After almost a year of misdiagnosis and medical procedures; On Tuesday, August 1st 2017, time stopped as our Regina sat in the exam room surrounded by her siblings, children and grandchild. They delivered the heartbreaking diagnosis of Stage 4 Colon Cancer which has metastasized to her lungs. True to her character, she immediately began to console those around her, hugging them one at a time and telling them it would be okay. Her next request was that she be the one to break the news to her Mother so that she could be certain her Mother would be okay. As the eldest sister of 7, Mother of 4, and Grandma of 7; Regina has spent her life with little concern for herself but shouldering the worries of those she loves the most.
Just 5 years ago, Regina enrolled in college for the first time and is just a few classes away from her first degree! When asked why she pursued school so late in life she replied, "To show my children and grandchildren anything is possible, no matter your age.” Regina's life has been filled with more pain and grief than most could ever bare, yet she has never complained or placed blame. Frankly, we never heard her speak poorly of anyone. On one hand, she has approached the world with fear because of all the pain and trauma she has endured, yet on the other, she has met every challenge with stoic grace and love because that is what she has had to be for all those around her.
We have never known Regina to ask for anything, especially help. The fact that she gave permission to build this page tells us SHE WANTS TO LIVE. Even with health insurance most of her doctors are Out of Network. This means that her treatment alone will cost $80,000. Frankly, we are a very private family and we have never asked for anything but we humbly need to ask for help to save our Mother's life. Whether it be a little extra change in your pocket or something more substantial, when it comes to saving Regina we can’t be too proud to ask.
We are reaching out to all of our wonderful friends and family to try and help us raise the funds needed to help her. Please reach into your hearts and help so that she can return to a healthy and happy life again. Even if you can’t spare any money, please spare a second and share our story in the hopes that others might be able to help.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and thank you for all the love and support.
Gina’s Loving Family
- Nakeya Hudgens Gibson
- Nakeya Hudgens Gibson
- L H
- Royalt Ross
- Ysela Manikowski
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