My name is Maggie, I had a good job and an A student at FIU engineering school I supported and raised as a single mom.
It all came to a screeching halt for both of us when I was diagnosed with an advanced stage melanoma tumor.
I had no health insurance, as I was covering all our expenses but the budget didn't stretch limitless. I was given the emergency surgery on credit but was too ill to work. Without much choice, not qualifying for medicaid, my son forced me to get Obamacare. I went to see the doctor because I had very swollen and painful underarm lymph nodes by then, I was losing a lot of weight and suffered severe shortness of breath.
He sent me to do scans which confirmed the metastasis (spread) of the melanoma to lungs and liver and so he sent me to the best oncologist he knew, Dr. Mizrachi in Palm Harbor Florida, who advised me that I have 6 months to live, without treatment for sure.
Obamacare threatens to drop me due to my income drop and says my only option is to get health insurance and pay out of pocket!
The oncologist says there's 2 new drugs that he'd like to put me on immediately that have proven successful (unlike chemotherapy) against melanoma.
He ordered a brain scan, stomach scan and lymph node biopsy in order to start.
Of course I'm accumulating more unpaid medical bills in the form of copays, but I'm fighting and moving forward.
I have no help from anyone with mortgage, car payment, any bills as my oncologist says we have little time left to start treatment so I cannot go back to work.
He says it takes 4 months for him to see if these drugs work on me.
It sounds,experiments and risky for as advanced of a stage of,cancer. I feel very sick 24/7 and need relief.
I did research in alternative medicine in the Americas and Europe with a proven success rate in healing terminal melanoma cases.
I brought it down to a Hospital in Latvia and one in Mexico.
I spoke to a doctor there who told me to get on the 2 drugs my oncologist recommends immediately but the risk is waiting 4 months to know but the good news is that they can give me their full panoply of treatment there which would be very complimentary to my oncologist's here in the US, I'd have to spend 3 weeks in the hospital there receiving them. They have a proven high rate of success for 37 years.
They are not available in the US unfortunately, only Europe and Mexico and I know my life can be saved, and so I ask for you guys to help me get to the hospital in Mexico and do at least the minimum 3 weeks there.
I am very grateful to you❤
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