Hard times for cancer victor & family.

I am a mother of 4 girls aged 20months, 5 yrs, 13 and 14.



I have recently recovered from lymphoma cancer which grew into my brain and has left me with facial palsy and deafness on the right side. The Doctors have said that the nerves are 80% destroyed so recovery is very slim. This makes it very difficult for me to talk and eat properly because my right vocal chord was damaged. I am 100% deaf in my right ear. There is also damage to my right eye due to the nerves being damaged. I am unable to close my eye properly. 



Recently after spending more than 3 months in hospital getting chemotherapy treatments I was finally able to come home to my girls, which made them and I very happy.

I still have to see Oncologists, Neurologists and ENT doctors regularly for follow up appointments, scans etc.

I may need to get reconstructive surgery to correct my facial paralysis. But at the moment its wait and see approach, because there is a slim chance my nerves may grow back. I have to wait at least 12 months.

Recently my car's motor seized up, meaning I no longer have a car or any other means of transport for my family and I.  

This has made my life very difficult because I am still trying to recover from the cancer and the treatments (I get joint and musclular pain from the chemo) and still get very tired. I am unable to take my daughters anywhere (Kindergarten, classes, schooling, appointments, shopping etc.)

We live about 20 kilometres from town so we are fairly isolated here. 

I am not in a position to work at this time due to my health status and cannot afford repairs for the car (a new engine) which has been quoted to be close to $8000.00 for the engine to be replaced. The car is a KIA Carnival.

I really don't like to ask for help, but I feel I have no other choice, so any small amount will be gratefully accepted.

Thank you so much!





 

 

  

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