Our Beloved mother and grandmother

We have never done anything like this before. My mother was diagnosed with Colo-rectal cancer in 2016. She went thru 21 radiation treatments and 5 extensive chemo treatments .She stayed in the hospital for 7 days each month and recieved a  24 hour chemo drip for seven days and then would return in three weeks, to do it all over again. In 2017 the doctors told her that she was cancer free . We were estatic. However.... She just wasn't the same after that. She never told us that she was in constant pain or that she just didn't feel like herself. She just thought it was the side effects from the chemo and radiation. She lived like that for a whole year!  Well... 2 months ago we recieved some news, that would change all of our lives forever..... Her family doctor told us that her cancer had came back and was covering her liver, her lungs, and that he also found a mass on the aorta of her heart. My mom has not ate a meal since my dad and her, went to Waffle House with friends, 2 and a half months ago. We have recently been traveling back and forth to Vanderbilt Hospital in TN. Her doctor there did a series of tests, which included an upper GI, a mobility test, a lower GI, and he stretched her esophagus. He diagnosed her with gastroparisis. (Which is a special kind of hell alone)  The final procedure he could do was botox the bottom of her esophagus, where it dumps into her stomach.  When he went in to do the procedure, he found another mass of cancer at the very top of her stomach, which is so big, it is closing off her esophagus. He immediately scheduled an emergency surgery for a feeding tube last week. Since she has recieved the feeding tube she was only able to eat one day, about 4 ounces of the Nepro shake... 4 ounces of a shake, is all my mother has had in nutrition, for the past 2 and a half months! That is absolutely amazing to me! She is definitely a fighter! Unfortunately.... We called Hospice in this monday to help. My mother is only 65 years old and has no life insurance policy what so ever . My father is 73 years old and still works, but hasn't been because he has to care for her. I have been off of work for almost two months now, taking care of her and spending time with her. For those of you that know my mom, you know that she is the most honest, loving, caring, nuturing, and Godly woman, you will ever meet.... Even now she would do anything she could, for anyone. Like I said before, I or we have never been in a situation like this, to have to resort to the help of other's...... however, it would be greatly appreciated. We are not having a huge funeral. She wants to be cremated and her ashes saved and when my father passes away she wants her ashes mixed with his and spread along the coast in Florida, where they were buying a house, the week she was diagnosed with cancer. I thank you all so very much for your love and support!
  • Ellie Cardenal 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • NANCY VICKERY 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Brandy Corder 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • DEBRA Newell  
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Rocky & Beth Vickery 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
See all

Organizer

Melissa Alexander 
Organizer
Hopkinsville, KY
  • #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