Please help save a mother and daughter

Hi my name is Sarah Gatenby, I am 25. A little about what we are going through...I myself have multiple diseases just a few are Crohn's Disease which fortunately I have under control at the moment. I also suffer from Pseudotumor Ceribri which basically means my spinal fluid doesn't drain from my brain which causes blindness, headache swelling of the brain etc. I have had to undergo multiple (69) lumbar punctures (spinal taps) and two surgery's with the last being a brain surgery, whilst they were operating the also found that my carotid artery is 90% occluded but the doctors say I'm to young to have a stent placed so they have limited my activities which would cause me to exert myself like going for a hike or run. But the most recent and the most serious I just found out I have a bacterial infection spreading to my brain and if I don't get surgery soon I will die. So the surgery would mean they had to remove all of my upper teeth in order to clear out the infection that's spreading to my brain. The cost of the first surgery is just overly $8k which is scheduled for next week, and the second surgery will cost another 10k So all donations big n small will truly help, and be massively grateful also. That's a little about me and what I have been through and have to go through.






Now about my Mother.
She unfortunately got diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer, thank god she kicked its butt, after excessive chemotherapy and radiation. But unfortunately the side effects from the radiation has crumbled her jaw, so she has to undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy 2hours a day for a month then have some surgery and then has to have another 20 session, we are hoping this treatment will work and prevent her from having reconstructive surgery on the jaw. Her surgery is going to cost over $5k. If her oxygen treatment doesn't work and she has to have reconstructive jaw surgery it will be a lot more but were very positive and hopeful this won't happen.


So that's a sort of shortish description of what we have/are going through and what we have to come. Firstly thank you for visiting our page. We obviously have a massive amount of bills already pulled up but if any of you can help give a little something toward us getting the surgery's needed we would be truly grateful, even a dollar we would be eternally grateful. We both wish you all a happy and healthy 2014.
:) xo
The picture included is one we took when we found out my mothers cancer was in remission.

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Oceanside, CA
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