Help Diane White Get Surgery

$3,925 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 49 months
Daniel White
on behalf of Diane White
 EVANSTON, WY
Allow me to begin by telling you about my mother, Diane Marie White. I could tell you that she has, for the entire 27 years of my life, been the one person I know I can without a doubt count on. I could tell you that she is the mother of three boys, all of whom try their very best each and every day to make her proud. I could tell you that she has been happily married to my father for more than thirty years now, and has one of the most stable and loving relationships I've ever known. But Diane White is a lot more than just a mother, a wife, and a daughter.


My mother, for as long as I can remember, has been one of the most charitable and caring people who I or anyone will ever have the honor of meeting. Even growing up in a trailer park with very little, she would make sure to give every year to those in need. Not once has she turned away from her home a family member or a friend of a friend if they were in need. My mother has spent her life being the best person she can be, never speaking ill of others and never turning her back when she knew she could make a difference. And through it all, she never asks for anything in return. She helps because its in her nature to do so.

Today, my mother needs your help.


About the condition as told by my Mother: On Christmas day 2013 I fell down our stairs. I had severe leg cramps brought on by an auto-immune issue and down I went. I knew I was hurt but tried to push on through it. In January 2014 the MRI showed my lower spine was collapsed, and fused, and I was not a candidate for surgery. I'm used to living with pain so I did that, until the year continued and I could see I was getting worse. I finally sought another opinion and it was then I was told the situation was worse than I'd imagined. At the rate I was failing, the Doctor felt I'd be confined to bed within two years, and likely wouldn't live long afterwards.  I had one hope- surgery. It was a slim hope, but it was something. But I needed another surgery first. Being overweight also made the possibility of surgery impossible. My lower spine needs to be reconstructed, so I need to be in the best health possible. At the moment- my time is running out. I have a small window of time to get this surgery done- to give me a chance at any level of recovery. I am not one to ever ask for anything from anyone- but I'm not ready to give up yet. I love my family, my job, my friends all too much to stop. So I became willing to let my son ask for help for me. I appreciate any and all help that is available. - Diane


We have a lot of traditions in my household, especially around Christmastime. Each year, my mother and I try to make a point of watching the movie It's A Wonderful Life together. It is a movie she grew up with, and it remains one of my personal favorite movies of all time. The most emotionally powerful part of that movie is at the end, where a renewed George Bailey returns home to see that, without even being asked, all the people who he means so much have rallied to help. All they needed to know was that it was George Bailey who needed help, and they were happy to do it.

Even in this dark hour, I feel confident that this is the reaction others will have when they know that it's Diane White who needs help. She means so much to so many people, and I believe the world is a better place with her as a part of it. If a person is only worth what they mean to others, I believe my mother is one of the wealthiest people in Evanston. Anything and everything you can give is deeply appreciated, from the bottom of my heart, and the hearts of every person whose lives she's impacted in a positive way.

Thank you again for your time, consideration, and support!
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I'm happy to report that my mother is out of surgery and is home resting now, and is doing much much better! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone again for your support, concern, and kind words! All of it has gone a long way to making a difficult time better and a bit easier!

While the surgery is over, most of the costs came from loans and credit. So even if the goal of my mother getting the surgery she needs is complete and going well, I'm going to keep this campaign going to help pay off those loans!

It'll be a long recovery process, so again any and all support, no matter what form it takes, will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully she'll be back on her feet in no time! I'll be sure to do another update as soon as that happens to keep all of you posted.
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I wanted to do another quick update for the campaign. We've received a lot of love and support since my last update, and I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has already donated again! It's meant so much to all of us to see so much support (47 donors! Amazing!) from family, friends, and the community. The date of the surgery is right around the corner, August 4th, but anything donated even after the date will go to help pay for the surgery and recovery. What we've received so far is amazing, but the rest at the moment is coming from a loan.

In the meantime, thanks again to everyone who has already donated and to everyone who has given us their love and support, be it in real life or social media! All of it has made an impact and I am very truly grateful. With 47 donors and over 100 shares, its great to see such an amazing response from everyone since I started this a little over a month ago. Keep being awesome, everyone!
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It's been a while and there are a few updates to my mother's situation. First, the appeal to insurance was no good, so we are entirely relying on the support of family and friends. Second, we have a date for the surgery. As I'm sure you're all aware it was something that needed to happen one way or another, and they'll do it on August 4th. Again, this is going to be entirely out of pocket.

With all that out of the way, I again want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has donated. It means so much to all of us to see such support, and all your kind words have gone a long way in making everyone in my family feel like we can overcome this.

Thanks again everyone!
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It's only been two days since I started this campaign, and we already have had more than twenty people step forward and show their support! I cannot express to you all how much this means to all of us, even just seeing all the people who truly care about my mother. It really does mean the world to entire family. Thank you again to everyone who has already donated!
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$3,925 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 49 months
Created June 15, 2015
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BJ
$25
Becky Johnston
36 months ago
RO
$50
Richard Ong
39 months ago

I hope things are going better for you.

SP
$30
Sergio Paniagua
47 months ago
1
1

Hope your surgery went well! Hope you have a speedy recovery.

MM
$10
Mary Magalhaes
47 months ago
1
1

I'm so sorry it's not $10,000 instead of $10!!!!

$10
Anonymous
47 months ago
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1
$25
Megan Locatelli Hyska
47 months ago
1
1

Sending love your way!

$25
Helen Locatelli
47 months ago
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1
$25
Janis Munroe
47 months ago
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Love ya, Di!

$150
Anonymous
47 months ago
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HB
$10
Heather Barradas
47 months ago
1
1

Good Luck Diane! We will be praying for you.

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