This page is for my nephew, Eric, who is recovering from surgery. As his aunt, I am glad to help him set up this special appeal and greatly appreciate your support. He is dictating his message to you.
On the March 18, 2019 visit to my dermatologist, some black lines on my left thumbnail were observed which led to a biopsy. A rare cancer was discovered which has ultimately led to the amputation of my left thumb on June 28, 2019. During this time I am unable to work and have no return-to-work date. Next is a full body scan to see if the cancer has spread to other parts of my body. Chemo treatments have not been determined at this point.
I need your help to cover living expenses and medical bills. I have insurance through The Marketplace, but isn't it sad in America that I must rely on GoFund Me because my insurance doesn't cover my mounting bills.
I have already exhausted my savings and am currently not drawing paychecks. Soon I'll be starting PT and OT to regain use of my left hand so I can hopefully return to my work as a cook at Barcode and continue making amazing food for ya'll. I want to return as a book seller at Barnes & Noble so I can resume Saturday morning storytimes and Lego events. I miss documenting our Richmond LGBTQ community through my photography, and want to get out and continue being part of our amazing RVA community.