Grandma's Battle With Cancer

If you know me, you know that this woman is my entire universe. Raising not only me, but if not all, most of my cousins. I do not have a tendency of reaching out and asking for help so this is extremely hard for me. My grandmother was diagnosed with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer a year ago around this same time. Since being diagnosed, she has not only had to endure chemotherapy, but with her fragile bones, two major bone replacement (shoulder and hip) surgeries and a third 'minor' surgery to put screws into her other hip to stabilize it. As of August 2017, we as a family, again, were told she only had 4 months to live. Her positive attitude and her humor has gotten her here when just a year prior when she was given the same 4 month deadline. There is not a time I wont visit her and she wont look at me with a bright smile and ask me if I was able to bring her Starbucks. She lives for sarcastic jokes and some good mexican music. Prior to her diagnosis, she was an independent woman and had her house surrounded by her own rose garden and fruit trees. There was not a day she wasn't checking on her plants. After being hospitalized the first time, her health dropped drastically and she could barely get up on her own. This week, she will be discharged from the hospital due to her own wishes of wanting to die in peace at home. She understands she does not have much time and I know she feels her end is near. This gofundme is being started for two reasons. One being, her last wish before she dies is to see my uncle (her only son). He lives in Mexico and we have requested a temporary visa for his visit. We need help to host him during the time he stays. My entire family is a low-incomed family and we together cannot make it happen without help. The second reason for this, is because as much as we do not want to come to terms with her time, we need to start preparing. I want to be able to raise as much money as possible to try and have a beautiful service for her full of roses like the ones she took so much time to care for. She has refused chemotherapy and any other treatment since the beginning of this week. She has decided, and as a family we are trying to support her and respect her decision in such a difficult fight she has had to endure.  Anything helps because I know it can be hard to give when so many people are in need of it. If no donation from you is available, I ask that you keep us in your prayers  and thoughts in the upcoming months. I am an artist and am willing to send everyone a piece of art in return for a donation. My instagram page is @obscuredminds. If you just DM me explaining you've donated and attach your address, I will be more than happy to send some stuff out. If anyone can help, our goal is to raise this money as fast as possible because we do not know how soon any of this will be occuring. In this time and moment, I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to be influenced and raised by such a beautiful human being and I would never ever want to change that. I aspire to be as humble and hardworking as my grandma one day and everything that I do, is in hopes that I will make her proud no matter where she is when I achieve it. Thank you to anyone that reads this and thank you to anyone that donates. You are appreciated and you are loved.
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Stefhani Godinez 
Florin, CA
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