Help Beth Fight Kidney Cancer

In November 2017 Beth, a loving mother of 5 went to the ER for small work related accident.  When they did the cat scan they found a mass on her right kidney.  This happened to be completely unrelated but a godsend as if she hadn't gotten hurt they may have never found this as early since she had absolutely no symptoms.  She then saw the oncologist (cancer doctor) and he order an MRI which confirmed a 4 cm mass that is cancerous.  They believe it is stage 1 so we need to get it removed immediately so it does not spread.  

At the time of the initial visit Beth had medicaid which covered her costs but when she went to schedule the surgery with the urologist (Kidney doctor) they confirmed the medicaid had lapsed on 11/30.  She found this out on 12/27 which was after the Obamacare cut off to sign up for health insurance.  Therefore she must get the surgery and cover all of the expenses including the medication out of her pocket.  She may also be required to take up to 6 weeks of unpaid time off for recovery. 

We have done some research and determined the estimated cost for the surgery. doctors visits and the cost of the medication will be anywhere from $15k-$75k.  We are trying to raise $25k to help her with her surgery and her expenses.   The sooner we can raise the funds the sooner she can get the surgery and start her path of recovery.  This can also her help her pay her bills including rent, groceries and electrice while she is in recovery and out of work.  

If she does not get her surgery quickly this can escalate to a stage 2 or 3 which is more likely to spread and become a bigger problem.  She has 5 children and her loving husband that need and depend on her.  Any donations that can be given would be greatly appreciated.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Tami Lucena Rodriguez 
Eustis, FL
Beth Rodriguez Smith 
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