*And just like that, everything changed. Sheila went from running two businesses, on her feet for at least 10 hours a day, to not being able to walk more than a few steps and dealing with constant pain. It seemed to happen over night. Her leg gave out one day and she could not put weight on it. A trip to the ER indicated that her kidneys were in acute failure. She was admitted and scans revealed that she had multiple lesions on her bones all over her body including her skull. A side effect of these lesions is that her bones easily break - she has several fractured ribs.
She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Light Kappa Chain Multiple Myeloma. Thankfully this is treatable, but not curable.
She has a long road ahead of her - 4 rounds of chemo consisting of 4 treatments each, then she will have her stem cells removed to be used for a transplant. Before they can do the transplant, she has to have high dose chemo to kill everything (good and bad) in her bone marrow. Although she has insurance, the cost of treatments is astronomical.
Sheila went from being there for her community, family, and friends to needing us. She would never ask for anything for herself, she lives to give to others.
Please help me help her. Every little bit helps. If you cannot give money, we are asking for prayers for successful treatments and healing. Will you please please also share this so as many people see it as possible.
- Duevon Scudder
- Beth Lincoln
- Ann Mauffray Miller
- Bin Sun
- Leon Davidson