Medical Fund for Dee Thye
In 2007, Dee found a small lump in her right armpit, a daunting discovery for anyone, especially a woman. She had the lump biopsied but the results came back inconclusive so insurance wouldn't cover its removal. The mass began to grow in size, causing pain and discomfort that eventually rendered her unable to work. She revisited doctors through the years and had the mass biopsied 5 more times with the same inconclusive results. Finally. in August of 2016, the mass was so large it wrapped around from her shoulder blade to her collar bone and reached all the way to her sternum. Because of the tremendous size of the tumor and the fact that it had wraped around multiple ribs and arteries, she was finally able to find a doctor willing to operate. The surgery took two hours and two specialists to remove the large mass, roughly the size of a softball. Even after removal, the specialists were unsure of the nature of the mass and sent a sample to Boston to be analyzed. In September of 2016, her family received the heart-sinking news that the tumor was a very rare form of cancer known as Fibrosarcoma
(fewer than 500 people diagnosed annually in the U.S.). Due to the tremendous costs of two specialist surgeons, multiple consultations, bone scans, CAT scans, etc. we are seeking any help to assist the family. Unfortunately, though she and her husband had insurance, it did not cover any of the cost of surgery, hospitalization, radiation, or Chemo. Their share of the premium is $390.00 a month, and non-covered portions of the bills have already surpassed $50,000.
We are starting this page to help a woman whose character is second to none. She is a mother, grandmother, daughter, wife, and beloved friend to so many. Her smile can light up an entire room and her love and generosity know no bounds. Any contribution will be used to pay for some of these medical expenses and will be appreciated beyond measure. Each and every contribution will mean the world to this family and will be returned with prayer and blessing. Thank you.