Kathys Medical and Living Expenses

To those of you that know my sister Kathy Smith Chapple know that she is stubborn and full of pride, so much so that she would never ask for help. Truth is she does need help at this time. She is off work a total of 2 months so far due to an unforseen medical problem. Her bills are falling way behind and now the year is starting over so her high deductibles for insurance will be starting over as well. She is a single mother of 3 boys with no help from anyone.  Recently she had been feeling pretty sick and woke up one morning to her neck swollen. She went to the dr and found out she has a pretty large tumor in her neck. She has underwent numerous testing and one surgery already trying to get to the bottom of it.  Still the drs are not sure if it is cancerous or not or exactly what they are even dealing with. The tumor is rooted and next to major arteries, this makes it very difficult and comes with many possibilities of issues to come from surgery.  Her next surgery to attempt to remove the tumor will hopefully be in January.  Meanwhile she is not allowed to work, yet she still has living expenses due. 
I've watched Kathy put herself through college to make something out of herself while struggling to raise her boys. The whole time never asking for help. She managed to become an RN that is respected in her field and still trying to finish school to become a Nurse Practitioner.  She is an amazing and loving mother that is dedicated to her children. I can't express how proud I am of her and the obstacles she has overcome.  This however is an obstacle that she needs more than what she can do. So I am asking everyone to find it in your heart to please help...even if it's just $5 it will add up and will be so appreciated.  It will be used to help keep her home and bills paid, as well as medical expenses that are piling up.  She needs to be able to focus on resting, trying to recover once surgery is done and be as less stressed as possible.  

Thank you everyone in advance


  • Kendra Farley 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • Ramona Hundley 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • Nancy Christman 
    • $100 
    • 20 d
  • Ashley Kidwell 
    • $50 
    • 22 d
  • Rebecca Clary 
    • $25 
    • 23 d
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Christina Ryder 
Falls City, NE
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