In July 2017, Kristi noticed an unexplained knot on the top of her head. She went to the doctor and the doctor believed it was just a benign cyst that needed to be lanced. Because of headaches and other symptoms, the doctor decided to send her for a CT scan & then an MRI. The MRI showed 3 lesions on Kristi's skull.
Her doctor then referred her to a neurosurgeon that determined that the top lesion needed to be removed because it had grown thru the skull and was very close to her brain. This surgery was performed on August 31, 2017 and after removing 2 lesions and pieces of Kristi's skull, the doctor replaced the skull with titanium mesh and sent the lesions for biopsy. The biopsy showed lymphoma.
After further evaluation and a more indepth biopsy, bone marrow biopsy & PET Scan, it was determined that Kristi has Stage 4 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.
During her healing from the skull surgery an infection set in with the top incision and Kristi had to have the incision reopened and infection cleaned out of her head and new titanium mesh put in.
Kristi is now on Home Health Care receiving Ertapenom & Vancomycin antibiotics by IV for 6 weeks. These antibiotics are extremely strong and have MAJOR side effects. She will also be starting the R-CHOP Chemotherapy regimen on 10/10. She will have to go every 21 days for a total of 6 treatments.
Kristi has been out of work thru this ordeal and the bills are piling up. Surgery, hospital stays, home health care & medicines are already well over $100,000.00. She does have insurance that has covered a great deal of the expenses, but there are still co-pays, prescriptions, medical supplies, and VERY HIGH Deductible that had to be paid out of pocket. January 1st is fast approaching and the deductible and out of pocket expenses start again.
Kristi has always gone above and beyond to help people that are in need and we feel that now is the time that people show her the love that she has shown them.
If God lays it upon your heart to bless her financially, she will be eternally grateful. Prayers are GREATLY APPRECIATED at this time.
We know that God is in full control and that He will provide for all her and her families needs.
Isaiah 40:29(KJV) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Philippians 4:13(KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Luke 1:37(KJV) For with God nothing shall be impossible.
- Rhonda Tatum
- Dawn Shepherd
- Robin Smith
- Helen McMullan