My mother, Jennifer Dyer has been battling stage IV lung cancer, that metastasized to her brain, since October of 2015. On the morning of her only grandson's birthday (August 6, 2017), she suffered a massive stroke that damaged almost all of the tissue in the left side of her brain. Because of the severity of the stroke, she is not able to speak or control the right side of her body. She cannot swallow and will need to be fed via a tube in her stomach. New brain tumors are present, which may have been responsible for the stroke happening in the first place. Unfortunately, she is no longer a candidate for any sort of cancer treatments at this time. She is able to recognize people and we are trying to find ways to communicate with her. I can tell that it's still my Mom in there, and I am so thankful to still have time with her.
My mother avoided doing any of the things that should have been done in preparation for a situation such as this, and I think that is because she always tried to keep a positive outlook on her condition. Still, her bills need to be paid, and that responsibility falls on me. As you can probably imagine, this is the LAST thing I want to be worried about right now. I am starting the process to gain guardianship so that I may have access to any income she may be receiving. From what I understand, that process can be lengthy.
I am a 24 year old single mother that can barely make my own ends meet half the time. I have a small savings account, which I have set aside as a safety net for my son and I, because I know my mother does not have a life insurance policy. I know she would never want this burden put on me, but this is the reality I am facing. I simply cannot do it all by myself.
If you are able to donate anything at all to help me afford my Mom's bills, or even if you can share this page for me, my family would be so grateful. I thank you from the bottom of my breaking heart.
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