As much as I wish I didn't need to update this page, here we are. Christy's own words from her facebook post (pictured above) probably say it best. She was diagnosed on December 31, 2018 with Stage 4 stomach cancer. When I heard the news, I had thought about updating this page, but wanted to get Christy's permission first. This morning there were 2 donations, so I took that as a sign that I needed to move on it. The money raised before ($1135) was a small (but appreciated) drop in the bucket to go towards her expenses from her gall bladder surgery. The expenses from the cancer treatments will be so much more than that. Of course, being so sick, Christy has had to stop working. She hates asking for help. She has done things on her own for so long. We are so grateful that she doesn't have to do this alone. Christy is a fighter! She believes in MIRACLES! Please donate if you can and keep Christy and her family in your prayers.
Our original goal has been met! Christy now knows about this effort by her friends and is completly humbled and grateful to be the recipient of such kindness. I have increased the goal amount because some of Christy's friends are just now finding out about this campaign. Thank you so much for the generosity she has seen so far. It is truly a blessing to her and her family.
Christy is one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. She is not one to ask for help, but some of her closest friends know that it is quite needed right now.
Christy has been a single mom to 4 kids for the past 8 1/2 years. She went back to school to become a radiology tech so she could support her family. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Christy was very sick. She was vomiting non-stop and in a lot of pain. She went to the ER twice with no answers. Finally, the day after Thanksgiving, still in pain, she returned to the ER and they determined that it was her gall bladder and it needed to come out right away. According to the surgeon's notes, her gall bladder was really bad and they had a hard time getting to it, so that explains the pain she was in. I was told that her surgery extimate was $2000, but that doesn't include the 2 previous ER visits and the hospital stay, nor does it include time missed from work without pay. If you have been looking for a way to help someone this time of year, this is a great chance to do something good! I started our goal at $1000, but as you read, the need is really much more than that. Let's blow that goal out of the water!
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- Danny White
- Norma Norell
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- Sharon Hoeger
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