Please Help Save My Eroding Pelvis

$21k goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Vera Mistretta DeLeo  ROLLA, MO
Try to imagine what it's like to spend years in bed knowing you can walk, but if you do walk, it will kill you. An accident and five failed surgeries left me unable to walk and with damage so extensive, there were no longer any surgical options that could help me. My condition took a turn for the worse, when my pelvic bone began to erode. If the erosion cannot be stopped, when it reaches my spine and the vertebrae begin to erode, it will be fatal.

A new surgical procedure, available at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, can save my life. This operation can remove the eroded section of my pelvis and replace it with a pelvis produced from artificial bone. I will also receive a new prosthetic socket to replace the one that loosened and caused the friction that led to the erosion of my pelvic bone.

Unfortunately,  I am not financially able to pay the non-covered charges. With no other options, I turned to GoFundMe to help raise the money I need for the operation. Any donation you can give, no matter how small, will bring me closer to having the only surgery that can stop the erosion of my pelvis before it reaches my spine, and also enable me to walk again. Please help save my pelvis. Thank you.
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Posted by Vera DeLeo
1 month ago
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My increasing pelvic erosion is making its way toward my spine. When it reaches my spine and the vertebrae begin to erode, I will die. Of all the doctors I have seen, only one doctor has offered to perform a surgical procedure that can stop the erosion and enable me to walk again. However, the surgery is not covered in full and I cannot afford to pay the uncovered charges. GoFundMe is my only hope of being able to have this operation. Please help save my pelvis and my life.
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$21k goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Created February 2, 2017
Vera Mistretta DeLeo  
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