In 2008 my children's grandmother whom is like a mother to me, was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer and was given an estimate of 4 to 6 months to live. Marina then found the lord and became a strong Christian and lived by God and put her illness in his hands. She then began chemotherapy and radiation which made her very weak, more ill, resulted in nerve damage and loss of hair. She didn't let cancer get the best if her she fought all the way and beat cancer. Marina was in remission for awhile, although cancer was no longer active the radiation caused nerve damage in her leg and she has not been able to walk normally or if at all since then. Well the cancer has returned full blown. Marina was told here was nothing more doctors can do to help her. She didn't let her fight end there. Marina was referred to a doctor in Sonora, MX to help treat cancer and nerve damage. She spent about 2 months in Mexico getting treated and the outcome was positive she was recovering and was ready to come back to Colorado where she resides. Unfortunately she did not make her flight as scheduled due to getting sick on the plane and was not medically cleared to fly. Then she was transported to a nearby hospital in Phoenix where she remains in ICU on life support. After many tests were taken the hospitals findings was fluid around her heart and began surgery which resulted in tubes coming out of her side to drain fluid and placed on a ventilator and a tracheostomy procedure was recently done. The hospital has not told us much as far as recovery and what their plans are. Marina is the most loving, caring person who has helped many people without asking for a dime in return. At this time she relies off of SSI for her bills and expenses as well as her two sons income. Her youngest son is in Phoenix with her on FMLA with no pay. I am asking for help with raising money to help take care of expenses while she is in the hospital fighting for her life and for her sons to continue to stay with her without worrying about expenses for the weeks or months of being with her. Anything helps! Thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts! Her grandsons, sons and other family members are anxiously awaiting for her recovery and safe return home! Prayers and or donations are greatly appreciated!
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