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Azizi, Ashleigh, And Family

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Raised by 27 people in 24 months
Created July 5, 2017

Hiiii, My name is Jessica. I'm here trying to raise money for my Aunt Azizi and her chilren, Ashleigh and Matthew. I couldn't even begin to describe how much they mean to my small family. We don't have many people to lean on in these times of need.
Ashleigh was diagnosed with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma when she was only 12 years old. She had a tumor in the right side of her throat. She had surgery to remove the tumor, her salivary gland, and 22 lymph nodes removed and also underwent 6 weeks of radiation treatment before she was given the all clear. A few weeks ago Ashleigh, once again, started getting really sick. She was treated for the flu but her health did not improve. Since the flu treatment the doctors started antibiotics. We've seen no inclination in her health. On Monday 7/17/17 her mom made the decision to take her to the Texas Children's ER. She was admitted due to extremely high Uric Acid levels which can signify an extremely high growth rate of abnormal cells. She is having surgery to remove the lymph node as well as having a lesion on her tongue biopsied. She is in a lot of pain and She is extremely scared. She is 16 and about to be a Junior in High School. As her cousin, I am petrified. I'm scared for her health. I'm scared for her family. I'm scared of change. I'm just trying to alleviate a small portion of the stress.
Azizi, Ashleigh's mother's medical decline started in 2013 whenever she started having what the doctors thought were strokes.. leaving her left side completely weak. She was unable to walk, unable to talk, and unable to see out of her left eye. She had 2 "strokes" that required lengthy hospitalization. As a result, she lost her job in June of 2015. After recovering from that loss she returned back to work only to be let go because of medical reasons in August of 2016. Since August she has been fighting for disability which has been a lengthy process. Her only income is child support which supports BOTH children for $400 per month. Since August we have learned that she is, in fact, having seizures resulting in diminishing vision and the ability to walk. She is no longer allowed to be alone and absolutely can NOT drive. As a single mother, she has made whatever income she had stretch to support herself and her children but at this point it's just no longer working. She is 3 months behind on her mortgage and is about to go into foreclosure. I can not fathom her or her children losing everything they have after already sacrificing so much. She is fighting for her health. She is fighting for her children. She is fighting for her home and her life. I'm simply asking for anything... prayers or the smallest donation. My goal is only to cover her past due mortgage until we can figure out the next steps to take. Thank you for your time and absolutely any support.

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Ashleigh is having a rough time today as it is getting extremely hard for her to eat and drink. The pain is wearing her down and the morphine is just putting her to sleep. She is just an "add on" to the ORs already lengthy list. So we are hoping and praying she gets in before monday but of course nothing is concrete. I can't even begin to explain how scared she is. How scared we are.
I can't thank you guys enough for all the love, support, and prayers. You guys give us hope.
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I am working hard on an update for Ashleigh. This campaign was not intended to share her journey as well... But in all fairness I thought her health journey was on the up and up until Monday. To have a mother and daughter battling life for their health and happiness is just beyond words.

I thank you all for the continued support.
I could never express how grateful I am to my friends and community.
Without you.. a family would be lost right now.
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On July 12, Azizi underwent an EEG with an Evoked EEG. Basically they monitored her resting and then evoked a seizure to document the differences, as well as the side effects of her seizures. On August 28, She will be going into the Epilepsy Unit in Galveston for one week so they can get a prolonged assessment of the severity of her seizures. It's now reached the point where she has them daily, if not multiple times. She is extremely fatigued and obviously stress has not been helping our situation. Azizi has expressed such a monumental amount of gratitude for all the help we have received thus far. We are nearly up to one house note and I'm just working on two more. But I'm well aware that miracles can happen with the support of our friends and community.

We are so grateful for all that have given and all the kind words and prayers we have received. Please remember to share her story and do not hesitate to message me with any questions.

-Jessica Oates
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Raised by 27 people in 24 months
Created July 5, 2017
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