Help Vanya with Cancer Treatment Costs

Hi, my name is Vanya. I am a wife and mother of 2 children and I recently became a Grandma.

I am setting up this page in the hopes that you can help me with my medical bills. I've been sick on and off for about 10 years. Unfortunately I have become sicker as the years passed. Just 3 years ago I was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor. After the surgery to remove the brain tumor, I was found to have damage to my brain. The damage has left me with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, light and sound sensitivities and a long list of other issues. I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which leaves me in pain every day. Because of the brain injury and Fibromyalgia I have been unable to return to work and likely will never be able to work again. I am still paying the medical bills from my brain tumor surgery and treatment.

In December of 2013 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Multinodular Goiter disease. My Doctor's suspected cancer and did a Fine Needle Aspiration of one of the nodules. The test came back negative but I still knew something was wrong. I talked with my Doctors about my concerns and it was recommended that I have a Total Thyroidectomy. So February 17th I had the surgery. A couple of weeks after my surgery I was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma. There were 2 tumors that were found to be cancerous. One on my Throid Gland and one in my Lymphnodes. On March 19th I was admitted to the hospital for my Radiation treatment. I was isolated in a hospital rooom for 3 days before I was able to go home. Once I came home I had to stay away from all people and animals. I sill haven't been able to see my Grandson and I'm counting the days until I can snuggle him again. My Cancer treatments and necessary hospitalization will be covered only 80% by my medical insurance leaving me with over nearly $5000 dollars in medical bills.

As uncomfortable as it has been to ask for help, I am in a place where I have to. If you can donate anything at all to go to the cost of these life saving procedures, please don't hesitate. All donations are 100% tax deductible and you will know exactly who it benefits.

Thank you so much for reading my story. Any size donation would be appreciated beyond belief. Every dollar will help me pay these huge medical bills.
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Vanya Santa Cruz 
Phoenix, AZ
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