Sadly, doctors are not taught about this disease in medical school despite the large amount of women who suffer. Due to the lack of knowledge in the medical community regarding endometriosis, I’ve waited 12 years for a formal diagnosis. Over the years I've gone to more doctors than I can count, looking for answers and help, only to be sent away with nothing. I've been treated like a drug seeker and my excruciating pain, nausea, passing out, vomiting, fatigue, back pain, and GI distress have been minimized by medical providers in the past. Because of the delay in diagnosis, I suffered a miscarriage last October due to the damage that has been caused to my organs over time.
I recently traveled to Austin to meet with a surgeon who is one of the few doctors in the US who are highly skilled and trained in treating endometriosis. There is no cure for endo, but surgery is my best shot at ending the debilitating pain that I face daily and possibly give us a shot at having a family. We won’t know just how severe the damage is until my surgery is completed. My surgery is currently scheduled for March 12th.
I would be forever grateful for ANY donation amount as it will help my husband and I avoid a large amount of financial stress. Any funds raised will go towards hospital fees, travel to and from Austin, hotel, food, and supplies that I will need in my recovery. God has led me this far in my journey and I know He will provide for us financially in this difficult time. If you can’t donate I would greatly appreciate it if you could share!
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