Please Help My Mom Beat cancer!

For as long as I can remember, my parents have been the most amazing support system I could have ever dreamed of. They are Christ-like examples of compassion, generosity, and love for everyone. I've grown up watching them always help others in need. I can now only hope and pray to see these traits in the hearts of others.

My mother, Julie Fulbright, was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cancer and papillary cancer in 2013, after going to the hospital twice in one night with unbearable pain in her back. The first visit, she was told that she had the flu, and sent home. After returning home that night, the pain continued to progress to the point she was wallowing in the bathroom floor in tears. My father returned to the hopsital with her, and pressed the doctors for a more thorough examination. It was then that they discovered a cancerous mass in her kidney.

My world seemed to crumble, and I've honestly never felt so helpless in my life. Since then, I've watched the strongest lady I know endure a long an difficult journey. She has undergone multiple surgeries and seen 17 doctors and specialists. In the first surgery, they removed one of her kidneys, her adrenal gland, and several lymphnodes. The second surgery, the cancer had traveled and they then had to remove her thyroid. 

During the course of all the appointments, specialists, and surgeries, my Mother lost her job. She is now unable to work due to the amount of time consumed by trying to beat this monstrous disease. Medical bills are mounting, and unfortunately, cancer has decided it isn't finished with my Mom, yet.

Most recently, the cancer has presented itself in the lymphnodes above her lungs. The treatment that my Mother so desperately needs, is only provided outside of the United States and therefore, not covered by insurance. The Hope for Cancer Center has accepted my Mother as a candidate and is able to take her in as a patient as early as JUNE of this year. This treatment is non-invasive and does not involve the chemotherapy treatments that weaken and kill so many. Unfortunately, the cost of this care is due up front and is $42,900, not including the travel expenses for multiple trips outside of the country for the initial treatment and follow-up visits.

I can't and don't want to imagine life without my Mother. If I could come up with this money myself, she would have it, no questions asked. Unfortunately, I don't have the means to provide the amount of funding that is needed, in the short amount of time in which it is needed.  The longer she waits to receive treatment, the cancer is given more time to travel from these lymphnodes into her lungs. But, I know that we serve a MIGHTY GOD and through prayer and the kind hearts of others, there is hope for my Mother.

I ask that you PRAY for my Mother, first and foremost. I know that she can beat this cancer once and for all, with the help of God and the support of family, friends, and the kindness of strangers.

Second of all, I pray that you might see it in your heart to help with the funds for her treatment. No amount is too small. Every little bit helps. It would mean the world to me, and my Father, and our family. This beautiful woman is a blessing to so many and her journey is not over.

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to read my Mother's story, praying for her, and for considering providing financial support. If you have any questions, PLEASE, do not hesitate to contact me directly. I will be more than happy to provide any answers that I can.

Donations

  • Derric Lunsford 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 47 mos
  • Jean Lande 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 47 mos
  • Doug And Johnnie 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 47 mos
  • Wayne And Lisa 
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 47 mos
  • Krista Fulbright 
    • $40 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Erin Victoria Fulbright 
Organizer
Taylorsville, NC
Julie Fulbright 
Beneficiary
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