Brain Surgery Aid for Alina

Hello Everyone, I am putting out an appeal for your help on behalf of my big sister, Alina Christopher. She has been diagnosed with a Pineal Gland cystic tumor and will undergo brain surgery October 2nd. The surgery will take place at the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles where Dr. Shahinian has developed a minimally invasive procedure to treat this specific cystic tumor. The surgery itself will cost $9000 out of pocket and her recovery will be a long and costly road. My sister is 23 and is not at all financially equipped to deal with this kind of financial burden. She has been unable to work recently due to the debilitating symptoms that are associated with the tumor (i.e. nausea, severe fatigue, headaches) and she will be unable to work while she is recovering from surgery. When you add these factors to some serious student loan debt, you have a pretty scary financial ordeal for a 23 year old woman.
I am appealing to your sense of compassion for help in any way you can, financially or through your prayers. Any amount you can help is hugely appreciated.
Please share this with your friends and family. You may contact me for any additional information via the website.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Sarah Christopher

Reference Material :

(Picture of Alina with her cat Panda)

(Alina's a regular at the doctors office ;) )

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Sarah Christopher 
Minneapolis, MN
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