My name is Zaneta Jackson.
My mother's name is Sherry Emory. In 2014, my mother informed us that she had been diagnosed with colon cancer as well as advanced stage liver disease. She had been living with both several years prior but was keeping this from the family. My mother was not a surgical candidate due to several other health issues. Although, she was battling these issues she was in stable condition.
On 07 Oct 2017, I was notified that my mother was being placed on hospice care and that she only had 3-6 months to live. I was currently deployed at the time and was placed on emergency leave. I arrived home within two days. Two weeks later my mom died from liver failure with her mother, son, and daughter by her side. The lifespan given was dramatically shortened.
Due to her pre-existing condition, she was ineligible for life insurance at an affordable rate. We have been saving to prepare for this day and family/friends have been contributing as well. However, we have yet to come close to our goal of 8K.
We made sure to keep costs to a minimal by selecting arrangements on the lower end. However, we want to make sure our mother's life is reflected in her homegoing celebration. I am in no way trying to reach this entire goal but any little bit helps.
My mother was a fighter and she fought up until she took her last breath and we really just want to send her home right.
Thank you for all of your support. My family and I greatly appreciate it!
- Kelvin Bivins
- Chad Hardesty
- L Bell (Clarissa Hart)
- Whitney Jackson