Please help my mom

I'm trying to raise enough money for my mom to get her jaw fixed. My mom was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2010, after having her kidney removed she was told she was cancer free. In 2012 she began having extreme hip pain, which to find out later was a large mass covering much of her hip. In attempt to shrink the mass she underwent 16 rounds of emergency radiation and began taking oral chemotherapy. In the process they found that the cancer had spread to her bones, lungs and is now in her blood she has stage four kidney cancer (because the cancer originated in the kidney). Due to to the chemotherapy it has weakened her bones and her jaw is starting to dislocate itself from the bone and is pushing her jaw through the gums. My mom lost her insurance due to not being able to work and doesn't qualify for state medical because she makes "too much" from social security. In November she will qualify for medical through social security, but if she waits that long her jaw will be totally disconected from her skull. Unfortunately most of the programs for cancer patients are for more common cancers and there hasn't been many resources available use because of that. My mom relies soley on the charity care that is offered through Group Health, and the specialist she saw about her jaw, waived the fee for the consultation, but he can't do anything about the cost of the procedure. My mom is having a hard time eating and has lost alot of weight due to everything she's been through. I'm trying to help my mom the best I can and so is the family, but the jaw retainer by itself is going to cost 2,047 up front and we need to try to get the money so they can start building it for her for after the procedure. I really apprieciate every one who took the time to read this and anyone who is able to help my sweet mom. Thank you, God bless you and your families.
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Organizer

Racheal Geyer 
Organizer
Tacoma, WA
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