Celia's Breast Cancer Battle

About 14 years ago, my mom came home from her first day of cleaning homes in the United States, put my sister and I to bed, and called someone. Through the walls I heard her say, “I had to clean someone else’s shit off a toilet, but I would do it a million times for my daughters”. I will never forget this moment, for it is the moment I realized, not only the extent of her love, but her awe-inspiring, fighting spirit. She is a woman who came to this country with two young girls and dream. Who, despite being exhausted from her physically demanding job, would come home everyday with a big smile, cook, clean, help with homework, and listen to all our problems. I know my mom would do anything for me; therefore, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was my turn to do anything for her.

Celia is one of the many low income immigrants that has been failed by the U.S. healthcare system, and preyed on by insurance companies. She barely has enough for food and shelter and yet, her insurance keeps harassing her with medical bills. I hate asking for help - my mom raised me to be self-sufficient and never burden others with my problems. However, I do not know what else to do, and the financial stress is only further debilitating her health. I am a third year student at the University of Chicago that works two jobs just to pay for my food and rent, so I unfortunately cannot support her financially.

We are alone in this battle, so any help is appreciated. Donations will go to paying for her diagnostic exams (mammographies and biopsies), surgery, medicines, and radiations. Thank you so much!
  • Whitney George 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Temi Blagogee 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 45 mos
  • Anon Ymous 
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Margarita Ramirez 
Organizer
Kendale Lakes, FL
Celia Silva 
Beneficiary
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