We would like to share Carolina’s story with you and ask you to consider donating whatever amount you can, to help her live a longer life, with the potential of curing this terrible illness. Carolina Newling is 28 yrs old. She is a beloved wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. Carolina has always been a loving young woman who cares deeply for all of her family, friends, and pets. She’s always a support emotionally and financially to anyone in need. Now she needs our help...
Carolina first became ill in early November 2017. After multiple trips to her doctor complaining of breathing difficulties , and after being sent home time and time again with no improvement she was told it was nothing more than allergies and that it would go away in a few weeks.
After a few weeks went by she demanded a chest X-ray which came back abnormal and she was admitted to the hospital. After multiple scans and tests, Carolina was given the diagnosis of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary (CUPs) and a prognosis of 2 months to 1 year to live. After the initial shock of such a tragic prognosis, Carolina and her husband Patrick, who had just graduated nursing school, requested a second opinion from their insurance provider and were sent to USC Keck Cancer Center. They went there and received numerous test, scans and blood work. Thankfully the oncologist determined the origin of cancer was the gallbladder, and now having this knowledge feel they could devise an appropriate treatment plan of chemotherapy to shrink her tumors and possibly add years to her life. He felt her young age and relatively good pysical condition did not warrant such a poor prognosis.
Sadly, Carolina and Patrick were told by their insurance that their second opinion was just that... an opinion. The insurance company will not pay for the treatment plan the Doctor came up with and will only cover the treatment plan that their Doctor came up with.
The loss of wages from no longer being able to work and the recent downsizing of her Patrick’s former employer, has left them with nothing but credit card debt and a second on their mortgage in order to stay afloat . Carolina had not worked at her job for the County of Los Angeles long enough for her to qualify for permanent disability as well as extended sick leave to handle this burden. Patrick is waiting for the state to approve his application for licensure to work as an LVN in the state of California but sadly this can take months.
At this point, each chemotherapy session costs $13k and this gofundme is set up so that she can afford three sessions to determine how it goes and whether she will have a chance to beat the cancer with further/additional chemo sessions.
It would be tragic for Carolina not to be able to avail herself the treatment that could give her years of life. A life I promise you that would bring enrichment to this world. These are good people who have fallen on hard times. They vie they will pay this gift forward.
No donation is too small. Thank you.