Ellen's Cancer Battle: Please Help

In 2017, I was diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer and underwent surgeries and received extremely aggressive chemotherapy and painful radiation. By the grace of God, I made it through and was eventually declared cancer free.
 
Then the horrid side effects of the chemo and radiation started. But I was alive, and I had an army fighting with me and I was going to deal with it. However, bad luck struck again when shortly after receiving the good news about the cancer our house burned to the ground. My family lost everything—our two beloved dogs, clothing, and memories. All we had were the clothes on our backs. Practically within the blink of an eye we were homeless.
 
Four long months later we finally secured a house. It needed a lot of backbreaking work before it was a suitable structure, but it was a house. And, with the assistance of family and friends it’s now a cozy place to live.
 
But, two years after receiving the “cancer-free” diagnosis, I began to experience intense pain in my abdomen. My oncologist discovered that the disease is back and it’s back in a big way. It’s even spread to my liver. I’ve been in constant, excruciating pain, day and night.
 
I’ve received three rounds of chemo with the fourth scheduled in October 2020. In the meantime, my oncologist says I need a scan that will show if the chemo is working, or not.
 
Unfortunately, my husband, the sole wage-earner in our household, and my caregiver, was permanently laid-off from his job in August (2020) and, as a result, our health insurance expired as of September 1st. Since I’m basically unable to care for myself, my husband must remain at home to see to my needs.
 
Our only income at the moment is $168.00 per week from unemployment. The amount is not enough to cover basic household expenses, not to mention the huge medical bills that are piling up. I’ve applied for Medicaid but the wait time extends well beyond my next chemo treatment and scan, things my health can’t afford to miss.
 
Chemo, the needed scans, and a variety of medications that go hand-in-hand with cancer treatment (I’m also diabetic) are key to my survival. I’m scared, and I worry for my husband, for my son who is currently away at college, and for my other family members.
 
So, with nowhere else to turn, I’m respectfully and humbly asking if you could please find it in your heart to help me. Every single dollar is greatly appreciated and needed.

Thank you so much!
 
Ellen

Donations

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  • Peggy Strand 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Sandra Manning 
    • $20 
    • 5 d
  • Dawn Barclay 
    • $20 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lee Lofland 
Organizer
Newark, DE
Ellen Proffitt 
Beneficiary
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