This is How her Illness Began
Last year on Valentine’s Day, 2017, Cindy was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian, Cervical, and Colon Cancer (The doctors removed 12 inches of her Colon). Her cancer had also metastasized to her Pelvis. She had over 30+ cancerous tumors removed during her surgery. Cindy’s rare form of aggressive cancer had no treatment for a cure. She was given a year and a half survival rate, with a 2% expectancy of living 5 to 10 years. With the advisement of her oncologist, Cindy did 6 rounds of Chemotheraphy which was supposed to slow the cancer down, but not cure it.
Through the miracle of God, many prayers from family and friends, Cindy beat the odds and became victorious over cancer. She didn’t have any new cancer cell reproduction, or new tumor growth.
In January of this year, 2018, Cindy had another surgery. She had a massive abdominal Hernia repaired, as well as two tumors removed. One was an abdominal tumor, and the other tumor that was removed, was from her Liver. Again, Cindy was blessed, as both of the tumors removed were benign. Cindy was on the road to a full recovery as she was told, a year to the exact date, Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2018, that she was cancer free,
Cindy’s Current Situation
A few months ago, Cindy went to her Oncologist for her regular three month check up. Thinking and hoping everything would be fine, Cindy wasn’t prepared for a devastating dose of “cancer reality”, IT WAS BACK, and with a vengeance! The cancer is now a tumor on the back side or underneath her liver, and growing very rapidly. The only way to remove the tumor is through a “High Risk” surgery, taking all the surrounding organs out of the body in order to lift out the liver, removing the tumor, then placing the various organs back in their proper places where they belong, without damaging or infecting any organs, or spreading any of the cancerous cells to any other parts of the body. This “High Risk” surgery will involve three top specialist in their field of Oncology, Liver and General Surgery, in addition to each specialist’s team that’s required.
Here’s the Problem Cindy is Facing
Everyone knows health care is expensive, especilly when faced with cancer, and on top of that, a rare form of cancer like Cindy overcame. Cindy’s previous insurance only paid 20% of her radiology expenses, which in dealing with a rare progressive cancer, she was visiting the Radiology Dept. 2+ times a month to the total expenditure of around $150,000. Now, after being strapped financially paying last years bills, then having to pay for the surgery that took place in January ‘18, (Hernia repaired, and two Tumors Removed), which was no small bill, Cindy is now faced with another troubling situation. Cindy changed insurance companies January 1st, trying to get better coverage at a cheaper rate. Even though Cindy can go to any hospital she wants, because her insurance is a PPO plan, OU Medical Center, her previous hospital, is not in her new insurance company’s network. Cindy can still have her “High Risk” surgery take place at OU Medical Center, but she will have to pay triple the cost for everything, opposed to the cost if OU Medical Center was in her network. Cindy could also go to one of the hospitals in her new insurance company’s listed network, but she found out none of the hospitals in her network are equiped to preform her needed “High Risk” surgery. So, in order for Cindy to have her surgery at her prefered hospital, OU Medical Center, where all of her doctors work, she is having to pay so much of the cost for the surgery up front since the surgery is extremely expensive, and because Cindy still owes a large balance from the two prior surgeries, and from the exorbitant radiology charges.
Cindy Needs Our Help - TODAY!
Cindy has been there for us, with a listening ear, a thoughtful gift, or a call just to say hello, and to brighten our day. She has given us a lift to our car, let us borrow that perfect dress, been a shoulder to cry on, and the one who has always makes us laugh and shows us the positive in every situation.
Now, it’s time for us to be there to help Cindy. Cindy is needing this “High Risk” Tumor Removal surgery soon! Let’s all join together and help Cindy! Let’s help Cindy become Cancer Free Again!
Any size donation will be greatly appreciated.
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