My name is Violet Flores and I am married to Ed Flores. My husband is the reason why I am doing this campaign.
Ed has malignant cancer and was diagnosed a year ago. He has a rare type of cancer and he was informed that he belongs to the top six who has malignant solitary fibrous tumor in the US. He had undergone all kinds of treatment, chest tube to drain the fluid in his chest area which caused difficulty in breathing and collapsed the left lung; radiation which only burned him severely; and chemotherapy. These treatments drained our savings. We are also always late in making our mortgage and we are, most of the time, threatened for foreclosure. We had to make loans from friends and family to update payments and be able to sell the house, even if the house be sold, nothing will be left because we have to pay our personal loans. And we have to move to a rental after selling the house.
I stopped working and that is loss of income. I have to, he needs full time care and I had to do it. He cannot be on his own, he needs 24/7 assistance He is on long term disability and is receiving $751 a month and has to pay the insurance premium of $337.87. He receives social security benefits which is not enough to cover mortgage and pay utility bills and other medications.
He is scheduled to have CT scan and chemotherapy will start on April. It is the start of the year and we have to satisfy all the deductibles before insurance pays 100% all medical expenses. Copays/co-insurance/deductible are expensive. Before going to chemo, we were told that the copay for chemo is $952 (1st med) and $258 (for 2nd med). And chemo is to be done 3 times a month plus CT scan is done every 3 months.
Getting treatment means a lot, he wants to be around and we want him to be with us. It is not easy to see a family member who is in a lot of pain and not doing anything about it, even if funds are not available. It is not also easy to ask financial help from anybody. But we have to do something to get help. And we know that there are generous people around us to give help.
Your financial help is greatly appreciated and we will be grateful for the rest of our lives. Thanks for all yuour help and prayers.
God bless all of you
Violet Flores and family
DonationsSee top donations
- beverly tibayan
- Merly Concepcion
- GoFundMe Team
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more