To my Family and Friends,
This is my brother Chuck and his incredible wife Christy. Christy and Chuck need our help, support, and prayers.
Christy Roberts started her journey last summer when Doctors found cancer in her Larynx. Christy was ordered to start a treatment of Chemotherapy and Radiation. Over the course of several months the treatment eventually caused Christy to be unable to swallow or eat. In order to allow Christy to get all her nutrients and keep her body strong the Doctors inserted a feeding tube. Christy endured the pain and discomfort of the feeding tube for several months in effort to allow her throat to heal properly.
Unfortunately, her throat continued to be unable to heal. In January Christy went back to the hospital to have a 10 hour surgery to remove her Voice Box, part of her Pharnxx, the entire Thyroid and several Lymph Nodes in hopes to get all the Cancer. The Doctors grafted skin from Christy’s arms and legs to reconstruct the inside of her throat, which is now an open hole. Over the past couple months Christy has endured several more surgeries. But, unfortunatley the radiation therapy has left her skin weak causing the grafts to be rejected.
Today another avenue is being explored. Christy is having another surgery. A piece of Christy’s pectoral area, The Pectoralis Flap, has a major artery and vein at the base. The Doctors plan to attach this flap to the throat area. We hope the new tissue and good blood source will help enable Christy to finally heal.
Christy has now been hospitalized for over a month and has endured at least one surgery a week.
Christy is a strong and kind woman, remaining upbeat and positive throughout all the pain and hurdles. Christy and Chuck have not asked for help. They have gotten by on the FAITH, PRAYERS, AND LOVE from their family and friends. I am heartbroken that Christy has had to overcome so many obstacles and I am hoping you are able to help us give them the extra financial support they need to get through this unexpected and difficult time.
Thank you, Robin Patterson and Family