Tamara has also been left with neuropathic pain from a case of shingles, and is suffering from a stomach ulcer which doctors are still deciding on a proper treatment for. Her leg was shattered in three places in December of last year which her nervous system has still not recovered from. George has been very supportive through these procedures, taking a second job in construction to help supplement their income but also is still recovering from a surgery earlier this year. With the recent discovery of cancer, there will doubtless be more expenses and more time away from work in future, forcing Tamara to survive on a severly limited disability pension. To help cover living expenses while she cannot work during her surgical recovery, we are asking for 20,000 dollars.
It's a big ask, but until Tamara is able to work again, it will allow her and the Konstantinov family to pay for eventual cancer treatment, medications, groceries and rent. This money will also help to relieve some stress giving Tamara time to rest and work on her mental health, which has been impacted severely due to the repated hospital visits, several addictive painkillers and 12 antipsychotics, 8 of which are addictive medication. This level of medication has worsened her middle form schizophrenia and made the anxiety and depression she has suffered since childhood worse and its effects more frequent, and as it stands she is under constant medical supervision and it is often hard for her just to get up in the morning. Tamara has had to recover from 3 suicide attempts after her mother passed in 2004.Tamara is an active member of her church and church service community. Her generosity and care for her family and friends and unique experiences as a refugee make her emblematic of the Canadian spirit. Any contribution is appreciated.
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