This money is being raised for my mother, Yesenia Villalta. A mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and a lovely soul who has looked out for others. My mother was diagnosed in 2015 with Stage 4 Cancer. Ever since she was diagnosed, she has been going back and forth fighting cancer. She was diagnosed with Lung Cancer that had severely spread to her bones. She did not need to take chemotherapy/radiation in the beginning due to her mutation that allowed her to take pills. After several changes in her medication, the doctors kept prescribing new pill because the medication would stop helping her. Eventually, the doctors were out of options with pill medications and chemotherapy was the next choice. She is now dealing with fluid in her brain and cancer in her liver, although her lung cancer heal she is still fighting a big battle which is surviving. Late January 2018, she got a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt surgery because she had fluid in her brain that was causing her to lose her appetite and constant drowsiness. The doctors declared a period of approximately 6 months left to live. I, as her daughter, I have continuously been helping her in any form that is needed. I am 18 years old and I can only do so much. I am attending college, but I took a semester off because I need to work to provide for our expenses. Being the only daughter and my mother being a single mother, it is through these hard times that I look into financial help. My mother is getting worse faster than it is expected each day. Knowing that my mother is at the very edge of dying I realize I need to be financially ready for when the time comes to pay for her funeral expenses. I do not have a family in the U.S. besides my mother, therefore, I am low on resources, and this page could be my savior. The money will be going towards her funeral expenses, however, I will have to become an independent woman soon. Thus, I will need aid to live on campus or find a cheap room to live on my own. My mother was my backbone and supported me in everything. Now it is my turn to build my own empire from scratch. The money will be greatly appreciated and thank you very much.