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Single Mom will be out of work for 3 months

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Hello,  thank you for taking the time to read a bit about my story.  I have a CDH1 genetic mutation. I am going to have surgery to have my stomach removed on July 25th. Doctors estimate that I will be out of work for 3 or more months.  This  CDH1 mutation is known to cause hereditary diffuse gastric cancer.   Due to this mutation and the family history I am at an 83% or more risk of developing diffuse gastric cancer. Due to the risk doctors recommend removal of the stomach because the cancer isn't detected until it's widespread and there is no treatment for it.

Believe me when I say I am not comfortable asking for help.  I'm an extremely self reliant and independent individual.  Yet I've come to the realization that if I don't do this I will not survive this financially; worse than that I will not be able to provide for my family. Unfortunately I do not have a large amount of vacation hours and we will not make it through without help. 

I realize we all have challenges we are facing and I don't take this lightly.  It is taking everything in me to ask for help but I don't have another way. 

In the end I know God will keep us and carry us through but I have to do my part by swallowing my pride and facing the fear I have about relying on others. 

Thank you so much for reading my story.  Even if you are not able to help I appreciate that you cared enough to read my request. 

May you and yours be blessed.   

Thank you,  
The Garza family
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to read a little about my situation. In 2 days my stomach will be removed due to a very high risk of cancer. I will be out of work for a long time (at least 3 months). My job has no short term disability and I have no savings. I appreciate any help; even if all you are able to do is spread the word. My family and I thank you very much.
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Hello all,
I am leaving for NIH in Maryland next Sunday. Surgery is fast approaching which means the long recovery is also on the forefront. I thank everyone who has taken the time to read about my situation. My family and I are so grateful to those who have donated, every bit will help during the time that I am unable to provide for my family.
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To all who have read my request regardless of if they were able to help or not I truly appreciate you. Knowing that you care enough to give of your time to read about our situation makes me feel incredibly humbled and beyond grateful.

To those who have donated there aren't enough words to thank you❤
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