to all that have contributed. We have made a start and we are not going to finish...yet!!

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$170 of $100k goal

Raised by 5 people in 29 months
Created March 21, 2014
Brenda Matthews     Medical   HUMBLE, TX
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Melissa
29 months ago

Your my hart

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29 months ago
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Michele Mitchell
29 months ago

Praying for you. Your in our thoughts daily!

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Belinda Suby
29 months ago

I'm praying for you daily. I love and miss you. Toot

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Evelina
29 months ago

Love you

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Belinda Suby
29 months ago

Don't stop now Dorothy... you are stronger than that!! We are all here for you. I love you and I miss you. I pray for you daily.

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Belinda Suby
29 months ago

Thanks to all that have contributed. We have made a start and we are not going to finish...yet!!

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