Laura was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer at the GE Junction, which meant the cancer was in both her esophagus and stomach. Her doctor referred her to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. There she was blessed to become the patient of Dr. Stacey Su, MD, FACS, in the Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery. What a blessing Dr. Su has been!
On December 18th Laura underwent an esophagectomy, a major surgery that lasted 12 hours. As of today, December 28th, Laura remains in the hospital. Tom, her husband has been by her side as well as Moriah for her entire hospital stay. Once Laura is released she will endure a very long convalescence at home. She will be out of work for quite a while. Did I mention Laura works three jobs? I did mention three in college, guess that goes hand in hand with as many jobs. Laura has a feeding tube which will be in place for a minimum of six weeks as her source of nutrition as her esophagus and stomach heal. She will need Physical Therapy as well as Occupational Therapy to help restore her well being. All this has created quite a financial burden on this family. There have been many trips to Philadelphia and they will continue for many months to come. Laura's lifestyle has been and will continue to completely evolve as a result of her diagnosis and treatment.
As we head into this New Year I gratefully ask that you try to alleviate some of the worries from their hearts and minds. Even in the darkest times we need to look for light, and Laura has a positive attitude and is thankful for an early diagnosis. Please give this fmaily the help they would not ask for, but certaintly need. Thank you for your time and consideration. God Bless.
DonationsSee top donations
- Lisa Eimers Burke
- Nancy Rasmussen
- Lindsay Scarabotti
- Betty Norella
- Nicole Piatt Apple
Organizer and beneficiary
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more