Help me get back on my feet

My name is Lynda Osburn and I am a single mother of a 13 year old boy. In May 2013, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. What was supposed to be a little operation and maybe some chemo, turned into one hell of an adventure! I ended up having a 2 operations before a mastectomy, 6 months of chemo then 12 months of another drug called Herceptin.  My treatments finished in June 2015. In July 2015, I had the first of my reconstruction operations. The doctors took the muscle from my back and brought it around the front to start making my boob. This didn't go to well as the qound on my back became infected and I needed to spend 3 weeks in hospital and be attached to a vacuum dressing to help heal the huge hole I now had in my back. I kept this vacuum dressing on for 3 months! My back is healing nicely now and the hole is only about the size of a 50 cent peice. I hope to have the rest of the reconstruction completed in 2016, after my back has healed completely.
All my treatments and doctors appiontments are 360 kilometers away from my home. Havin to travel so far and so often (every 21 days for the first 2 & half years) has really taken a toll on my savings.. I now have none. In between each treatment and each operation, I return to work so I can continue to pay my morgage and other bills. However, the bills keep coming and I can't keep up with them. I am robbing Peter to pay Paul and going backwards. Any money donated will go towards my bills & my morgage so I can get back on my feet again. When this happens I am hoping I will be able to take my son on a holiday as we have not been able to go anywhere for the past 3 years. Any money donated to help us would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  • Amber Birt 
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    • 34 mos
  • wayne osburn 
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  • Anonymous 
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  • Deslie Green 
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  • Cheryl Kerr 
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Lynda Osburn 
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Katherine, NT
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