I am trying to help raise funds for my mother Lisa (Benevides-Powers) Mathieu's funeral that will soon be needed.
My mothers life was healthy no real issues until she turn 51. After multiple hospital stays for chronic Pancreatitis her doctors performed genetic testing and it was discovered at the age of 55 she had Cystic Fibrosis which is normally a children's disease. At the age of 56 she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer that was successful removed by surgery. In May of this year when she went for her yearly CT Scans it was discovered that not only did the cancer returned but also spread to other areas of her body. Lung Cancer Stage 3C. Chemo and radiation was decided on to treat her cancer. She completed the full 8 week treatment and thought we might be in the clear. But in July of this year she caught an infection that slowly made things worse for her. Since July she has been hospitalized 5 times and transferred to 2 different rehab facilities. In the beginning of December she was admitted into the hospital for what would be the last time. It was painfully obverse that her body was giving out on her but as a family we couldn't give up that easy on her. On December 22nd Lisa had a small procedure done that she was unable to fully recover from. It was time for us as a family to come together and make one of the hardest decision of our lives to stop treatment and switch the course to keeping her comfortable. Now she is resting peacefully in a inpatient hospice facility until Mother nature does her thing which the doctors say could just be days.
Lisa was a single mother to myself and two brothers. She worked 3 jobs to provided for us as children. As the years went on and her health continued to declined she was unable to work which made her go through all her savings years ago.
To help her husband and her children with the financial burden I have put together this Gofundme account with the hopes to give her the proper farewell.
thanking you all in advance with your help.
Jillian Powers, Jeremy Benevides, Joshua Powers, and Robert Mathieu
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