Amazing Sue Needs You!

There is nothing more powerful than a mother’s love.  My mom, SUE HALPIN, has been my rock, and foundation since day one.   She raised Eric and I as a single mom in New York City – this is no simple task.  This woman has been there for me at every moment in my life – my successes, my failures, my rock bottom – never with judgement, never with criticism, but always with love and purity.

We are much alike in our independence, strength and fortitude; yet our independence leaves us with a weakness / inability to ask for help when we need it the most.

For those of you whom know my mom, you know she is a hysterically comical, wildly crazy, humble and a sincere human being.  She would do anything for anyone, and is always there to lend a hand when someone needs it.  So, now,  she needs help, she won’t ask for it, and I WANT US TO HELP HER , and show her it will all be OK &  how much we care.

Mom had a surprise bout with cancer last year, and to her dismay had to have her breasts removed. She stayed steadfast in her humor through the whole thing, even cracking jokes w the doctors before and after her surgery – which I recall was on a Tuesday, and we called it Taco Titty Tuesday since they were slicing off her tatas lol

She made it  through all that cancer surgery madness, is dealing with the emotional scars that leaves  a woman, handled radiation like a rock star, endless doctor vists, will be taking meds for the next ten years, etc., etc, etc..... - - Cancer! 

Sadly, we all know this word WAY too well, and I would like to give cancer the royal F U!   She was about to go through her reconstruction procedure next month when another major medical issue arose!

Mom never had great dental care as a kid – with 5 siblings, her mom a gambler and dad a drinker, I doubt teeth were priority!   She just came to find out that her entire jawline is massively infected  - every inch of her bones.  She will need to have every single tooth pulled from her mouth, her bones opened and cleaned out, then heal and HOPEFULLY after all this have enough bone density to even consider posts for mounting teeth – God willing.  This is a MASSIVE undertaking – a MASSIVE financial burden of about $30K, non-medically covered procedure which is BULLSHIT!  With the cancer, lowered immunity, and now this infection, which already spread to her nasal passages more than once, it is concerning.

I know she is feeling a little low lately – the breasts, the teeth, her health – it is a little too much to handle.  So show her some love - send her a message to say hi [email redacted]

I would like to take some of the financial ease from my mom’s mind and I am asking if friends/family can consider helping her out.  SHE did not ask for this, but I feel it is essential.   Pulling $30k – she doesn’t have it.  Going into debt to save your life is insane!  This infection could spread – we will be trying to take action w her medical coverage carriers on this issue.

Thanks for your time.
Cristen

Donations

  • Anne Glover 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Terry TRent 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Barbara Sulin 
    • $60 
    • 27 mos
  • Fred Tinter 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Betty & John Coleman 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

C Perkins 
Organizer
Margate, FL
Susan Halpin 
Beneficiary
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