Help Aurora Fight Cancer

33618056_1539216837193089_r.jpeg Help Aurora Fight Cancer

Hello everyone. I am being treated for Stage 3 ovarian cancer and am asking for your help as my family and I are having difficulties making ends meet.


In late February, I was in and out of several emergency rooms before I was diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer. In March, I had major surgery to remove a cancerous ovarian cyst. However, an analysis of removed tissues revealed that the cancer had metastasized into my lymphatic system and could spread to any part of my body. I now had Stage 3 ovarian cancer and needed chemotherapy to eradicate  cancerous cells.

My oncologist told me not to work  during this time as the chemotherapy treatments would seriously compromise my immune system. Since I work with kids, I would be at great risk for exposure to any illness going around. 

I have applied for various public assistance programs and grants for cancer patients but have been denied for all of them. I found out that the school district I work for does not set aside disability funds for substitute teachers. I was also ineligible for disability through SSI as I have not been disabled for a year or more.

I was also an unpaid caregiver for my Father who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. We were taking many of the same meds and had to do the same physical therapy exercises. I helped to prepare meals, went on walks and kept him company. His passing in late June not only broke our hearts but also took away a large part of my family’s financial support system.

What the funds raised  will be used for

I unfortunately have not been able to work since February 26 of this year. I had several hospitalizations and major medical procedures since then. When my chemo treatments are over, I will not be able to work until January 2019. I am asking for $24,000 to cover numerous expenses.

Since I cannot work until January of next year, I need financial assistance to help with my continued cancer care and after care. Funds raised will go towards basic living expenses such as rent and utilities, health insurance premiums, organic food, medical expenses not covered by my insurance, pain management costs (acupuncture treatments,  etc..), and complementary medicinal supplements (herbs, tinctures, lotions and sprays).

As a result, of all the above, I have to ask for financial assistance from my community of family, friends, and acquaintances.

Any donation is deeply appreciated. And prayers, positive words and thoughts are always welcome.

Thanks to you all!

Love and Peace, Aurora
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