A New Start And A Last Chance

Hey guys, my name is Alexis! I am 24 years old, avid gamer, animal lover, music addict, and most of all I am a mama of an absolutely beautiful two year old boy with an infectious grin. I also happen to be going through the end stages of a complex cocktail of complete and permanent paralysis of the stomach and digestive tract, along with major malabsorption thrown in to complicate things. At this point we have exhausted every treatment option, tube feeds aren't working which is my only real sustenance because they cant fix it and my labs are tanking. Im seeing one of the best specialists in the state and we've run out of even experimental options. They can't give me a time frame of when it will happen like cancer, so its just however long my body will hold up, and then tpn can give me a bit more time when the time comes. That being said. My life is not over and I am not done fighting. My life may be shorter than most but I want to make the absolute best of the time I do have, make as many memories as I can with my son, and hopefully see his infectious smile 10 thousand more times. Because my god do I love his smile ❤ So now that that is clarified, back to the current situation and the reason for this gofundme. A few days before I went in for another surgery (this time to move my feeding tube off the nerve my previous doctors had put it on) my fiance decided to end our relationship. This is a public domain, and im going to keep the details of this part to a minimum just out of respect for him, but long story short it was largely to do with how severe my disease had gotten and it being more than he could take. I know its easy to point blame and see something like this and pass judgement, but just know that it was in the best interest of our family long term and will allow him to be a better dad to our son when I cant be here anymore. We will be a part of each others lives, albeit differently and our son will have two loving parents. But as far as the inner details, I hope you can respect that that is a very private matter. This has put me in a very complicated place, and complicated is something I can handle, I've fought through more than alot have in a lifetime but the more I think on it the more I realize I also need to know when to ask for help because im not ready to stop fighting, and my son is worth fighting for any extra time I can get. At this point, I have to start life over, which can be a great thing, but becomes a tad more complicated when you have a time limit and spend the majority of your time sick. But I think its possible, it has to be because I need to stick around for my son and my loved ones for as long as I can and although I might feel weak sometimes I am not ready to give up just yet. My immediate concern right now is housing, I need to find my own place with 2 bedrooms, a clean, safe, accessible place that I can call my own and that I can handle financially. I am looking into low income housing as my income is $750 a month due to not being able to work. I should qualify but I might spend months on a waiting list and I do need to find somewhere I can rent month to month until then which is what the majority of these funds will go towards. I feel like it will be a huge step in the healing process, and the sooner I do it and have a working washer and dryer and clean living space, I can actually consider tpn without such a huge fear or sepsis. The rest of any money raised will go towards things like transporation to medical appointments, to family members houses if I have surgery and need a baby sitter, and for move in costs. I really think that this could be the start of making a great last few years with my son and my loved ones. Being truly happy and working towards being able to depend on myself so that next time I can pick myself back up and keep fighting, because that's what I do. That's what I will continue to do until my body won't any longer. I want to make a difference in my son's life, in other peoples lives, I will not let my life go to waste. So right now, I am asking you, if you can please help me take this step and help me get a leg up so I can stand on my own once again. I won't take it for granted and if you know me you already know I can and will continue to do that for others with everything I have. If you cant donate, please share it helps just as much! I will be posting and updating as much as I can, thank you so much for all of your support! ❤

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    • 35 mos
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    • $20 
    • 36 mos
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    • $250 
    • 36 mos
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    • $35 
    • 36 mos
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    • $35 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alexis Lynn 
Organizer
Portage, MI
Riley Todd 
Beneficiary
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