Missy Willingham Medical Fund

May 14, 2004 my wife, Melissa or "Missy", was disabled during a medical procedure.  Since then, she has had to face several challenges to her health.  For years, her thyroid has been an issue.  The doctors believe it has stopped working.   One of the growths on her thyroid has not.  This growth is creating hormones when it chooses and as much as it chooses.  There are times when she can't sleep for days, or she can't wake up.  This growth or "hot node" is putting stress on her heart and the rest of her body. The doctors were going to monitor her situation but have now decided the thyroid must be removed.  

She has been scheduled for surgery in just over a week.  This is not the Christmas we had planned.

I have had trouble securing a better paying job since moving back to the Lubbock area. This fund would be used to cover the costs of medical expenses she has and will have including surgery, recovery, appointments, medicines.

To be as clear as I can, I am guessing about the expenses. We are waiting for certain amounts as doctors and hospitals bill separately. She has Medicare, but her part isn’t know yet.
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Organizer

Cameron Hopson 
Organizer
Lubbock, TX
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