Help send Tiffany to Mayo Clinic

My name is Tiffany I am in desperate need to go to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, for life saving test's and treatment. I have been battling stomach and intestinal problems for 20+ years. I have been diagnosed with severe gastroparesis, and pyloric stenosis. I have had several surgeries in the past to help with these problems. Including hysterectomy, removal of my gallbladder, botox injections in my pyloris(the door from my stomach to my intestins), and reconstruction of my pyloris. These helped temporally. This year my symptoms of severe pain and vomiting returned. I have spent over 100 days in the hospital since February this year. The doctors determined that the reconstruction of my pyloris scared over. So as a result they removed my pyloris, over half of my stomach, and a large portion of my small intestines. This was performed in May of this year. The doctors thought this would fix the problem. Since the surgery it is extreamly painful to eat or drink fluids. Then during one of my hospital stays they were going to place a feeding tube in my intestines. During the procedure they discovered an internal hernia. They did not place the feeding tube, thinking that this would also fix my problems. Unfortunately this did not help either. Now i have been diagnosed with failure to thrive, severe malnutrition, intestinal paresis and twisted and looped intestines. Due to all of this my weight is down to 77 pounds. I have to be admited to the hospital every few weeks for a week or two at a time for rehydration and to correct electrolyte abnormalities. I have an appointment at the Mayo clinic on October 19 they said I will have to stay in Minnesota for 5-10 busines days. Due to my health condition I have not been able to work at all this year. We are struggling to keep up on our normal bills due to my husband being on a fixed income due to a disability. My plea to everyone is to raise enough money to travel to the Mayo clinic and lodging for 2 weeks. The hospital does not help with these expenses. My insurance should cover the testing and I hope a cure and treatment. With out this I will surely die from malnutrition. Thank you in advance for your kind donation. Thank you all for taking the time to read all this. Please share this so it will get to as many people as possible, as my appointment is only 1 month away. I am only 44 years old and a wife and mother to 3 wonderful daughters and a grandmother to be. I am not ready to die. Thanks once again. Tiffany Dollard


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Tiffany Dollard 
Gravois Mills, MO
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