This is my sister Kim and she lives in Mission TX. She has recently been diagnosed with a rare cancer called GIST (Gastrointestional Stomal Tumors). This is a very rare type of cancer. She had surgery back in Feb. 2016 to remove a 7" tumor from her stomach and is now waiting for a date to remove the second tumor (just as big) . She has not worked at her job since all this started, because she is a home care provider for disabled people. She also has her own Quilting & Craft business but she is too tired & weak to sew. I would love to raise money to help pay her monthy expenses and medical bills. That would take some of the stress off heruntil she gets better. This would mean so much to me csince me and our 3 brothers live in Upstate NY and cannot be there to help her.
Update 1: Kim had surgery on June 18, 2016 and what the doctors thought was another GIST tumor turned out to be a tumor on her ovary. Unfortunately the pathology report said it is ovarian cancer. She is going to need chemo treatment now. She is already taking a chemo pill everyday to fight the GIST cancer now.
Because she now has 2 types of cancer, she is trying to get approval from her insurance to go to MD Anderson in Houston so she can meet with expert doctors who deal with her types of cancers before she begins any type of treatment to make sure one won't interfere with the other. But, she lives 8 hours away and will need travel money to be able to go. So that is why I am raising the goal to a higher amount.
Update 2: Kim's insurance has denied her request to go to MD Anderson so she has begun treatment with her local oncologist. She has to have 6 months of chemo for the ovarian cancer. She had her first treatment and had a few side effects that landed her in the emergency room for a day. But she is feeling better, just very weak and tired. Unfortunatly her hair is already falling out.
She still has not gotten an answer from social security about receiving disability, she was told she would have an answer in 3 months, but it has been 4 and she was told on Friday that her case is still pending. So if you have a little extra money you can spare, Kim can so use it. This fund has been paying her bills but as of September 1st she will only have $20 left.
If we all give a little, it will add up fast. Please help and Thank you so much!!
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