my name is Martine and 3 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. I under went chemo, radiation and finally surgery. Unfortunately I contracted life threatening complications including sepsis and was placed in a coma then life support for the next few weeks. I was finally sent home . I was supposed to be on the mend when suddenly part of my colon collapsed and I had to wear a bag for a few months. After that surgery I soon developed a fistula
from my stomach/ intestines that actually found a path from a scarfrom my first surgery and burst right out my side!!
I also have lots of nerve damage and am in constant pain.
I have been admitted to the hospital 22 times in the past three years, had countless procedures and operations with many other complications along the way.
I see a team of highly esteemed surgeons that are now running outof options.
I have not been able to work for 3 years now and as I was a fine artist I am not able to collect disability.
I am in desperate need to collect money as my insurance will not pay for any treatments or care outside of NewYork state, (also will not cover some of the care I need here!)
I need to seek treatment outside of NYS. And I am OUT OF
I would also like to be able to give some to my caretakers as my condition worsens and I was just denied in home care.
Believe it or not but this is the short version as I have been through so much more.
I AM SICK OF BEING SICK, AND WILL NOT LET CANCER WIN.
SO PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN.
Thank you so very much!
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