Help with medical expenses

My name is Lynn Carpenter, and I have the good fortune of being mom to the two greatest kids in this world.  Myra is 17 and a senior in high school.  Rosie is 14, and is a freshman.  We are from Columbia, SC, but are currently in Memphis, TN.  Here is our story:  Myra started having headaches in April of this year.   What we thought was no big deal led to a two-week hospitalization and more scans and IVs than we thought possible. She was diagnosed with meningitis and encephalitis due to an area of inflammation found in her occipital lobe. After rounds of different meds, she was discharged home in good shape. Better, but as it turns out, not well. The headaches came back five weeks later. She went back in the hospital for what we were told was  to be a short stay.  The scans and tests showed that the area of inflammation has grown.  She was transferred to a larger hospital I'm Memphis.  After three weeks, many scans and tests, and a brain biopsy, it was determined that she actually has an extremely rare form of lymphoma.  The hospital in Memphis transferred her a few blocks away to St. Jude.  They are phenomenal.  And while we don't have living expenses, we do have life expenses.  I have three cell phones, gas, and everyday living expenses that need to be paid for.  Both of my girls are here with me, I am a single mother, and have very little income other than some donations from other sources and the intermittent work I'm able to do for my job.  Any donations to help with our expenses while I'm out of work would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Joyce Shealy 
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    • 40 mos
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    • 41 mos
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    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Lynn Carpenter 
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Columbia, SC
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