Brain aneurysm surgery

I'm a hard working mother who would do anything for my family.  Please know that this is not easy for me to ask for help. This is my first time reaching out for any kind of help. I'm a hard worker, always have been since the age of 15 years old. I work hard to be able to live in Dexter for the sake of my children. Its a great community to raise a family and I made a promise to myself and my children that no matter how hard things get that we will make it through.  We have lived here since 2003 but my parents grew up here. Dexter is our home.  In 2005 I found my father unconscious in his driveway. I didn't know what happened and I was a complete mess. He suffered from a massive ruptured brain anersimn. My dad was only 58 years old. I will never forget that day. My children kept me going. They were my strength. I will forever remember that day and I also suffer from ptsd because of that tradegy. Since 2005 , I have been taking care of my mother pretty much full time. Sometimes mom will go and stay with my sister in Florida but due to recent events with my health, My mom wants to stay here. She graduated from Dexter Schools in 1972. She won't admit it but I know she prefers to stay in Dexter. I can't blame her for that. She is unable to work and it has been that way for many years. I'm just trying to do what god would want and if not for my mother, then I wouldn't be here or my 3 beautiful children. They're my rock and my strength. In April 2016 I was having severe migraine headaches. I just didn't feel right. I went to my doctor and she put in a request for me to get a MRI of my brain and neck. I will never forget that night. In my heart I knew something was terribly wrong. I even felt the presence of god and my dad when I was in that machine for over a hour. Afterwards, I'm like well its all in your head Judy but two days later my doctor emailed me to tell me that I had a brain anersimn in my left cartiod artery, which is located behind my left eye. In that moment my whole world was shattered. All the memories of finding my dad in the driveway came rushing back. From beginning to the end over and over. I was so scared that my children would one day find me as I found my father.  I had brain surgery in the beginning of May 2016. Dr. Thompson from the u of m coiled my anerism. I fought tooth and nail to make sure that my children would have their mother. I need them and they need me. I'm all they have. The father of my children has been absent for a very long time. I never wanted it to be that way. I had to pull through and beat this for the sake of my family. Two months after surgery I went back to work. We've been doing really well reguardless of our hardships. As long as we stuck together then we knew everything would be okay.  This past Tuesday on July 17th I went into have a cerebral angiogram surgery to see how my anerisms were doing and to see if the coils were in place. I thought for sure that everything would be okay because I've been feeling very good lately. My plan was to get a second job to better support my family . Dr Thompson told me that the anersimn has doubled in size and the coils are compacted. Its no longer protected anymore. My heart sank. Again.. I have to go in to have another brain surgery to place stents and other devices to try to stop the blood flow to the brain anersimn. I'm trying to be strong. I go in for brain surgery on August 28th. I will be out of work for a couple months and I'm at a total loss. I can't lose everything that I worked so hard for. I need help with my children's needs, especially with school coming up, monthly bills and some hospital bills and simply day to day necessities.  My son 16 bday is coming up right around the time of my surgery. I was hoping to go on a little trip up north with my family before school started. To give them something to remember. They've been through so much. I'm at a total loss and its very hard for me to even post this and ask for help for my family. I know I can beat this. I've done it before but the overall worry is very overwhelming. My family deserve nothing but the best. The father of my children skipped state and says if anything happened to me then he would then step in to be a father. I have no idea where he's at and its probably  better that way. I'm on overload but I know I can pull through. I always do. I have too. My family needs me and I need them. I'd be so lost without them. I would greatly appreciate any help if you're able. This was so hard for me to put on here, to ask for help but I'm doing this for my children, my family. Thankyou for listening! This was so hard for me to do. If you're not comfortable sending donations through here, I can send you my address also. Thankyou so much for your help! Most importantly my family and I need prayers. Thankyou

Donations

  • Elizabeth Weiss  
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Amy Ammann 
    • $200 
    • 22 mos
  • Michelle Horvath 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • Julie Stockwell 
    • $10 
    • 22 mos
  • Sarah Ercolani 
    • $10 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer

Judy Edwards 
Organizer
Dexter, MI
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