As many of you may know, I have been helping take care of my mother for some months now. She recently had a rapid decline after going off chemotherapy. On her 41st birthday on July 7 (a few hours after midnight) my mother transitioned on to the next plane after telling my sisters and I that she loved us while holding our hands.
She was a powerful example of unconditional love. Not only did she smile and laugh with and for you with no judgement but she also offered help in anyway she could at that very moment. Please help me honor her spirit.
*MY MOTHER DIDN'T WANT A FUNERAL. HER LAST Wishes were to have a memorial service for all to attend. She will not be physically present but we need to make sure we give her spirit a proper celebration.
On November 7, 2013, my mother and best friend was diagnosed with Stage IV Cervical Cancer and was later told that she only has a year to live. *
We are in no way ready to give up and give in to this disease and plan to fight (kicking and screaming if need be) for more years of happiness and memories. Much of her treatment consists of monthly visits to dozens of doctors for everything from Chemotherapy to Radiation and regular check-ups. I am still very concerned about her motivation and mental state through all of this.
My mother, Jalila, is currently taking care of my 14-year old sister and cannot work. I help out financially with bills and food on a monthly basis. Money has always been extremely tight and often non-existent to points where she would get very creative with our meals and entertainment.
My family and I have overcome a lot and beat the odds that have been against us -to the surprise of many. I am the oldest of three and I've always assumed a supportive role as a leader in my family. Now, I want to take that full throttle and do something that will alleviate the weight of all this diagnosis and the trauma it brings to everyone in contact.
Please help me help my family and bring some much needed smiles to their faces. #LilaPieVaca
Thanks for you time!
*She was previously misdiagnosed and was told it was a cyst or abscess and we are hoping for a malpractice lawsuit.
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