Amy Doty to Mexico for Treatment

50733692_1598462256590028_r.jpegAmy Doty had surgery to remove a very rare form of cancer, clear cell carcinoma, in April of 2019. 80% of her tongue was removed and a flap was made from her right arm to build an artificial tongue. She can no longer swallow, and is fed through a gastrointestinal tube in her stomach. She can no longer speak clearly because her reconstructed tongue is immobile. She is also almost completely deaf and face masks prevent her from reading lips. A complete set of dentures were needed due to radiation treatments and the breaking of her jaw during surgery. Unfortunately, they have failed miserably as she can neither eat nor swallow, and her speech is worsened when the dentures are in place. In June, 2020 it was discovered that the cancer was now in both her lungs.

As there is no known treatment she was sent to M.D.Anderson in Houston for possible clinical trials. Only one trial was offered. It had a 20% recovery possibility; however, two of the common side effects were heart failure and epilepsy, among others, or it could kill her on first dose. Plus she would have to dessert her family to live in Houston for two years if she did survive the treatment, or until the treatment killed her. Not a good choice.

Despite all that has happened in the past 16 months this amazing woman has managed to complete her Bachelor of Biblical Studies with Kingsway Theological Seminary holding a 4.3 GPA and continues to teach her adult class two nights a week. She will soon be finishing her Master's degree, creating a syllabus on Biblical Marriage and Divorce to be taught in counseling seminars and colleges. Her purpose is to help couples to rebuild their existing marriage and slow the rapidly growing rate of divorce which causes both children and adults to suffer in single-parent households.

Amy has found a promising hospital in Mexico {Tijuana) with a 70% response rate. However, because of medical expenses over the past 16 months, she is unable to meet the financial demands of her treatment. The total cost of the twenty one day treatment plan is $29,500. Housing near the hospital is $55.00 per night, due to a financial agreement between the hospital and a nearby resort. She would not be spending nights in the hospital. This brings the total housing to a cost of $1,265. Travel expenses from Savannah, Georgia, to San Diego, California are an amount still unknown. Total estimated expenses come to approximately $33,000. 

Donations

 See top
  • Michael Gabriel 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 3 mos
  • Justin Pulver 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 4 mos
See all

Organizer

Amy Riley Doty 
Organizer
Savannah, GA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more