My name is Vivian, I am 22 yrs old, and a single mother to my beautiful little angel Olivia Rose who's 1. I have recently been diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is a type of blood cancer that unfortunately will force me to go through chemo for treatment for the next few months.
Right before my diagnosis I was already in month 3 of going to school to become a Medical Assistant. I was suppose to be graduating in March and become certified to then find a job and get through with my daughter.
Now with this obstacle, the road ahead of us is going to be a little rocky but I have enough faith God will get us through. As a young mother just trying to do what's best for me and my baby girl it was hard accepting the news that I will have to forget about school for the next 2 years. I will also be getting 8 cycles of chemo, one every 3 weeks. And I'll be admitted in the hospital for 2-3 weeks every time. After I complete my cycles of chemo I will also be having a bone marrow transplant to reduce the rates of this cancer ever coming back. That is a lot of time I'll be missing out with my daughter.. and at this moment my heart hurts. But My faith is greater than my fear. I will continue to keep my head up and strong through it all. I believe the bigger the obstacle the greater the blessing God has for me.
I have opened this account because as we know, my condition is going to be very costly.. other than chemo there are also other alternative treatments I am wanting to try but they are also pricey. Wigs are also something I want to start saving for cause, um hello! A girl can't be looking sick around here!! If you know me, once I have my makeup on and hair done there is no bringing me down! I have always been high spirited, optimistic, keep a smile even when it pours. And plan to stay that way. I'm slowly learning to embrace my situation and find humor in it. I have always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I may not know the reason now but after this battle I know there is always a silver lining. God doesn't give us anything we can't handle.
Having no job and no way of income honestly makes me feel so helpless, especially now a mom. Everything I have is thanks to my parents. Having a baby and knowing I'm going to have to leave my daughters side for a while, I'm going to need the funds to provide my daughter with childcare. She's the most important thing to me. And for the first time since she's been in my life I'm having to put myself first and it makes me feel vulnerable. But now her mommy has to fight a little harder and I'm going to be stronger than I've ever have for my daughter. She is my world, and I know the struggle is just temporary and but as a mother there is nothing that can make you feel more incapable than what I'm going through.. l will keep everyone updated on my journey and I sincerely want to give thanks for all your help and pray that God returns it all twice as much to each and everyone of you! In times like these it is important to trust in the Lord and he will always find a way. So I will trust in him. Thank you again because with your help you have now helped out a Mother. A daughter. And A family. May God bless!
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