3 years later and on the tail of losing her beloved sister to the same awful disease, we found out mom's cancer is back and has spread.
Healthcare in the US is a joke as it is but having to deal with a diagnosis so scary AND have to worry about how you are going to pay for life-saving treatment is just unfair. So much of the diagnostic care as well as the chemo is not covered fully through Medicare and her supplemental health insurance. Last time, an alternative to the recommended chemo (a less effective one) was offered because that was what the insurance covered. At this time, less effective isn't an option.
Anyone who knows my mother knows she is a proud woman with a heart of gold who would do absolutely anything for anyone. Her positive and upbeat attitude along with the support of family and friends, got her through the first battle and it will also help her through this one.
Asking for assistance like this really isn't our thing but at the end of the day, my mother, deserves a chance to peacefully and without financial worry, fight this disease with diginity as she did before. I may not be walking or running for the donations but I'll be right beside her every minute fighting like the champ she is and raised me to be.
We appreciate all the prayers and kinds works of support and empowerment. Lucy is a spitfire like no other.
Also, FUCK CANCER.
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