This beautiful woman is my mother.
I need for everyone to understand what an incredible human being she is. She's selfless, kind, courageous, and loving.
She is the person that everyone goes to for help. She's not the person to ask for it, and in this case, it's life and death for her.
My sweet, beautiful mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 small cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma a few weeks ago. She has yet to begin treatment because she can't find an oncologist who will accept her without insurance.
Unfortunately, a couple years ago my mother was severely injured while performing CPR on a patient. She suffered a broken back, and has been unable to work since the incident. This is yet another example of how selfless of a human she is... and it's also the reason we're coming to you for help.
My mom has been living as a diagnosed cancer patient-without treatment- for a month. She needs her family and friends to pull together to support her in her time of need. Without treating this extremely aggressive cancer, my family will lose my mom.
My mother is precious. Her life is invaluable to us. We're devastated that it has come to this, but my mother needs to begin chemo immediately.
Every dollar counts. If you're able to contribute, please know that 100% of the funds will go directly to my mother and used solely for expenses related to her lifesaving treatment.
Please share, and continue sending prayers of healing to my momma. Please also pray for peace for our family, because we've already had a very traumatic year, and this has been incredibly terrifying for each of her children, her husband, and her mom.
My sister and I, along with our families, will be contributing toward my moms health insurance, but open enrollment begins next month and her insurance will not be effective until January 1. We don't have that long. We can't do this alone.
Thank you for your love and support. We will update this campaign as often as possible.
Marcy Garrett-Spencer and each member of the Garrett, Spencer, and Marcano families.
Momma, we love you more than our hearts will ever be able to handle. Please get better.