Debbie was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive and difficult form of ovarian cancer that spread to her brain. The brain tumor was removed two weeks ago but the journey has just begun. In the next
few months Debbie will undergo full brain radiation treatment, the removal of all of her female organs, and maybe more, depending on what is revealed during the surgeries. She will also undergo aggressive chemo therapy either before or after her surgery.
She is recovering from the brain surgery from two weeks ago and is finally able to speak in full sentences and comprehend most of what is being said to her. She will be entering speech, OT and PT therapy within a week to help her regain the brain function prior to that surgery. It is just the beginning. Please check the journal updates for details. I will be submitting a new one later this evening with details of the latest information.
Even with the tremendous challenges ahead, Debbie's Spirit is only as Debbie's could be facing such adversity. She still has a beautiful and sweet demeanor and she still shares her mona lisa smile with everyone.
Her doctors have said this journey will be long and difficult. Some of her doctors know her personally and believe in miracles, especially the miracle of her Spirit. However, they are very serious about how intense the future is going to be and how much help they need physically, personally, spiritually and financially. Her challenges are serious and the need for all forms of help and support are urgent.
Chris and I have spent 25 years taking care of our severely disabled son, Taylor, who is medically fragile, blind, and total hospital care at home. It isn't just the day to day care and love you have for a loved one that is so difficult. It is trying to keep your head above water financially while you deal with your own emotional trauma of caring for your loved one without a true prognosis of what the future will bring.
Peter has provided for his family for 50 years. He has always been able to travel the Country to provide their family financial security. Debbie's care is already 24/7 and he cannot leave until we know her total protocol In September. He will only have a small window to support her before he will be required to stay home 24/7 for an undetermined amount of time; perhaps months. This will drastically affect his ability to support them financially. They have already acquired an apartment in the cities to stay close to her doctors which is an extra expense that was obviously not part of their family plan.
The expenses will only continue to rise with his ability to do what he does to provide for them because he cannot travel because he cannot leave her. Debbie's primary doctor has said this will be a difficult journey for months, facing the unknown at every turn. We are all "believers" and trust that the Divine Creator/God and all of the angels and loved ones on the other side are watching over her. However, the practical human side calls for help.
PLEASE HELP DEBBIE AND PETER financial expenses so they can be together and Peter can still provide for his family. They cannot return to their beautiful home up north and will be settling in the apartment surrounded by woods that will hopefully help them remember they are still home with all of us who truly care.
PLEASE DONATE as much as you can as often as you can, as you receive updates. The personal and physical journey is unknown which makes the financial stress even more powerful. Help us help them empower their ability to focus on one thing.... HEALING DEBBIE... Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Their needs are greatest now as they set up their life in Minneapolis away from their home … Their needs will increase as her care increases.
Please help us financially support them so they can manage the difficulties ahead. WE all will continue to give as much support as possible, with great faith, light and love.
With deep gratitude for your generous support, Lenni (Debbie's sister)
Please watch for Carl and Glenda's daughters, Nikki and Sarah, who have graciously offered to set up a "Go Fund Me" through social media, which is way beyond my technical skill, which will be linked to this site too. Sending BIG LOVE and BIG LIGHT to ALL.
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