Give So Others Can Live

On March 13, 2013 Debbie got news that would change her life forever! She was told she had breast cancer. Early morning of March 12, 2013 Debbie scratched and found a lump. Later on that day her daughter Megan, who also has severe health problems, had an appointment at the cancer center to have her labs checked due to iron deficiency anemia. Debbie asked Megan's doctor if he would check the lump, he agreed. She was immediately sent over for a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy. On March 13, 2013 she got the phone call no family wants to hear; the word cancer. Aggressive kind of breast cancer so aggressive treatment needed. Things seemed to start right away, breast surgery, port placement surgery, doctor visits, and chemotherapy. Debbie was able to work through some of the treatments until June 27, 2013 when a bad reaction to chemo happened. She was hospitalized for a few days. She is now unable to work due to these irreversible side effects. She will receive treatment over the next 5 years due to the aggressiveness.
Debbie has one daughter, Megan, who has severe medical problems also. Megan got a virus that attacked and damaged both nervous systems at the age of 3 which resulted in two rare illnesses called Dysautonomia and EDS(Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.) It took her 14 years to get diagnosed with these illnesses. Megan can no longer sweat, she doesn't not have saliva, and cannot produce tears due to the damaged nervous systems. Her eyes are also permanently dilated. Megan has multiple severe symptoms, some include iron deficiency anemia which causes her to have iron IV's for 8 weeks at a time at the cancer center. She also has a port for those IV's. Megan also has had over 20 surgeries in her life most of which were mouth surgeries at a major hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been in and out of the hospital since she was 3 years old and is now 26. Now she has been prescribed a wheelchair for when days get really bad. She is unable to work due to these disabilities. Megan receives disability as her only income. To learn more on Megan's illnesses check out www.dynakids.org and www.ednf.org.
Debbie is not receiving any money at this time. Megan's disability is not enough to pay rent, utilities, car payment, food, gas to travel to Debbie and Megan's doctors which are all over an hour away, and soon to be $800 a month for medical insurance it's just not enough. No donation is to small!! Please spread the word and share so we can help this family out! Thank you

Donations

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  • Carrie Denham 
    • $10 
    • 90 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 90 mos
  • Buddy Wilkerson 
    • $50 
    • 91 mos
  • Susan Taylor 
    • $25 
    • 91 mos
  • Jeff Graves 
    • $200 
    • 91 mos
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Organizer

Debbie Walker 
Organizer
Auburn, AL
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