Medical & Family Support for Lenis Alicea Benitez

Hello everyone,

As a lot of you know, Lenis went for an exploratory surgery back in April this year, due to cysts around her ovaries. However, the final diagnosis was a rare cancer of the appendix with a complication of pseudomyxoma, and it is at stage 4. 

After going to several consultations, she got a referral for Dr. Armando Sardi, who is considered to be one of the best doctors to use Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat late-stage abdominal cancer. 

In November, Lenis traveled to Baltimore, where she underwent the 11-12 hour procedure on Thursday, Nov. 21. After over three weeks of being in the hospital, she is now back home in Orlando to continue her journey to recovery. 

Because of her diagnosis, Lenis has been unable to work since April, which has caused significant financial strain on her family. On top of basic expenses including rent, bills, and food, her family had to pay out of pocket to stay in a hotel nearby the hospital in Baltimore while she recovered, which was over $3,000. Additionally, they are still unsure what they will have to pay out of pocket for her recent procedure. 

Any contribution, no matter how small, would mean so much to Lenis and her family as she focuses on healing. As mentioned, this money will support their basic living expenses and costs from her surgery.

Thank you so much for your prayers, love, and support.

P.S., if you have any questions, would like to donate through another platform or want to know any other ways you can help, please reach out to Ardyst Zigler. 

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