Hello, I don't normally do this but I'm really in need of any help possible. On May 1, 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 4 Medullary Thyroid Cancer. According to my oncologist I have had this cancer for about 15 years. The cancer has spread from my thyroid, to my blood stream, too my right forearm and has affected my radius bone. On May 18 I had a total Thyroidectomy and dr removed 16 good size lymph nodes and 15 of them were cancerous. On June 13, I will be having my 2nd surgery to remove a portion of my radius bone to try to control the cancer and stop it from growing anymore. Unfortunately the cancer I have has no cure, however by having these surgeries I can control the cancer and try to get it from spreading anymore. I have read and learned A LOT about my cancer and I have promised to fight and fight until I can not fight no more and take my last breathe! I have my 2 beautiful daughters and my amazing husband that I am fighting for. My daughters and my hubby need me around. I have to do blood work every other month and have ultra sounds every 3 months to check my blood levels and also to check through ultra sound to make sure the cancer is not spreading. This is where I am here to ask for help. Yes, I have private insurance for the most part, however with all my extensive treatments and testing for at least the next 5 years I am still responsible for a "good" portion of all hospital and dr costs. I ask you if you can help with anything possible ANYTHING!
I have been going back & forth if I should ask for help, and finally decided to ask. (I feel terrible asking) but with me not be able to go back to work for a while (maybe I will never be able to go back depends on the out come of my surgeries and treatments) and this big financial burden on Marcello now, I am trying to help him any way possible! I totally understand this is no ones responsibility but ours, but when friends and family tell you let me know if there is anything we can do, I decided to ask and take you all up on your offer. So with all this said, anything you can donate will help. I can go into more details if any of you want to know more.
I also would like to express how much you all mean to us and I will never Ever be able to repay anyone of you back.
We THANK YOU in advance from the bottom of our hearts with any help possible.
The DeSouza Family
Marcello, April, Alyssa, & Arianna