Thank you for visiting Renisa's GoFundMe.
As most of you may know, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma to be exact.
What is Ewing's sarcoma?
This is one of the rarest types of cancerous tumors that grow in your bones or the soft tissue around your bones, such as cartilage or the nerves. It usually affects people between the ages of 10 to 20.
Last year in October, two separate biopsies were done, she was given the devastating news that the mass was...cancer. After receiving her diagnosis, her Oncologist was prepared to start her treatment right away. In November, she started a chemotherapy regiment along with radiation that spanned over the following 6 months. She was advised that the survival rate for this type of sarcoma was 5%, however, she persevered and beat all odds. She was given time off from her treatment to give her body time to recuperate as it was weak from chemotherapy. Over that short period, she slowly lost feeling in her legs. She was rushed to the hospital where they found cancer cells pressing on her spinal cord. An emergency spinal surgery was scheduled and performed as she would've been paralyzed without it. Following the procedure, Renisa was sent to a rehab facility to help her regain mobility. While receiving her therapy treatment, the doctors overseeing her ordered an MRI and CT scan for the head, abdomen, and torso. The results were devastating... Not only did she have a sinus infection which caused constant headaches, also a new tumor is pressing on the cervical region of the spinal cord. This caused semi-paralysis in the upper portion of her left arm. She was rushed back to the hospital as her symptoms are getting worse. Her oncologist recommended her to be put on Chemotherapy in the pill form and also a few sessions of radiation.
Since her diagnosis, her family has been there for her physically, emotionally and also financially. Even with insurance, medical bills have been a financial burden. Her family has been stuck wondering "How do you get help with medical expenses that aren’t covered?" After Renisa received her diagnosis in October, she was told she would have 8 months to a year to live. Then at a follow up in December she was told a few months. In her most recent meeting, her Oncologist's nurse told her a few days to a week to live. Her family doesn't believe that! Renisa is a fighter and she won't let this cancer kill her. She has always been the selfless type that would give you the shirt off her back, who puts everyone in front of her. She was reluctant to even have this page set up for her as she would rather give than receive. However, she wants to get a second opinion but insurance only covers so much. There are a lot of companies out there that offer treatment but don't accept the health insurance that she currently has. Every day is a constant fight, Renisa wants to live more than anything in this world. She wants to beat cancer and be rid of it for good. There have been times where she feels to give up but is reminded that she has so much to live for. Family, friends and many loved ones who would love to see her live a long, healthy and prosperous life. Never in a million years would Renisa or her family think they would need help but every does at some point. This page was created not only to raise funds to help with Renisa's medical bills, her living expenses and also any additional treatment. She has been unable to work since being diagnosed, so she isn't financially able to do much.
They appreciate any amount of gifts you are able to extend to Renisa as she moves from this difficult time toward a full recovery, they ask for your generosity, your prayers, and good wishes.
- Ashley Mohammed
- Fameedah Kerry
- Rosie Cadette
- Sabrina Persaud
Organizer and beneficiary
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