At the beginning of summer 2018, I experienced excruciating pain in my lower back and thought I did something to my muscles or my sciatica. Eventually it got better and I went back to work. A month or so later, it came back, and I noticed a small lump on my neck. I worked through the pain in my back but over about a 6 week period of time, the lump on my neck grew to about golf ball size and one night driving home the pain was so bad that I could not handle it. I couldn't laugh, I could hardly talk or even breath. I went to the emergency room and they did some scans. They told me they thought it might be Lymphoma.
Being 22 years old and having just graduated from LDS business college in Interior Design, and getting my first real, professional job, thinking I have my whole ahead of me, this news was surreal. The doctors got me in touch with a surgeon and a week later I was on a gurney headed for surgery to remove the lump on my neck.
After some tests doctors have now determined that I have Neuroblastoma cancer, not only in my neck, but in my abdomen as well.
A rare form of childhood cancer.
They will be treating it with chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell therapy (my own), and radiation.
My real, professional job did not offer medical insurance, so here I am, hoping that I can somehow pay for the treatment that I need to get better.
There is a chance that I will not be able to have children in the future because of these treatments. I want more than anything to be a mother!
I can get government help with medical bills and pray that it is enough, but it will not cover fertility treatment.
Anything you can do to help me, would be wonderful and I hope to tell my future children about the wonderful world we live in that helped them to be a part of my life against all odds!
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