REGINA  HOYT  was diagnosed  in 2008  with STAGE 4 COLON CANCER!!!!!! She had  chemo and radiation before and after her  surgery .She was in and out of the hospital many times.. She was fighting to live..We prayed together they had got all the cancer...She had to have a  colostomy and bag... It's was was a very hard time... In her words "I have to fight to live... Who will raise my GRANDBABIES" REGINA had hopes they would be able to  reverse it .The sad news was given they were unable to reverse it...She said ok as long as I live & get to watch my GRANDBABIES I will deal with it... The Chemo was so bad she ended up in the hospital many times... REGINA'S health slowly  declined.. The word CANCER was always in her mind.. She knew she had to raise her GRANDBABIES.. During the last 8 years ,I can't count how many times she was in the hospital... In June she got  devastating/heartbreaking news.. The CANCER had returned... They could not treat the cancer.. Regina could not go through the chemo again.The Doctor refused to do  treatment this time .REGINA ask the Doctor HOW  LONG?? The Doctor said,I'm not God,I can't answe that but I can Suggest something... He  replied with I think you should call hospice in.. None of us was prepared for that news...Regina was given news that even the strongest person I know had a hard time excepting.. Regina had to start thinking about her final Arrangements/funeral.. We talked about it... Then it got to hard to talk about so we didn't!!! I got a call last week.. I answer,It was Regina she said MIchele.. How do I prepare to die? I don't want to be  cremated but I don't want to leave that  Financial hardship behind for my family...I have no choice,that's what I have to do & it's my biggest fear.Jerry has to raise  Cheyenne and Dillion... I can't do that to him... Jerry has over come his own battles and works hard every day to take care of Cheyenne and Dillion. .. Both REGINA & JERRY have took care of those kids from day 1..... Regina wants a funeral and  burial .. A place her GRANDBABIES can visit her... She deserves it... I'm asking everyone to find it in your heart to reach out to this family going through what everyone prays never happens to them ..This nightmare,the ugly truth about Cancer... I ask Regina about the go fund me at 1st she said no.. I can't ask anyone to do that for me.. I said your not I am.. Today she said the nightmares every night about what is going to happen to her when the time comes...I told her I would do everything I could to make sure she had a funeral and final  resting place.. Her cancer  financially Took its toll on her many times.. I don't want it to Take away what she wants  that's a funeral and  burial .. It's taken enough away!!!!! It will not win this fight with your help we can help her/lift his worry from her mind.. We together can make this happen.. It's going to take lots of help from everyone.. I have faith that we will do what is needed to make sure her final wishes are reached.. I can't thank you all enough for helping take this worry off her back... Please pray for Regjna during this very  emotional and heartbreaking time.. Pray the pain meds help and her pain is under control by hospice.. Pray she gets the funeral she wants.. Thank you again,let's make it happen!!!!! 
Michele Hoyt
(she is not just my Aunt she is my Best Friend)
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