Crystal's Lung Cancer & Brain Surgery

On October 2nd, 2018, Crystal went to Parkwest Hospital with a migraine & arm numbness. They treated & tested for cardiovascular issues due to numbness in her arm. Within a few hours, they did CT & MRI scans and found a massive tumor on the left side of her brain & a large mass on her right lung. They airlifted her to Vanderbilt Neurological ICU unit for surgery to remove the growth on the brain. They were unable to operate immediately due to medication given for treating the cardiovascular system.

On Monday, October 8, 2018, she will be in operation for approximately 5-6 hours to remove the fist-sized tumor. In some testing, they discovered she might also have lung cancer. Crystal has three children, the youngest being 9, 18, & 19. These children are all in school. One week before this happened to Crystal, her mother was sent home from the hospital with hospice. The entire family is devastated! The expense of all this has become overwhelming for the family with driving to Nashville, caring for the children and missing work on her husband trying to care for all this. All of this will be a very long recovery.

Crystal has always been there for anyone that needed her help. She has always helped others, and she hopes to be able to do this again after her rehab. It is hard to explain how the cost of this was very high after a few days with the mother in hospice. The schooling for the children is the most important thing for her. For the next few weeks, they will have to pay for rides to and from schools and food, and for someone to care for the children. Crystal may come out of surgery with impaired speech, amnesia, paralysis, and reduced mobility. If you can help out with this beautiful woman and her family, we much appreciate it. We hope no one else has to suffer such an event. Along with financial help, we appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. Crystal is a firm believer in living life with God.

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James Cheatham 
Organizer
Maryville, TN
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