As many of you already know, my sister- Ariety, has been fighting to get healthy for a long time. At the age of 13 she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma and the nightmare began. We were living in Cuba back then. The cancer metastazied and collapsed her left lung. Soon after she had surgery to remove the lung and 24 days later another surgery to remove a part of her left ribcage where the cancer originated. Then chemotherapy and radiation started, which caused many ravaging effects on her teenage body. For the next 3 years she fought with everything she had and won so many battles along the way.
During the years that followed she adjusted to her new life: one lung, low immune system, no hair, no energy to have a normal life, not knowing if she was going to be able to have kids. Well against all odds and with the Lord's blessings, she made it through. We came to America, she taught herself how to speak English, worked part time and put herself through school to become a phlebotomist. And miracles were realized and prayers were answered! Marriage and two cool boys who are now 9 and 7!
Now, she is facing a new challenge. After having a surgery at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV to repair her mitral valve there were some serious complications with renal issues, a weakened lung, and requiring several units of blood immediately after surgery. She has been in ICU for over a month, taking a couple of steps forward to recovery and a couple of steps backwards towards uncertainty...
Dave, her husband, a RN, has been there with her all along, which means there is no income coming in. Although we are all chipping in to help it has taken a hard blow to their financial reality.
She will need special transportation to get her back to Tampa, FL (where we are from) from Morgantown, WV. Air ambulance may be required when she is cleared to fly back home.
In addition, she will be needing to spend some time in rehabilitation to get back to normal daily activities.
She will benefit a lot from your benevolence, thanks so much for even considering to help.
Please help me get my sister back home.
God bless you.
- Lawrence Wengler
- Josh Clark
- Danielle Salas
- claudia villafuerte
- Karen Hilliard
Organizer and beneficiary
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