In September 2013, my wife and love of 15 years was diagnosed with a rare cancer in her spinal cord. After suffering incredible pain for months we finally found a doctor who would try and find the cause of her intense pain. An MRI was taken of her back and a tumor was found inside her spinal column. She was immediately admitted to the hospital where she had a 5 hour long surgery where the neurosurgeon untangled her nerves from the base of her spine which were wrapped around the tumor. This explained the intense back, neck, stomach and leg pain she had for months. The pain had been so bad that she was in an endless loop of standing, sitting, and laying down. Sleep was almost non-existant for the last few weeks before the discovery. The tumor was initially thought to be benign, but the lab proved that wrong. She had Ewing Sarcoma, a fast growing cancer normally found in children and teens. My high school sweetheart started chemotherapy shortly thereafter. Her chemo regimen consists of a 5 day cycle lasting 5 hours each day, every three weeks and a 1 day cycle after that. This will continue for 17 cycles every 3-4 weeks apart. Ewings Sarcoma is a very fast growing, serious cancer and has a very intense chemo regimen.She has been doing chemo and radiation since last November and won't be done until mid next year. Kristin has always been one to help other people and animals. She spent the last 8 years working at a non profit animal shelter. She loved her job, but had to resign in short order. Her pain and sickness keep her from doing all but the lightest duties for a very short time. She is the most loving woman who has walked this earth, and seeing her in this much pain is awful. A single income and raising kids with medical bills piling up is very difficult. When my wife left her work, she had to give up her very good insurance too. I hope that I can raise enough money to get rid of the stress it causes my wife because we have more money going out than we have in. If we can pay our medical bills instead of continuing to let them pile up, we will be so happy.
If you are able to, please consider donating to help pay medical and credit card bills that have piled up due to this unfortunate event in our lives. We have never been the type to ask for anything, and are always willing to give what we can. Please help my wife recover with less stress. Funds will go towards paying our $8000 deductible this year, $8000 for next year, the $5000 in credit card debt we have accumulated in the last year and help with the lost income from Kristin not working and myself taking months worth of time off this year. Even if you don't have the money to donate, please share this on your Facebook or twitter.