This campaign is so important to me because without it, I will not have the ability to give my dying mother the proper burial she deserves and to cover costs to care for my niece and nephew Madison and Keegan; both of who have special medical needs.
My mom Deb Leary; a 55-year-old mother of 5 and grandmother of 12 grandchildren; two of which she is the primary care giver of; had battled and won against small cell lung cancer in 2014.
In 2015, we learned the devastating news that the cancer was back and had metastasized to her brain. It was terminal. But she underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor and completed radiation to extend her life for the sake of her grandkids who rely upon her to get by with simple day to day tasks.
In May of 2017, she found herself unable to walk and we learned she had 4 large tumors on her spine and after undergoing radiation to help with the pain, she immediately went home and on Hospice where she’s been for the last 3 weeks. Doctors think she may have a week before she’s no longer in any pain.
The tragic news doesn’t end there with my family. I mentioned, my mom Deb is the primary caregiver of 2 of her grandchildren; Madison (15) and Keegan (11); (both who have very specialized needs) since her daughter (their mother) died unexpectedly in 2013. They suffer from a form of dwarfism known as Achondroplasia. A condition that has left each of them with multiple surgeries and challenges with more to come.
I appreciate any help even if it’s just a share or even better; a prayer for my beautiful, strong, amazing and kind Mom.
- Isabel Isabel
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