Lung Cancer SUCKSSSSSS

Good Morning World! Meet our mom, (Vivian) Fayerene Smith. She’s a local gal, grew up round here, married her high school sweet heart, our dad Gary Smith, adopted 3 amazing kiddos, living an amazing life, a God fearing woman, worked  hard, retired, just starting her golden years and BAM, a cough...a cough that has changed our life forever. Mom was diagnosed in August with stage 4 lung cancer. Initially everyone (all the doctors and oncologists) were optimistic..gonna go in there give her some chemo for 9 weeks see how much it has shrank and determine if we need more chemo or if we can go to surgery to have the cancer removed. Fast forward through those horrible weeks. Chemo complete, however it didn’t work.  Her cancer actually GREW!!! Doctors (current oncologist AND THE SECOND OPINION!!!!) say now her only option is to try and slow the cancer down and stop it from spreading and IF it works, maybe extend her life with quality. Basically mom has a gene that is mutated (a jacked up gene) so this medicine uses the mutation to stop the spread of the cancer cells. Sooo here is where We ask for help...our moms goal is to see her grandson (her only grandchild) turn 21. The medication (the ONLY option) treatment option is $3,000.00 a month. That price is insane for non-millionaires, and all of us combined aren’t even close to being that. Our parents are 73. Proud people, worked hard, have retirement and still can’t come close to that number. I know it’s christmas and everyone is asking for gifts and money and contributions but we just want our mom to live. This medicine is her only chance, her last option. They won’t ask. They are trying to figure it out but in the 9 weeks while my mom was on chemo, the cancer tripled in size. Time is not an option for our family right now! So please help us raise the money so my mom can see her grandson turn 21! There will also be an account set up at Texas first bank in Santa Fe this morning when they open if you would rather donate there! Thank you everyone! There will be a benefit In Late January (date to be announced later) we will be selling football squares for the super bowl and probably a bunch of bake sales! Please, please help us give our mom a little more time!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $400 
    • 5 mos
  • Tina Duke 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Jodi Nash  
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Frank and Wanda Kelemen 
    • $200 
    • 5 mos
  • Ryan Rinne 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Randi Eaton 
Organizer
Santa Fe, TX
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