For the last 13 years I have been dealing with Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. A condition that causes benign papillomata to grow on my larynx. I have had around 90 surgeries, and a dozen scopes. All these surgeries have caused so much scare tissue, and destroyed my larynx, leaving me with very little voice. If I do not have the growths surgical removed, they will obstruct my airway, and well, we all know what that can lead too.
I was recently given a once in a life time opportunity to undergo a state-of-the-art immune therapy at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Washington DC. This could be life changing for me. No more surgeries and on-going damage to my voice box, not to mention how this would eliminate the financial burden all these surgeries have caused and will continue to cause for my family. I have watched my mom cry trying to figure out how to financial keep up with all the medical debt our family has.
That is why I am starting this GoFundMe. The NIH will cover my flights but not my moms, and it is a 12 treatment plan every other week if all goes well. I need my mom by my side, I cannot do this alone. Unfortunately, not only is there the cost of the airfare, but all the time she will miss from work. I figure, if we can purchase tickets early, the average cost will be roughly $500 round trip, plus the time away from work. Making each trip cost an average $1,000. So, I am trying to raise $12,000 to cover my mom’s expense so she can be by myside. I can not do this alone and I need my mom with me. The idea of going through this without her is just too much for me to handle. Any amount will help.
Thank you so much for your consideration and sharing my story with others. I am forever grateful.