Come Join the Fight
In May, Corrie was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer that has spread to her liver. This cancer is very aggressive and fast moving. It is too involved to be surgically removed and there is no cure. Corrie has worked all of her adult life, but with being a single parent of twins, has no savings to speak of. Her children are in their early 20s, just starting out in life, and do not have any resources to help.
She has started her treatments and is currently still working, but now that she has completed one round of chemotherapy, she doesn’t think she will have the strength to continue working much longer, though she does want to work as long as possible. Corrie is lucky in that her work does provide disability insurance, and it will provide enough to support her for 3 months, but it takes 5 to 6 months to be approved for disability through social security. And the medical bills have begun to build.
Her most pressing need is to have something to live on when her work disability runs out until the social security disability will start to pay. Her doctor has stated that she will have to be in treatment for the balance of her life, however long that might be, so she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to return to working.
Corrie has her first granddaughter on the way in June 2017. She is thrilled and can’t wait to love McKenzie. The knowledge that this baby is on the way gives her strength to fight. Corrie has always been the one that helps other people no matter what, she is a very independent person, so it is really hard for her to accept the help and support from others. She is our Super Woman. Please like and share anything you can to help!
We will keep you posted as her treatment progresses. Keep praying. She is really hoping to spend some years watching McKenzie grow. I think that is an excellent incentive to stay strong and positive.
Tonya K. Brown