Our beautiful friend Jodi has had an extremely hard 20 months. On Dec 27, 2016 she found out she had a large mass on her left kidney. On Jan 6, 2017 it was confirmed she had Renal Cell Carcinoma. This was a complete shock to both Jodi and her family because Jodi has no history of cancer or any sickness. On Feb 6, 2017 she had her left kidney removed. On Feb 10, 2017 she was rushed into emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction…and this was just the beginning. During this first series of surgeries she was down for five weeks and unable to work and the bills started to pile up. Jodi supports not only herself but her two children and her Mom.
Fast forward to today, September 21, 2018. Jodi has had a Cancerous Brain Tumor removed, which was found to be a metastasis of the Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. Following that traumatic diagnosis Jodi received Radiation treatment. She now has bi-weekly IV drug infusions and MRI’s to her head every 5 weeks and full body CT scans to treat and monitor the cancer. The most recent MRI’s have revealed Radiation Necrosis and she’s had a bad reaction to the infusions, but she has to continue them to get to a healthier place. Last month she had another unexpected emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia that was twisted around her small bowel, and this month a laser eye treatment to help with a problem caused by the radiation, taking away her peripheral vision. She currently needs knee surgery on both knees, but has opted to only have them drained since it is one more expense she cannot afford. In addition, Jodi’s daughter Maddie has also had two surgeries this year as well.
Jodi is a sole proprietor. Her work requires her to get out and meet with clients, and do straining manual labor… which has been a very difficult task during this time. While Jodi does have a strong emotional support system the mounting debt has put a tremendous strain on her health and family.
This campaign has been set up to help pay for the medical expenses and household bills that are mounting and to get Jodi back on her feet literally and figuratively so that she can be healthy and continue to be the family provider.
Our goal is to raise $44,522 to support Jodi and her family during this difficult time.
Any contribution is greatly appreciated!
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